Yesterday, it was reported that Apple will be updating four out of five of its Mac lineups at WWDC next week. While the MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, and iMac are locks to receive updates, the fourth Mac that will be getting refreshed remained unclear — it was a toss-up between the Mac Mini and Mac Pro.
Just hours later, however, Mark Gurman for 9to5Mac noted that, according to his sources, the Mac Pro will be receiving a long overdue update next week. Apple has already begun pulling stock of remaining Mac Pros at several retail locations ahead of the refresh. Pricing will reportedly remain similar to the current offerings. More details ahead.
Reliable sources are reporting that Apple will, in fact, unveil a new Mac Pro at WWDC next week.
Sources have also been able to provide some part numbers and prices to prove this:
MD770LL/A – K5BPLUS,BETTER, BTR-USA
MD771LL/A – K5BPLUS,BEST,BTR-USA
MD772LL/A – K5BPLUS,ULTIMATE,BTR-USA
Apple has seemingly neglected the Mac Pro since its last update in July 2010, so this update will be rather significant for the professional desktop Mac. The Mac Pro should receive new Intel Xeon E5 processors and the latest graphics chips, while Apple has been experimenting with a design for the computer that is “rackable and stackable.”
The Mac Pro is extremely customizable — rare for an Apple computer — and currently maxes out with a 2.93 GHz 12-core processor, 64GB memory, four 512GB solid-state drives, and ATI Radeon HD 5870 1GB graphics chip. For just $15,399, of course. Apple will host the opening WWDC keynote next Monday, June 11th at 10:00 AM Pacific (1:00 PM Eastern).