Apple to release Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR in December

Apple will release the updated Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR in December. The company previously indicated that the products would be released in 2019, but it was not yet known in what period this would be. An exact release date is still unknown.

Apple hasn’t given an exact release date for the devices yet, but given the earlier announcement for “this fall,” the products are likely to go on sale before December 21. Official euro prices for the products are still unknown.

The Mac Pro comes with up to 8TB of SSD storage, where the maximum storage capacity would initially be 4TB. Apple indicates that the upcoming Mac Pro now supports up to six 8k ProRes video streams. Initially, the workstation would support up to three of these streams. According to Apple, this is due to optimization of the Final Cut Pro software, writes TechCrunch.

The Mac Pro has a starting price of $6000. Converted and including VAT, that comes down to about 6597 euros. For this money, Apple supplies a model with a Xeon CPU with 8 cores at 3.5GHz, a Radeon Pro 580X GPU, 32GB of 2666MHz RAM and a 256GB SSD. This base model can of course be upgraded. The most expensive model includes a Xeon CPU with up to 24 cores, four Vega II GPUs, an 8TB SSD, and 1.5TB RAM at 2933MHz with ECC buffering. Prices for the various upgrades are still unknown.

Apple’s Pro Display XDR will also be released in December, along with the Mac Pro. That screen has a 6k resolution and an advertised maximum brightness of 1600cd/m². The screen costs 5000 dollars for the standard model, which comes down to 5497 euros including VAT. For an additional $1,000, Apple will also come up with a variant with a matte “nano coating.” Apple sells a vesa adapter for the display for $100 and a display stand for $1,000.

The Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR.