Apple Offers Sneak Peek of Completely Redesigned Mac Pro

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    At today's WWDC keynote event, Apple offered a sneak peek of its next-generation Mac Pro, a line of desktop computers that has not received a significant update in several years. The preview began with a teaser video showcasing the radically redesigned tubular tower.
    New generation Intel Xeon processors, ECC memory, and new PCIe flash storage will debut in the new Mac Pro. External expansion will be available via six Thunderbolt 2 ports and graphics will be handled by dual workstation AMD FirePro GPUs with support for up to three 4K displays.


    Compared to the previous Mac Pro, the next-generation model is approximately 1/8 the size. The new Mac Pro will also be assembled in the United States. A special WWDC session tomorrow will see representatives of The Foundry and Pixar showing off how The Foundry's MARI 3D digital paint tool can take advantage of the upcoming Mac Pro hardware.

    Article Link: Apple Offers Sneak Peek of Completely Redesigned Mac Pro
  2. daneoni macrumors G4


    Mar 24, 2006
  3. auero macrumors 65816

    Sep 15, 2006
    I wish they would have used the old design. I see no room for expanding hard drive space and I'm curious if the GPU will be upgradable.
  4. gmanist1000 macrumors 68030


    Sep 22, 2009
  5. appleguy123 macrumors 603


    Apr 1, 2009
    15 minutes in the future
    I love the power, but I don't care about the size.

    Still, this machine isn't designed for me. I'm good with a MacBook Air.
  6. Yamcha macrumors 68000

    Mar 6, 2008
    Looks really cool, but It does remind me a bit of a garbage can :p
  7. Rudy69 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 30, 2009
    New mac pro, looks nice. For me it's too bad they don't offer a "low cost" version with more consumer orriented internals like core i7 cpu instead to keep the cost lower
  8. quagmire, Jun 10, 2013
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2013

    quagmire macrumors 603


    Apr 19, 2004
    Made out of plastic? Seriously? Spend $1299 and get a nice aluminum iMac. $2499 gets me a plastic Mac Pro(predicting cost of the new Mac Pro)? Screw that.....

    EDIT: I was mistaken. This was posted before Apple posted the information.
  9. puckhead193 macrumors G3


    May 25, 2004
  10. KylePowers macrumors 68000


    Mar 5, 2011
    I personally think it's super awesome, but I know the Mac Pro lovers aren't going to be happy. Expansion has moved external =|

    EDIT: Though it does, indeed, look like a trashcan
  11. spokenblurb macrumors newbie

    Sep 17, 2011
    I don't think that's plastic it looks like metal to me
  12. Jasoco macrumors 6502

    May 28, 2006
    It's the G4 Cube evolved. Except this time they don't need to sacrifice performance for size and appearance. The original Cube failed because it was underpowered, but 13 years of technological advancements have finally made this stuff possible again.

    Can't wait to see benchmark comparisons when it comes out.
  13. nick_elt macrumors 68000


    Oct 28, 2011
    yes, because pro users buy computers on looks.......
  14. Keebler macrumors 68030

    Jun 20, 2005
    Phil Schiller mentioned Expandability through external storage
  15. spokenblurb macrumors newbie

    Sep 17, 2011
    Why do you think it's ugly?, i personally like it
  16. iMikeT macrumors 68020

    Jul 8, 2006
    I heard a rumor that Apple brought in Tony Stark to consult on the new Mac Pro.
  17. auero macrumors 65816

    Sep 15, 2006
    No, but many professionals move their machines around and even travel with them. Look online and you'll see many banged up mac pro's. I hope it's not plastic but it looks it.
  18. raw911 macrumors regular

    Mar 24, 2003
    Ok. How does the 3 internal HD that I have inside of my MP gonna work in this tube? Guess all data on those 3 HDs are now useless?
  19. Tailpike1153, Jun 10, 2013
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2013

    Tailpike1153 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 31, 2004
    Bellevue, WA
    So, that's what the offspring of an Alienware tower and a Mac mini looks like. Here's my plan.

    1. Get a job that pays
    2. Take PTO
    3. Camp in front of Mac Store
    4. Buy the new Mac
    5. Have a :apple:gasm that have new hardware
    6. Complain next year that my hardware is woeful out of date.
    7. Rinse
    8. Lather
    9. Repeat
  20. Skika macrumors 68030

    Mar 11, 2009
    This was made with Intel and AMD's roadmap's plan in mind.

    I think it is amazing.
  21. Eidorian macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
    Called it. How do you make it smaller? You remove the drives.
  22. eltaurus macrumors regular


    Oct 23, 2012
    I love it .. I want to buy it for office & personally
  23. Chub macrumors member

    Mar 26, 2013
    The design isn't really for me I must say but other than that the new hardware was a much needed upgrade.
  24. gardinen macrumors newbie

    Feb 20, 2010
    As a music studio engineer, looking to upgrade our current Mac Pro, the new Mac Pro might be an economically turn off.

    Our system needs two PCI-express slots and several harddrives for projects, sample libraries etc. Buying a Mac Pro, AND a PCI-express chassi, AND external harddrive chassi, might be waaaaaay to much money to spend.

    Note that i wrote "might be". I sure do hope i.e. Magma chassis get alot cheaper along with other Thunderbolt devices.

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