So, last night Apple had its much anticipated WWDC which in the firm’s usual style, did not disappoint.
The event went through some great changes in iOS giving us an in depth look into iOS7 and introducing a new OS X called Maverick which updates its Mountain Lion OS nicely to compliment the release of some lovely little Macbook Airs powered by Haswell processors.
But one of the most exciting things shown last night was just a little sneek peek into the 2013 Mac Pro range. This not only is a serious move forward in terms of hardware, but a design so unique that people years to come will be in love and the likes of Taiwanese & Chinese companies will be forced to copy.
With the company taking this stance, no wonder the design has changed so much;
Apple “Sometimes to take a major step forward, you have to completely change direction”
Phil Schiller “Can’t innovative anymore my ass”
As you can see, this design is like no other, the top rim meant as a handle for easy manoeuvering to reveal the automatically white lit connections behind when the unit is moved.
Under the sleek body in a triangular formation we have dual FirePro graphics cards with up to 6GB of VRAM which will allow you to edit full resolution 4K video. The GPU’s will also allow you to connect up to 3 Hi-res 4K displays.
The new Pro has to be powered by some serious processors…New generation Intel Xeon E5 to be exact, offering up to 12 cores of processing might. In terms of memory the Pro includes a 4 channel DDR3 memory controller running at 1866MHz which delivers up to about 60GB/S of bandwidth!
As you can imagine, this kind of technology needs cooling, so an aluminium extrusion has been built through the middle to maximise airflow by conducting heat away from the CPU and GPU out of the top. On the back of the unit an array of luscious connections can be found in the form of 4 x USB3, 6 x Thunderbolt 2, 2 x Gigabit Ethernet and a HDMI 1.4 port which all set a whole new high standard for expansion and connection.
Along with Apple announcing them conforming to a new standard of WiFi (802.11ac) they have also included Bluetooth 4 as standard to connect all the normal peripherals.
All this and it comes in at under 9.9″ in height and 6.6″ in diameter, the picture below shows you how shocking this new size is next to the old Mac Pro.
This device could simply sit on your desk, who wouldn’t want it too, looking like something from the future sent from the Gods. I think Apple have just set a new standard, something that so many people thought would leave with Steve Jobs out of the picture but is clearly visible today as no company of this size is about just one man.
Mac Pro: Due later this year with no confirmed pricing, this is a glance into the future, now let’s enjoy the rest catching up.