Apple is working on a new Mac Pro. Apple changed the trashcan design with a cheese grater style in its most current form, which appeared during the WWDC 2019 keynote. After three years, the company said that it was working on a new Mac Pro and will disclose more details later. Here are the prospective release dates for this product as 2022 approaches, as well as what we can presently expect from it.
Design of the Mac Pro has evolved significantly over time. According to Bloomberg, the next edition will “look like a smaller version of the current design.”
This gadget currently features a stainless steel finish and a cheese grater-like front to help distribute heat. It has the look of a typical CPU. According to Bloomberg, Apple may be able to make the new Mac Pro thinner while maintaining the same strength.
M2 Extreme CPU might appear in the future Mac Pro
Some M2 family CPUs will very certainly be incorporated in the next Mac Pro. Bloomberg reported in May 2017 that Apple was working on a new Mac Pro with 40 cores: “A redesigned Mac Pro, codenamed Jade 2C-Die and Jade 4C-Die, is planned to be launched in 20 or 40 computing core variants, with 16 or 32 high-performance cores and four or eight high-efficiency cores. The graphics options for the CPUs would be 64 or 128 cores. The higher-end graphics processors would replace Advanced Micro Devices Inc. components, while computing core counts would surpass the 28 core limit set by today’s Intel Mac Pro CPUs.”
Mac World outlined what to expect from the M2 CPUs that Apple is still aiming to launch in an October story. Following the release of the M2 chip with a 13-inch MacBook Pro and 13-inch MacBook Air, which we reviewed here, the company may be developing more M2 Pro, M2 Max, M2 Ultra, and potentially M2 Extreme processors.
The publication exploits the common M2 chip by predicting “certain expected specifications for the rest of the M2-series,” which are “based on the same doubling up of components in the M1-series.” In light of this, here is a possible M2 lineup:
- M2 has up to 24GB of RAM, an 8-core CPU, and a 10-core GPU.
- M2 Pro: up to 48GB RAM, a 20-core GPU, and a 10-core CPU (expected).
- Apple M2 Max has a 10-core CPU, a 40-core GPU, and up to 96GB of RAM (anticipated)
- M2 Ultra (predicted): 24-core CPU, 80-core GPU, and up to 192GB RAM M2 Extreme (predicted): up to 384GB RAM, 160 GPU cores, and a 48-core CPU
When will Apple launch a new Mac Pro?
May Apple unveil a new Mac Pro in the next months, with the device going on sale in 2023, like it did in 2019. According to MacWorld, Apple will release new M2 Pro and M2 Max CPUs this month.
Because the M2 Ultra and M2 Extreme processors are believed to be featured in the Mac Pro, Apple may delay revealing its most powerful Mac till a Spring event. What will happen to the Mac Studio after Apple unveils this new product and refreshes the 2020 Mac mini is unknown.