Apple may finally preview a revamped Mac Pro at WWDC 2019

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The new Mac Pro will be modular again, just like this one.
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Apple may finally give fans a first look at its revamped Mac Pro at WWDC 2019.

The company promised in the spring of 2017 that it would “rethink” its high-end desktop following feedback from professional users. The new model is expected to come with a more modular design that can be easily upgraded, but we’re still waiting for an update on Apple’s progress.

The latest Mac Pro, which many fans refer to as the trash can Mac, divides the pro community. Many love its innovative design, which allows for an incredibly compact form factor. However, many more lament its lack of easily upgradeable components.

Apple finally acknowledged that it took a wrong turn with the pricey machine when, in April 2017, it invited pro users to a roundtable inside its prototyping lab. At the meeting, Apple said it is “working hard” on a complete redesign that would allow for upgrades.

Apple will deliver a modular Mac Pro … one day

“We think it’s really important to create something great for our pro customers who want a Mac Pro modular system,” said Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of product marketing.

Schiller warned it would take Apple a long time to perfect the machine — and he wasn’t joking. Almost two years on, the company still has not unveiled the redesigned Mac Pro. It hasn’t even provided fans with an update on the project’s progress.

But that could soon change.

Bloomberg reports that Apple has “internally weighed” the possibility of previewing the new Mac Pro alongside updates to macOS and iOS at this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference, which is expected to take place between June 3 and June 7 in San Jose.

And a new Apple display?

If that’s the case, we may also get a glimpse at the new standalone display Apple has been working on. It has been eight years since it introduced the Thunderbolt display, which was discontinued in 2016.

The sources don’t provide any more information, and this sounds far from concrete for now. So don’t get your hopes up just yet. But if we’re really lucky, we may finally get a look at Apple’s newest desktop in just a few months.