When to Expect the Next Mac Pro to Launch

If you are considering buying a Mac Pro, you may be wondering when a new model will be released so that you can time your purchase accordingly. Below, we outline when to expect Apple's highest-end desktop computer to be updated next.

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Keep in mind that rumors are not always accurate, and Apple's plans could change. This article was last reviewed in April 2024.

Mac Pro: Summary

  • When was the current model released? June 2023
  • When is the next model expected? Later in 2025, likely October-December

Mac Pro: What to Know

Apple last updated the Mac Pro with the M2 Ultra chip at WWDC in June 2023, but the desktop tower's overall design remains unchanged since 2019.

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A new Mac Pro will be released "later in 2025," according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. Based on this timeframe, it seems most likely that Apple will announce the next Mac Pro at some point from October through December next year.

Gurman said the new Mac Pro will be equipped with an M4 Ultra chip, which should offer significant CPU performance improvements over the M2 Ultra chip. The Mac Pro would also gain hardware-accelerated ray tracing for improved graphics rendering in games, a technology that was introduced with the M3 series of chips. In addition, M4 chips are rumored to have a faster and more efficient Neural Engine for AI tasks. Last, Gurman said the next Mac Pro could support up to 512GB of RAM, up from the current limit of 192GB.

No other major upgrades or design changes have been rumored for the next Mac Pro yet.

Gurman said Apple has internally tested an M3 Ultra chip, but he said it is "all but assured that at least some of Apple's high-end desktops" will skip the M3 chip series. So, the Mac Pro might jump from the M2 Ultra to the M4 Ultra.

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