You Can Order a New Mac Pro This Week

Posted on December 8, 2019 by Paul Thurrott in Apple, Mac and macOS with 20 Comments

Apple’s modular new Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR will be available for order on December 10. But Apple has declined to reveal when the incredibly expensive workstation-class products will ship to customers.

This news comes courtesy of an Apple email, which notes only that the Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR will be available for well-heeled customers to order starting on December 10. The Mac Pro starts at an incredible $5,999 for a configuration with an 8-core Intel Xeon processor, 32 GB of RAM, and a 256 GB SSD. And the Pro Display XDR starts at $4,999, plus an additional $999 for an aluminum stand. Yes, really.

Apple has been plotting a replacement for its garbage can-like previous-generation Mac Pro almost from the moment it released it, but the more modular replacement, which now resembles a cheese grater, was delayed repeatedly while the firm’s professional customers stewed. Apple shipped an interim iMac Pro to satisfy some of the complaints, but that PC’s $4,999 price tag and lack of internal expansion ensured slow sales.

The good news? The new Mac Pro is made in the United States. Actually, given the quality problems they’ve had at that plant, maybe that’s not really good news.

Anyway, the wait is almost over.

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