With M2 Ultra Mac Pro, Apple Completes Apple Silicon Transition and No Longer Sells Intel-Based Macs

Apple today introduced an Apple silicon version of the Mac Pro that uses the new M2 Ultra chip, and with that update, Apple's transition to Apple silicon is now complete. The first Apple silicon Mac came out in 2020, and three years later, every Mac is using Apple-designed chips.

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The ‌Mac Pro‌ was the last Mac that was still using older Intel chip technology, and with the launch of the new ‌M2‌ Ultra model, the Intel versions have been discontinued.

Apple may still be selling refurbished Intel Macs through its online store for refurbished devices, but none of its current product lineup is using Intel's chip technology.

The ‌M2‌ Ultra chip is available in both the ‌Mac Pro‌ and the Mac Studio, both of which can be preordered today and will launch next week. The ‌M2‌ Ultra ‌Mac Pro‌ is priced starting at $7,000, while the ‌M2‌ Ultra ‌Mac Studio‌ is priced starting at $4,000.

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Top Rated Comments

anselpela Avatar
11 months ago

What took them so long?
I'm sure that pesky world wide chip shortage in the middle of their transition had nothing to do with it.
Score: 32 Votes (Like | Disagree)
KPOM Avatar
11 months ago
The transition took 3 years (or 2.5 if you count from when they shipped the first M1 Macs). Not too bad considering everything that's gone on the last 3 years.
Score: 26 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheWatchfulOne Avatar
11 months ago

this took that many years with zero design change? why does Mac Pro need the same giant heatsink? sounds like they messed up with a new design and just said "screw it, we'll just reuse the same old design"
So they can continue selling the wheels they have already manufactured? ?
Score: 22 Votes (Like | Disagree)
tripsync Avatar
11 months ago
this took that many years with zero design change? why does Mac Pro need the same giant heatsink? sounds like they messed up with a new design and just said "screw it, we'll just reuse the same old design"
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)
oldmacs Avatar
11 months ago

this took that many years with zero design change? why does Mac Pro need the same giant heatsink? sounds like they messed up with a new design and just said "screw it, we'll just reuse the same old design"
As much as I love Apple silicon, one of the big arguments intel haters were using to justify the switch was that we’d get more frequent Mac updates, but as I and others predicted, that has very much not happened.
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Joe The Dragon Avatar
11 months ago

What took them so long?
the real Mac Pro is not ready (needs the extreme chip)
But they needed to do something for the pros and get rid of the Intel systems.
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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