Apple announces Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR will be available to order in December

Mac Pro, the world’s best pro desktop, and Pro Display XDR, the world’s best pro display, will be available in December.
Mac Pro, the world’s best pro desktop, and Pro Display XDR, the world’s best pro display, will be available in December.

Today, along with the all-new 16-inch MacBook Pro, Apple also announced that the all-new Mac Pro, the world’s best pro desktop, and Apple Pro Display XDR, the world’s best pro display, will be available in December.

Designed for maximum performance, expansion and configurability, Mac Pro features workstation-class Xeon processors up to 28 cores, a high-performance memory system with a massive 1.5TB capacity, eight PCIe expansion slots and a graphics architecture featuring the world’s most powerful graphics card. Pro Display XDR features a 32-inch Retina 6K display with P3 wide and 10-bit color, 1,600 nits of peak brightness, 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio and a superwide viewing angle, all at a breakthrough price point.

Apple's new 2019 Mac Pro
Apple’s new 2019 Mac Pro

Pricing and Availability

Mac Pro starts at $5,999 and Pro Display XDR starts at $4,999. Both will be available to order in December through apple.com. Additional technical specifications, configure-to-order options and accessories are available at apple.com/mac-pro and apple.com/pro-display-xdr.

MacDailyNews Take: We’ll ignore how inexplicably long this took and focus on the powerful, beautiful beasts — both the Mac Pro and the Pro Display XDR — that’ll soon be here for Mac pros worldwide!

27 Comments

    1. Hmmmmm…

      Maybe. Maybe the statement at WWDC that the upcoming Mac Pro “will be available this fall” actually meant “will be available for order this fall” so online orders can start on or before 22 December 2019.

      I hope this is wrong with actual shipments — even in limited quantities — on or before 22 December 2019, but my confidence in this happening is waning.

      1. yeah, no chance. Saying orders will be possible “in december” means they’re trying to honor “available for order this fall.” But the stuff doesn’t exist, so it can’t ship in 2019 at all.

    1. I am waiting to order mine. I’ve had the money ($$$$) set aside for about three years now waiting for this friggen’ machine to arrive. I suspect that there is a lot of pent-up demand for these.

    2. BigZ, I think you’re off base. Content creation pros have been clamoring for an updated Mac Pro (haha, but NOT the “Trash Can” version, which I think was quite a flop). For such creators, this new machine appears to be pretty much exactly what they’ve been waiting years and years for. I’m not suggesting that such a power-user-targeted product will be selling anything like MacBooks, iMacs or iPads, but I am suggesting that the new Mac Pro will be extremely popular within the content creation and thus will be an extremely important part of the Apple product line, especially as Apple itself is getting deeper and deeper into the content creation business.

      1. Hopefully Apple will have a build to order that has a cap of significantly more than 4 TB. It does not make sense for the new 16 inch MacBook Pro to have up through 8 TB internal and have the up coming Mac Pro ship with an absolute cap of 4 TB no matter how many TB ports it has.

          1. So then what do you recommend? Put it in a USB case that slows it down dramatically? A thunderbolt case that costs more than the drive itself? And wouldn’t the lack of external cables make it MORE reliable?

            Being internal doesn’t hurt anything – it’s not BOOTING from your video storage drive that is important. Did Apple make you forget you can have more than one internal drive?

            1. Ever heard of SANs?
              Seriously. You ARE an amateur and not the target market for the MacPro.

              No USB nor Thunderbolt case. It’s stored on storage servers where it belongs.

              Collaborative workflows doesn’t work like that and valuable content isn’t stored on a single drive. Get lost. Get real.

            2. Ihatenoobs: If I’m not a target for the Mac Pro, are you suggesting that there is a different Mac that doesn’t have the problem I pointed out? What Mac would that be?

      2. …and even if they do store on internal storage, presumably PCIe based SSD arrays will surely come (in addition to the up-to-4TB internal (which will increase to 8TB soon enough).

    1. Justification? It’d be best if Apple “readjusted” and offered it for at least 1/2.
      At this point, it sounds like an object best suited for a museum, or a collector…not for a business minded operator.

  1. Super excited about the Pro Display XDR!! Especially for when that tech filters down to iPhones and iPads. Will probably take 5-10 years, but so be it. I’m thrilled the technology exists and that it’s in Apple’s wheelhouse.

  2. If this doesn’t ship before Christmas, it will be ANOTHER FAIL for Tim Cook. iMac (2014), AirPods (2016), HomePod (2017), iPhone (2015)… when can we get a new CEO that is razor focused?

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