New Mac Pro tower seen from the side and bottom

Project of the new Mac Pro would have started only a few weeks ago, motivated by the “failure” of the new MacBook Pro

News involving Apple and the professional market is on fire this week. As we already informed, Apple decided to open the game and informed that he is developing a new Mac Pro and a new display, which should reach the market in 2018. And it was precisely on that (launch date) that Thom Holwerda focused on a recent article published on the website OSNews.

According to sources – who, at least according to Holwerda, “know things well” – the Mac Pro was living in limbo within Apple. Apparently, the decision to redesign the machine and create something modular, which will most likely please the professional market, was only taken a few months ago. Well, if the decision was made a few months ago, you won’t be surprised if I say that the development of this future Mac Pro (it doesn’t hurt to repeat, according to Holwerda) started for real a few weeks ago. Precisely for this reason we will not see this product being launched yet in 2017.

New Mac Pro tower seen from the side and bottom

Old Mac Pro design, launched by Apple in 2006 and lasting until 2012

To those expecting to see the launch taking place in early 2018, Holwerda tried to throw a bucket of cold water; even though he confessed with all the lyrics that he has no idea how long it takes to develop a Mac Pro like this, he believes that the deadline is well beyond the end of 2018 – or even 2019, which is definitely discouraging.

Now, what was interesting was the supposed reason why Apple took this 180º turn on the Mac Pro and returned to bet more sharply in the professional market. According to Holwerda’s sources, it was the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar.

When launching the new machine, Apple saw a huge demand for refurbished units (refurbished) of the “old” MacBook Pro (with USB 3.0, Thunderbolt 2, SD card slot, HDMI, etc.). This demand would have increased even more after the first reviews of the MBP with Touch Bar. This whole scenario – added to the problems of the LG UltraFine 5K monitor (launched in partnership with LG) – took Apple by surprise, which now decided to show its love professional users.

Mac Pro inside

Old Mac Pro design, launched by Apple in 2006 and lasting until 2012

That love will be translated into future more professional machines, like the Mac Pro (obviously) and a more sturdy iMac that also serves this market. But it shouldn’t stop there, no. According to Holwerda, Apple is thinking of launching new models of MacBooks Pro with Retina display without Touch Bar and with features that could please professional users, such as a way to integrate the iPad Pro with the Mac to use it as a graphics tablet.

For now, obviously, it is all rumors. So it’s good that you don’t create expectations (we’ve already seen that they only get in the way). Regardless of all this, how good it is to be talking about Macs again – yes, you can call me nostalgic!

[via MacRumors]