🖥️ A new Mac Pro for every year?
The track record for keeping the Mac Pro updated is pretty terrible. The 2013 Mac Pro burst onto the scene with a radical design, new hardware, and advanced video, only to be abandoned that same year.
The iMac Pro burst onto the scene in 2017 as a pro level machine to compensate for the lack updates in the 2013 Mac Pro. It supported advanced video, huge amounts of ram, and was abandoned the same year.
In 2019 the Mac Pro got a new design, supported massive video cards, had plenty of upgrade slots, and huge amounts of ram, then got abandoned.
While laptop after laptop got refreshes and iPads got one new feature after another, the Mac Pro sat on the bench waiting for a dance partner.
With the Mac Pro 2023 sharing the same innards as the Mac Studio, will the Mac Pro see a refresh each year? Will it upgrade to M3 Ultra within the next 18 months? Will the Mac Pro be Mx Ultra exclusively? Will it get more than 192GB of ram?
And will expansion slots be the only tech difference that separates the Pro from Studio? Is the 2023 Mac Pro a stop gap machine, brought into existence to “complete” the transition to Apple Silicon?
It’s been a bumpy road for the Mac Pro since 2013, but the future still looks a little hazy.