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New Mac Pro May Have Stackable Modules for Component Upgrades

Among the news that Apple has up its sleeve for (possibly) 2019, none of them arouses as much interest as the future. Mac pro. The simple reason: no one knows what it will look like and how Apple will implement the so-called vision of a "modular" machine. Well, now we may have a suspicion (but it is good to absorb everything with a good deal of caution).

The YouTube Channel Tailosive Tech published a video citing nearby sources and talking about how the next Mac Pro should take shape. According to the information gathered by the channel, the machine should take the concept of modulation to a new level: the "base" of the computer will be only slightly larger than a Mac Mini and will house only the processor, RAM and some main ports of the computer. machine; other components will be added by stacking modules on top of this base.

It is not known exactly how these modules will be connected, but the channel cites Apple's proprietary technology that connects the base directly to each of the components. Only the base would have a power cord plugged in, but each module would have its own power block and cooling system.

With such an operation, journalists say, the Mac Pro would attract a variety of audiences: less demanding users could achieve excellent performance with just the base machine, while hard-working professionals could purchase the extra modules to add memory, storage , video cards, extra ports and more.

The good part: According to the information found, Ma would claim to share this proprietary technology with other manufacturers, allowing users to buy modules from brands other than Apple, which is very positive considering the price the company charges for their expansions on Macs.

The news, of course, is its doses of satisfaction and frustration: on the one hand, launching a truly “open” Mac Pro, where users could access their guts and replace them as needed, would be cheaper and more attractive. for professional users. On the other hand, the idea of ​​closed modules is more accessible to most users and undeniably closer to Apple's view of simplicity (and control).

According to reports heard by the channel, Apple should actually introduce this new Mac Pro as early as 2019, but it is possible that the computer will hit stores only next year. Who cheered up?

via AppleInsider