Apple Mulling Preview of New Modular Mac Pro at WWDC in June


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Apr 12, 2001

Apple is considering previewing its upcoming redesigned Mac Pro at its Worldwide Developers Conference this June, according to a new report by Bloomberg today.

Apple has said it is working on a high-end high-throughput modular Mac Pro for its pro user base that will be easily upgradable and will feature components for the most system intensive tasks.

According to sources who spoke to well-connected Bloomberg journalist Mark Gurman, Apple has "internally weighed previewing a new version of the high-end Mac Pro" at this year's WWDC, although no firm decision appears to have been made.

According to executives Craig Federighi and Phil Schiller, Apple is committed to making the Mac Pro the highest-end desktop system able to accommodate VR and high-end cinema production. Apple has also put together a "Pro Workflow Team" to tailor the Mac Pro and other Apple products to its professional users.

The modular workstation is expected to ship alongside an upcoming Apple-branded pro display, which rumors suggest will be 31.6 inches with a 6K resolution and have "outstanding picture quality" enabled through a new Mini LED-like backlighting design.

We still have no word on when in 2019 the Mac Pro is coming, but Apple did promise a 2019 launch date in early 2018. If it's anything like the last Mac Pro in 2013, we should indeed get further information at WWDC, which Apple is planning to hold from June 3 to June 7 in San Jose, California, based on permit filings uncovered by MacRumors.

Article Link: Apple Mulling Preview of New Modular Mac Pro at WWDC in June


macrumors 65816
Sep 26, 2007
For sure it will have a soldered SSD for security with T2 (and its encoding). Maybe it will have Nvme slots for other disk.
eGPU makes already Mac mini and MacBook Pro incredibly power, for sure you will be able to plug eGPU there too so the default GPU needs to be very powerful like Radeon VII for both pro and gaming or they could put an advanced integrated only GPU and optional modular eGPU


macrumors regular
Apr 2, 2007
Not promised in 2019. The exact qoute from the Mac Roundtable talk from Phil Schiller was;

«Now you won’t see any of those products this year; we’re in the process of that. We think it’s really important to create something great for our pro customers who want a Mac Pro modular system, and that’ll take longer than this year to do.»


macrumors 68020
Jun 21, 2007
On The Interweb Thingy!
What I find the most amusing about this… the desktop picture on the display which puts this mockup back to Yosemite.
What I find most amusing about that display is its total lack of respect for the laws of physics!

Shocking to hear that they are only just ‘mulling it over’. I can’t see this being a 2019 product anymore. I’d be happy to be proved wrong, but I doubt that will happen.


macrumors member
Jul 8, 2010
Yes, but will it support Nvidia gpu's? I'm seriously considering switching
Win10. I have been waiting for a year for Titan V support, let alone lack of Mojave drivers.Pro level work requires the ability to choose the best GPU for the task & AMD doesn't always cut it.


macrumors member
Apr 19, 2017
Why is this so hard? There are a million companies making modular, upgradeable chassis for professionals. I have one sitting under my desk, running Linux. This is not a laptop where every millimetre counts.
Life only becomes difficult when Apple makes proprietary machines that are impossible to service, upgrade, or repair (macbook pro, imac pro, current mac pro). But that's not the goal this time, right Apple? ....Apple?


macrumors regular
Jun 11, 2010
Gotta admit, I find the touch bar on a tower pretty odd; it seems like something I’d come up with for a GIF. Might as well pop a notch on that bad boy too.
How do you make those, by the way? After Effects? I’m always excited to look for them on new posts and would love to get started creating my own, but I’m not sure where to begin.


macrumors 65816
Jul 25, 2016
I'm also mulling over whether I want to continue working on OSX after 14 years because of the crapola that is the Touch Bar MacBook Pro, macOS and marzipan stupidification, Pro apps that died on the vine, and no commitment to desktop Macs.
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