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