"But we were able to see the new Mac Pro running software like Logic, Lightroom, and Final Cut Pro X. By all accounts, it seems like even the base version of the Mac Pro is among the most powerful creative production and editing machines Apple has ever concocted".
"The all-new Mac Pro starts at $5,999 and will be available to order in the fall", confirms an Apple press release.
Really though, I'm only focusing on the aesthetic because what's actually valuable about the new Mac Pro is for folks who work on projects that need far more horsepower than blogging. The puns practically write themselves. The 2013 Mac Pro's design was unable to accommodate multiple-or more powerful, and therefore hotter-graphics chips, tools increasingly necessary for rendering multimedia and performing other computation-heavy tasks.
The new Mac Pro, starting at $6,000, will available starting in the fall.
Despite all this power, Apple claims the Mac Pro runs quietly thanks to a lattice housing that acts as a heatsink. Although they don't have the most innovative nor flexible hinge, quality stands can be bought for a tenth of the price Apple is charging.
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There is a chance that Apple will not be able to deliver all of these updates in time for the release date. The new operating system will include separate apps divided into Music, Podcasts, TV and Books.
Only two Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports on the top of the Mac Pro. Another prime candidate, presumably, may be 1%ers who can afford to shell out $12,000 for the basic Mac Pro and would enjoy the bragging rights of owning the latest Apple gizmo.
A pair of MPX modules with dual Radeon Pro Vega II GPUs equates to a quad-GPU arrangement. The checkbox is step one, but step two involves configuring a variety of Mac-specific features and technologies so that the resulting app feels native to macOS.
And that Pro Display XDR Apple launched - that's priced at an eye-watering US$4,999. The monitor can produce 1000 nits of full-screen sustained brightness and, for peak conditions, can go as high as 1600 nits. After the previous version of the professional-grade desktop Mac proved to be a controversial failure, it's been over five years since Apple has tried to placate what used to be one of its most loyal and lucrative customer bases.
Instead, Apple is positioning the Mac Pro for deep-pocketed businesses whose workers require superior processing speed to do their jobs. The stand alone is $999.
Apple is also introducing a new Sidebar feature, that lets you use your iPad as a second display for Mac, making third-party solutions, such as Astro HQ's Luna Display, largely redundant.