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New renders show a potential next-gen Mac Pro with a radically different size and decent connectivity

The new "Mac Pro 2021" renders. (Source: SvetApple)
The new "Mac Pro 2021" renders. (Source: SvetApple)
The next Mac Pro released by Apple is projected to drop considerably in volume should it ship with one of the OEM's in-house processors. Now, SvetApple has modelled how this PC might look in its latest high-quality renders. It shows a chassis much shorter than fans of the device might be used to, although there is still room for up to 8 USB type C ports, not to mention the classic handles.
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Apple is predicted to update the Mac Pro (2019) soon, so as to bring it into the OEM's growing family of devices based on the new in-house Mx series processors. The leaker Jon Prosser claims that switching to this platform will allow its maker to "shrink" the PC's chassis compared to the latest model, as with the freshly-launched iMac.

Now, the CAD imaging blog SvetApple has generated new renders based on these rumors. This work has resulted in depictions of a desktop with a shape and size that might equate to, as Prosser asserts, that of a stack of about 3 Mac Minis.

The chassis could easily be about half the height of a 2019 Mac Pro, and might be narrower than this real-life PC as well. Nevertheless, it retains the series' classic fold-away top handle, not to mention its top rails and, of course, the stock "cheesegrater" ventilation solution.

All in all, the general impression is that of a PC that might draw comparisons to an Apple-branded smart composter. Nevertheless, it is projected to pack appreciable connecitivity, dual HDMI and Ethernet, not to mention a total of 8 USB type-C ports (2 on the top and 6 on the rear) included. SvetApple has also included one of Apple's new magnetic charging ports into this mix.

The next Mac Pro is also currently rumored to launch with CPUs of 20 to 40 cores, with a performance-to-efficiency ratio of about 4:1 each. Then again, there is of course no guarantee that the next Mac Pro might turn out anything like this new design.

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The latest set of Mac Pro renders. (Source: SvetApple)
The latest set of Mac Pro renders. (Source: SvetApple)
 

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I became a professional writer and editor shortly after graduation. My degrees are in biomedical sciences; however, they led to some experience in the biotech area, which convinced me of its potential to revolutionize our health, environment and lives in general. This developed into an all-consuming interest in more aspects of tech over time: I can never write enough on the latest electronics, gadgets and innovations. My other interests include imaging, astronomy, and streaming all the things. Oh, and coffee.
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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2021-05-30 (Update: 2021-05-31)