what you see here is not a vase or some avant-garde air purifier, it is the future of Apple Mac Pro as presented by the Cupertino folks. the sneak was unveiled at the June 10’s World Wide Developers Conference and needless to say, we immediately became skeptics. a 9.9″ tall cylindrical Mac Pro? really? anyway, that seems to be it (which on the other hand, we are pretty excited about). said to be designed around a revolutionary (a word Apple often uses) unified thermal core, the new Mac Pro will be a completely new desktop architecture featuring the next-gen Xeon E5 processors with up to 12 core configurations, dual AMD FirePro workstation-class GPUs, six Thunderbolt 2 (yes. ‘2’ but don’t worry, they are totally backward compatible) ports that offer up to 20Gbps data transfer and daisy-chaining up to six devices each, PCIe-based flash storage, uber fast ECC memory, and the ability to support up to three 4K displays.
all told, the new Mac Pro boasts up to 7 teraflops of computing power that would make any current Mac Pro looks kind of vintage. look out for it later this year. price is, of course, not in the agenda yet. so follow us and we will make sure you will be in the know when a sticker is put on this oddly beautiful, computing beast. in the mean time, you might want to catch a few more look of this machine in the gallery below, or head on to Apple website to learn more. seriously, we got to have one of these.
UPDATE [October 23, 2013] it is official, the new Mac Pro will be dropping in this December with prices starting at $2,999 for the 3.7 GHz quad-core Intel Xeon E5 processor with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.9 GHz, dual AMD FirePro D300 GPUs with 2GB of VRAM each, 12GB of memory, and 256GB of PCIe-based flash storage.