During the keynote address of Phil Schiller in the recently held Worldwide Developers Conference, it was revealed that the next generation Mac Pro is in the works. The new product from the neglected Mac Pro line was said to showcase a couple of new innovations from the company like an improved design, optimized performance with a unified thermal core.
In Schiller’s own words, the next Mac Pro is the most radical Mac yet.
One major trait of the new computer is its smaller cylindrical design. The size was stated to be one-eighth only of the current Mac Pro.
In the press release of the company featured in NextPowerUp, the next Mac Pro will benefit from top of the line processors. Schiller said that it will get the latest Xeon processors, dual FirePro GPUs, ECC memory, PCIe-based flash and Thunderbolt 2.
The new set of hardware will make the new unit 2.5 times faster than its predecessor and it will be able to provide an output of 7 teraflops of computing power. The PCIe-based flash storage will also let it run 10 times faster than the conventional hard drives. It includes the latest four-channel ECC DDR3 memory which is capable of giving off up to 1866 MHz and can allow up to 60GBps of memory bandwidth. All of the mentioned hardware will be built around a revolutionary thermal core added the Apple exec.
Schiller said that the parts of the new product will be assembled in the USA. So, consumers who only want US-grade quality will not have any problem with it.
There is no word yet about the price range of the new computer. However, Schiller did imply that it will be the “fastest, most expensive Mac in existence,” said the report from Wired.
The Apple press release stated that the next Mac Pro will be released on the later part of 2013.