According to a new report from Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman, Apple is working on a new, smaller, Mac Pro with Apple Silicon. Here’s everything we know.
This redesigned Mac Pro, according to Gurman, will be nearly identical in design at about half the size of the current model, and feature an Apple Silicon chip. It’s currently unknown whether the smaller model will be sold alongside the larger Mac Pro, or replace it. Although, I personally don’t see the Mac Pro being replaced anytime soon.
“Apple engineers are currently developing a new Mac Pro that looks like the current design at about half the size. It’s unclear if that Mac will replace the current Mac Pro or if it’s an additional model. Apple’s chip designs could help the company reduce the size of its computers due to increased power efficiency, but the current Mac Pro is large, in part, to fit components like additional storage drives and graphics chips,” reports Bloomberg.
A smaller Mac Pro fits perfectly within Apple’s planned two-year transition period from Intel to Apple’s own silicon, but don’t expect to see this Mac Pro at next week’s “One More Thing” event, as this smaller Mac Pro most likely won’t come out until late 2021 or early 2022.
Apple is expected to announce three new Apple Silicon Mac’s at next week’s “One More Thing” event. A silicon iMac won’t happen until next year.