Apple will soonrefresh its Mac Pro lineup with some powerful specifications and the upcoming devices will come with a more flexible design. The company introduced the Mac Pro in 2013 and it’s been four years since the company has updated the lineup.
In an interview with BuzzFeed, Phil Schiller,Apple’s SVP of worldwide marketing, has confirmed that the company is “completely rethinking the Mac Pro”. He further added: “Since the Mac Pro is a modular system, we are also doing a pro display. There’s a team working hard on it right now.”
Apple is also working on developing a pro-level display, however, the new Mac Pro and new pro-display will make its debut in 2017. “You won’t see any of these products this year”, Schiller said in a statement.
One of the major problems with the Mac Pro was the lack of upgradeability, which makes it difficult to bump up the specs according to customer needs. “We designed ourselves into a bit of a corner. We wanted to do something bold and different. What we didn’t appreciate completely at the time was how we had so tailored that design to a specific vision that in the future we would find ourselves a bit boxed in — into a circular shape,” Craig Federighi, SVP of Software Engineering, told the publication.
In the meantime, the Cupertino giant is giving a bump up in the specs of the current Mac Pro and the $2,999 model will now come loaded with hexa-core Intel Xeon CPU, dual AMD G500 GPUs and 16GB of memory. The $3,999 model will now have 8 CPU cores and dual AMD D700 GPUs.
Apart from this, Apple is also working on new iMacs, which might get released this year. The company is planning to make iMac specifically with the pro customer in mind.