Three years ago, the Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR were introduced

Hartley Charlton

The current Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR were released three years ago today, marking Apple's return to modular tower design for its flagship Mac desktop, as well as the company's return to the external display market.

< img src="/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/mac-pro-and-pro-display-xdr-launched-three-years-ago-today-e9d06d5.jpg" />< br />April 2018 Apple unexpectedly confirmed that the redesigned ‌Mac Pro‌ will be released in 2019 to replace the controversial 2013 “trash can” model. The new machine was officially unveiled at WWDC 2019 along with the Pro Display XDR, Apple's first new display since 2011's Thunderbolt Display. ‌Mac Pro‌ and Pro Display XDR was finally launched on December 10 of the same year.

‌Mac Pro‌ features a prominent lattice structure originally designed for the Power Mac G4 Cube in 2000, and internal components can be easily accessed by sliding the case. The machine contains eight PCIe expansion slots and has been praised for its modularity and maintainability. It can be purchased in a rack-mount configuration or with wheels for an additional $400.

‌Mac Pro‌ includes three fan blades for maximum performance and supports up to 1.5TB of memory, two AMD Radeon Pro GPUs, and Intel Xeon chips with up to 28 cores. It can also be configured with a dedicated Apple Afterburner card for ProRes acceleration. Pro Display XDR has a lattice design ‌Mac Pro‌ it offers a 32-inch 6K high resolution panel that can replace the reference monitor.

‌Mac Pro‌ The price starts at $5,999 but can go up to nearly $53,000 with configuration options. The Pro Display XDR starts at $4,999 but can go up to $7,200 with additional options.

Three years after ‌ Mac Pro‌ is one of the last Intel-based Macs still on sale, and the only remaining Mac product line without Apple silicon chip options. An all-new model that will finally bring Apple Silicon to the company's Mac-focused professionals has been in the pipeline for more than two years. At its “Peek Performance” event earlier this year, Apple even hinted at an Apple Silicon Mac Pro launch, saying that “it'll be another day.” between Mac mini and ‌Mac Pro‌ made it difficult to know what to expect from the future high-end ‌Mac Pro‌ line, but it's now clear that many of these rumors are related to Mac Studio, which makes it a little clearer what to expect from ‌Mac Pro‌ next generation.

Multiple reports by Bloomberg's Marc Gurman on Apple Chip options and silicon specifications ‌Mac Pro‌ give a pretty clear idea of ​​what to expect from the new flagship professional Mac. Users will be able to customize the new ‌Mac Pro‌ with “M2 Ultra” and “M2 Extreme” chip options.

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More more than ever basic features, little is currently known about device design, ports, performance, and modularity and customization capabilities in real terms. Apple expected to introduce silicon Apple ‌Mac Pro‌ sometime next year, and it may come along with a “Pro” version of the Studio Display with a mini LED panel and ProMotion support.

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