Apple leaker Jon Prosser has shared the first image of what he claims is Apple’s forthcoming Mac Pro mini.
Prosser shared a picture of the new device as part of his latest FrontPageTech video, along with news about the multiple color options for the forthcoming iMac redesign.
He describes the new headless Mac Pro workstation as being quivalent to “three to four Mac minis stacked on top of each other.” Prosser claims it will look very similar to Apple’s stunning — but ultimately ill-fated — Power Mac G4 Cube.
This is very reminiscent of a recent report by Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman. Gurman suggested that Apple has two new Mac Pro devices in the works. One will be an update of the “cheese grater” 2019 Mac Pro, boasting either Apple Silicon or Intel chip. The other could shrink down significantly, and, Gurman suggested, will boast a mostly aluminum exterior similar to the G4 Cube. This second model appears to be the one Prosser is talking about.
There’s no word on when the new machine could debut. The previous, third-generation Mac Pro made its debut at the 2019 World Wide Developers Conference. It replaced the “trashcan” design Apple first showed off in 2013. Since it’s only a couple of years since the Mac Pro got an upgrade, that might suggest we could be waiting a while. However, due to the switch to Apple Silicon, it would equally make sense for Apple to want to give its top-end users the M-series chip treatment as soon as it can.
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