Apple: Making the all-new Mac Pro (with video)

The Mac Pro is a computer unlike any Apple or any other company has ever created.

To build it, Apple pioneered new processes, innovated manufacturing techniques, and essentially rethought how to make a computer from the ground up. The company considered every element that defines a pro computer — graphics, storage, expansion, processing power, and memory. And they challenged themselves to find the best, most forward-looking way possible to engineer each one of them. When Apple put it all together, the result was something entirely new. Something radically different from anything before it. Something that provides an extremely powerful argument against the status quo.

This is the story of how the Mac Pro all comes together.

Direct link to video here.

29 Comments

    1. The aluminum is anodized black. It is a multi-step chemical process with cleaning baths, acid, rinse, etc.

      IMHO, black is a timeless color that will stand up better than gold & white or “space grey”. Doesn’t matter, though, it will only be a matter of time before you can buy colorful plastic sleeves and LED-illuminated lava lamp toppers for it.

        1. I’m not doubting you but I was running Apple products (current and recent) through my head and virtually everything made of aluminum I could think of is anodized (rather than painted)

          Apple’s “signature” seems to be glass beaded & anodized (glass beading gives it that frosted look, but more important “work tempers” the surface making it stronger and more scratch resistant and a better base for anodizing)

          What products are/were painted (I remember the ti-book was painted, but that wasn’t aluminum\)

  1. Several comments,

    “Pretty high tech, welcome back to America!”

    “So, that’s how they make R2-D2!!!”

    “Just a matter of time before someone polishes their MacPro to the original bare aluminum housing.”

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