2013 was perhaps the last that most of us thought we could see of the Mac Pro. Fast forwarding about five years later, Apple has taken the initiative to bring in the iMac Pro, the Mac Pro and the Pro Display, much to our excitement. But for now, the company is only hinting at the systems, making the wait all the more worthwhile and frustrating at the same time.
Power users who were originally restricted to a sealed dustbin container chassis can now venture out and upgrade the internals, thanks to Apple’s thoughtful new design that is, in Apple’s words, “modular” and “upgradeable” that will also be taken full advantage of by a brand new, high-end Pro Display for the ultimate producing workstation. The first step in that direction was the announcement of the iMac Pro back in June this year and will be made available this week. The iMac Pro has delivered on its promise of being a power-house of a desktop PC but the Mac Pro will be the most anticipated of the lot.
According to MacWorld, Apple has taken years of engineering to create a design to match the needs of the power-users who want to keep their systems up to date and fresh all the time. The iMac Pro, with its 128GB of RAM and 18 cores is still good enough to currently be the reigning King of the hill, but it is still constrained to just those specifications years down the line. The two designs of the Mac Pro have so far been black and white in difference to each other and the contrast will most likely continue to the next iteration that promises to be more user-oriented.
Impressively, Apple already started by fulfilling their promise of upgradeability with the iMac Pro, offering upgradable CPU and RAM components open to users. This means that we can expect the Mac Pro to offer similar component switching capabilities, making it easier to change, compared to its past iterations. That would mean a complete overhaul of the system’s design, so as to not deviate from the company’s philosophy. Many other companies have tried modular designs for their own brands, and while there is virtually no boundary to what a PC can do, the possibilities for a Mac could be near-endless.