Apple announced new Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR [Features]

Apple’s WWDC event is all about software where Apple announced iOS 13, watchOS 6, tvOS 13, macOS 10.15 Catalina and iPadOS 13. While we saw some major updates on all of these OSs including Dark Mode in iOS, a totally separate OS for iPads, new watch faces, multi user user support in Apple TV and HomePod etc. Apple also announced hardware products at WWDC 2019. A Mac Pro and a Pro Display.

Mac Pro:

  • The redesigned Mac Pro can be configured with Xeon processors with up to 28 cores with 64 PCI express lanes
  • 2933MHz ECC memory, 12 DIMM slots
  • 8 internal PCI slots, four double-wide slots, three single side slots
  • Up to 1.5 terabytes of RAM
  • Two GPUs connected via Infinity Fabric Link, 5X faster than PCI bust
  • Apple built a brand new card called Afterburner for video editing, 6 billion pixels per second. 3 streams of 8K, 12 streams of 4K
  • The most expandable Mac ever, the most powerful Mac ever

Here’s what Phil Schiller said about Mac Pro:

“We designed Mac Pro for users who require a modular system with extreme performance, expansion and configurability. With its powerful Xeon processors, massive memory capacity, groundbreaking GPU architecture, PCIe expansion, Afterburner accelerator card and jaw-dropping design, the new Mac Pro is a monster that will enable pros to do their life’s best work,”

The Pro Display XDR:

  • The modular design houses a power supply of 300W
  • The Pro Display XDR features a 32 inch 6K display with 10 bit colors
  • Pro Display XDR has a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio
  • 6016×3384
  • Over 20 million pixels
  • 25x better viewing angles than a typical LCD
  • 1000 nits of indefinite brightness
  • Optional $1000 nano-texture glass option for low reflectivity

“Pro Display XDR is the world’s best pro display and the perfect companion to the all-new Mac Pro. With Retina 6K resolution, gorgeous color, extreme brightness and contrast ratio, and a highly functional design, Pro Display XDR delivers the most comprehensive set of features ever offered on any display at this price point.” said Phil Schiller

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