That the Mac Pro it needs some definition – be it a new, fully updated version or, who knows, your headstone – no one questions. Today there are exactly 1,124 days since the machine went on sale, after a pompous presentation at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2013.
Leaving the issue of outdated internal components aside, it is a fact that the current concept of the Mac Pro is innovative. Which is not to say that it is perfect, and Pascal Eggert showed in a proposal for “Mac Pro 2” how Apple could improve its professional cylinder somewhat.
To begin with, he already thinks that Apple should “stretch” the cylinder a bit, making it a kind of giant “pill” (or a tower with rounded corners) that would allow the inclusion of conventional desktop components, such as powerful dedicated graphics cards. It would also have a built-in top handle.
On the back, connectivity for anyone to fault: four USBs 3, four Thunderbolts 2, eight Thunderbolts 3, two Gigabit Ethernets and two HDMIs 2.1.
In terms of technical specifications, Eggert also said: storage of up to 4TB with fast access (SSDs up to 3,500MB / s) and up to 16TB of storage (HDDs up to 540MB / s), up to 22 teraflops computing power, up to 24GB of GDDR5X RAM and so on.
It’s the same thing: if Apple wants to, it does. It remains to be seen whether it wants to, and the current Mac Pro’s marketing performance cannot be taken into account for this decision as it is a somewhat limited machine in terms of upgrades and completely out of date after more than three years of release. That is, your sales today must be really insignificant.
[via App Advice]