Ever since Apple announced their plans to transition away from Intel back in 2020, the company has been steadily putting out new Mac computers that are powered by its own Apple Silicon chipset. To date, the company hasn’t unveiled any new Intel models, but it seems that there could be at least one more model in the works.
According to a report from MacRumors, it seems that Apple could potentially release one more new Intel Mac in the form of the Mac Pro. The Mac Pro, for those unfamiliar, is Apple’s most powerful Mac computer designed with professionals in mind, and as such, it would be interesting to see how Apple could approach it with the Apple Silicon in terms of both CPU and GPU performance.
While we wait on that, the report claims that Apple could refresh the Mac Pro one more time with Intel Xeon Scalable processors. The report suggests that app compatibility could be one of the reasons Apple could still be planning on using Intel’s processors. This is due to how Rosetta 2 handles app “translations”, and the report suggests that maybe Apple wants to wait until it becomes more mature and better before making it available to its professional customers.
There have been reports that Apple will eventually transition the Mac Pro to Apple Silicon, and how the use of the chipset could allow the company to shrink the overall size of the desktop to something more compact but just as powerful.