Apple has recently been accused of neglecting the Mac products meant for professionals and for good reason. It has been three years since the company decided to refresh the Mac Pro specs and it’s finally doing that today. It has even made some surprising revelations today that you don’t normally expect to hear from Apple.


The Mac Pro specs have finally been refreshed today three years after the existing model was first released. Customers who pick up the $2,999 base model of the Mac Pro will now get a six-core Intel Xeon processor with two AMD D500s and 16GB of RAM instead of the quad-core Intel Xeon E5 processor with dual AMD FirePro D300 graphic cards and 12GB of RAM.

The premium model with its octa-core Xeon processor and two D700 graphic cards costs $3,999 as it has ditched the six-core E5 processor and two D500 graphic cards. Despite going through a specs refresh, the Mac Pro doesn’t get USB Type-C ports. It’s going to offer six Thunderbolt 2 ports, two Ethernet ports, an HDMI port, and four USB-A ports.

Apple has also confirmed today that it’s working on a completely new Mac Pro that’s going to be launched with an Apple-branded pro display at some point next year. The company has confirmed that new iMac configurations aimed at professional customers will be launched later this year.

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