The company teased professionals two years ago when it announced that it was completely rethinking the Mac Pro and then when quiet about the project ever since. Today at WWDC 2019, Apple gave developers a preview of the new machine and it looks like an absolute beast.
The new Mac Pro is made with a stainless steel frame that’s designed for modularity. Users can configure the system with different components for ultimate customization. It’s an absolute powerhouse that can handle pretty much any computational task you can dream up.
Powered by an Intel Xeon processor with 28 cores, the Mac Pro has 6 memory slots allowing you to install up to 1.5 terabytes of system memory. It packs 8 PCI expansion slots, 2 Thunderbolt 3 ports, two USB-A ports and an audio jack.
To cool the Mac Pro, Apple installed three massive fans. All of it is secured by an aluminum housing with holes in it to help with the airflow. It also comes with optional wheels to make it easier to move around.
Pricing on the Mac Pro starts at $5999 and will be available this fall. Apple says its also making a version optimized for rack mounting that will come later.
Apple also made a beautiful new HDR display to go with the Mac Pro called the Pro Display XDR. It’s a 32-inch Retina 6K display. It’s 40% larger than the iMac 5K display with 10-bit color and a super wide viewing angle. The display cost $4999 and comes out this fall.