In September 2012, we highlighted a modular Mac Pro concept. Months later the designer Peter Zigich returned with a new proposal for Apple's professional desktop.
Zigich's idea involves an old rumor in which Ma computers can use processors with ARM (Advanced RISC Machine) architecture, the same that today equips iPads and iPhones / iPods touch. Using these chips (more energy efficient, smaller, cheaper, etc.), the company would be able to create a much smaller housing than the current one and even greater customization of the machine, something that goes against the recent releases (MacBook Air and MacBook Pro with Retina display).
Based on this, the designer created an aluminum housing that looks more like a cube.
The concept features four USB 3.0 ports and two Thunderbolt ports on the front of the desktop:
Below, a view of the rear of the machine, with several ports (USB 3.0, Thunderbolt, Ethernet, audio input and output, speakers, PCI, etc.):
He also imagined a kind of retractable wing too, see:
Now, a view of the machine without the side part / cover:
There would be some options of Macs Pro, with configurations that vary from two A10 or Intel processors (with four cores, totaling eight) and 16GB of RAM up to 12 CPUs (central processing unit, or central processing unit) with 96GB of RAM!
He also thought of an anodized aluminum case, following the line of the iPhone 5 and the iPad mini:
See, on the side, a comparison between the concept and the current version of the Mac Pro:
Honestly, I didn't like that concept. Not because of the personalization and ease of handling, which I even think is important to have in a professional machine, but because of the look, somewhat “without salt”. Yes, its shape resembles the old Power Mac G4 Cube, but the similarities end there. The truth is that this concept is more like a Dell, Hewlett-Packard (HP) or Samsung than Apple. But how I like it
Apple has promised a new Mac Pro for 2013. Considering that the machine's design has been the same since 2003, it is high time to rethink this project.
(via The Loop)