Tom Hesser reports for O’Grady’s PowerPage that a teardown of Apple’s all-new Mac Pro by Other World Computing has discovered an interesting feature that Apple failed to mention, as reported by AppleInsider, “A closer look at the parts inside Apple’s late 2013 Mac Pro were offered in teardown photos… [that] show that the Intel Xeon processor found inside the Mac Pro is socketed and can be removed from the system, should a user choose to do so.”
“It should be noted that this doesn’t ensure that Apple has any plans to offer processor upgrades, or that the hardware is capable of handling newer and faster processors, but we can always hold out hope. In fact, this really isn’t anything new. Many past tower models from Apple have had removable processors, but this was for repair purposes,” Hesser reports. “I’ve worked on more than a few Macs that blew their processor for some reason and had to have them replaced, but you’d have to go through Apple to get the replacement. Trying to put a different processor in those models typically resulted in a very unstable machine. I’m sure we’ll here more about this as people start to tinker with the hardware.”
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Teardown of new Mac Pro reveals upgradeable CPU and RAM – December 28, 2013