Apple Working on Two New Mac Pro Desktops, One of Which Will Be Reminiscent of Power Mac G4 Cube

Apple is developing two versions of the Mac Pro to succeed the ‌Mac Pro‌ that was first released in December 2019, according to a new report from Bloomberg.

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The first updated ‌Mac Pro‌ is a direct successor to the current ‌Mac Pro‌ and it will use the same design. It may also be equipped with Intel processors rather than Apple silicon chips, and it could be one of the sole machines in the Mac lineup to continue to rely on Intel technology. Rumors suggest that most other machines are transitioning to Apple silicon.

The second machine will use Apple silicon chips and it will be less than half the size of the current ‌Mac Pro‌, putting it somewhere between the existing ‌Mac Pro‌ and the Mac mini. It will feature a mostly aluminum exterior, and Bloomberg suggests that it could "invoke nostalgia" for the Power Mac G4 Cube.

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Apple is testing Apple silicon chips with as many as 32 high performance cores for its desktop computers, and 16 to 32-core graphics options are also in the works. For its highest-end machines, though, Apple is developing more expensive 64 and 128-core GPUs, which would be several times faster than the graphics options Apple uses from AMD.

There is no word on when the two new ‌Mac Pro‌ models might come out. Apple is working on transitioning its Mac lineup to Apple silicon chips, a process that is expected to take up to two years to complete. In a prior report, Bloomberg said that the Apple silicon ‌Mac Pro‌ was planned to launch by 2022.

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hortod1 Avatar
16 weeks ago
How much are the wheels?
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Asarien Avatar
16 weeks ago

Why would they keep intel over mac silicon?
Because Professionals work in professional environments, where they can't just switch $100,000+ worth of hardware overnight to the latest trend, which isn't compatible with even half of their software.
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ksz Avatar
16 weeks ago
The rumor mill is really churning today.
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ArPe Avatar
16 weeks ago
This time it will work because of Apple Silicon. The Cube and the Trashcan were hampered by Intel and Motorola and heat.
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az431 Avatar
16 weeks ago

Intel but no 32-Bit support.

Can't have everything.
32-bit support? Are you planning to spec that out with a floppy drive and a parallel printer port?
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madmin Avatar
16 weeks ago
And an affordable monitor with all the ports including Ethernet to go with it please
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