Mac Pro FCC approval means launch is imminent

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The new Mac Pro is a beautiful beast.
The 2019 Mac Pro along with the Pro Display XDR were unveiled at WWDC in June.
Photo: Apple

The FCC just signed off on Apple’s next professional-grade desktop. The 2019 Mac Pro was announced this summer, and this approval clears the way for a release.

It’s possible the launch will even be today. The FCC typically gives the go-ahead to Apple products on the same day they’re announced. AirPods Pro got its green light on Monday, right about the time Apple was unveiling these new in-ear headphones, for example.

2019 Mac Pro is truly for professionals

The FCC approval doesn’t reveal anything new about the latest Mac Pro because Apple has been openly talking about it for months.

The 2019 desktop is designed for professionals, no prosumers, with an insane 28-core Intel Xeon processor, up to 1.5TB of RAM, and other super-high-end features.

It is made with a stainless steel frame that’s designed for modularity. Built in are eight PCI expansion slots, a pair of Thunderbolt 3 ports, two USB-A ports and an audio jack.

Pricing on the Mac Pro starts at $5999, which is typical for truly professional computers.

Although the wraps came off in June, Apple hasn’t given a release date other than some time this fall. But FCC approval means an announcement could come any day now.