Apple Teases Apple Silicon Mac Pro at Spring Event

The Mac Studio that was introduced today may be as powerful as the current Mac Pro, but Apple made it clear that the device is not intended to be a ‌Mac Pro‌ replacement.

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Apple senior vice president of Hardware Engineering John Ternus teased a new Apple silicon ‌Mac Pro‌ on stage at today's event to address any confusion about the company's ‌Mac Pro‌ plans.

When talking about the transition to Apple silicon across the Mac lineup, Ternus said that there's "just one more product to go: ‌Mac Pro‌," before adding "that's for another day."

Apple did not provide additional details on when we could see a refreshed ‌Mac Pro‌, but it's possible such a machine will be introduced as soon as WWDC. Bloomberg's Mark Gurman has said that Apple has additional Mac-related announcements planned for May and June of this year.

The ‌Mac Studio‌ is equipped with M1 Max or M1 Ultra chips. The ‌M1 Ultra‌ features a 20-core CPU and up to a 64-core GPU, along with a 32-core Neural Engine.

Though the ‌Mac Studio‌ does not replace the ‌Mac Pro‌ (or the high-end Mac mini), it does appear to be a replacement for the 27-inch iMac, which Apple has now discontinued.

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Top Rated Comments

Chaos215bar2 Avatar
12 months ago

How does internal expandability fit into Apple's vision of an ARM world?
Last I saw that Mac Studio was still 100% bolted down like a cheap motel TV remote.
Last I checked, cheap motel TV remotes don't come with 6 Thunderbolt ports. But maybe I'm just out of the loop.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
scotttnz Avatar
12 months ago

So there is M1, M1 Pro, M1 Max, M1 Ultra... and now there will likely be 1 more chip in the 1st gen (M1 series).

what name is bigger/better than Max/Ultra? M1 definitive?
Bring back Quadra??
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
JackieTreehorn Avatar
12 months ago
My two-month old M1 Pro feels old already.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MayaUser Avatar
12 months ago

Fairly simple: M1 Ultra is the rumoured Jade 2C- Die. Mac Pro will get 4C-Die, so essentially double up of M1 Ultra.
cant exist...M1 ultra=interconnected fabric between 2 M1 max
So the mac pro needs the M2 family
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MayaUser Avatar
12 months ago
we have to wait for M2 before we see something like 4 SoC’s tiled.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
_Spinn_ Avatar
12 months ago
With the Mac Studio and they M1 Ultra, I’m very, very excited to see what Apple releases for the Mac Pro when it transitions to Apple Silicon.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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