A short-lived copy mistake on the online Apple Store might have let something slip.
Apple introduced two pricy and powerful pieces of pro-targeted hardware at its designer conference last month: the modular desktop tower Mac Pro, and the creative-focused Pro Show XDR. Although Apple said the devices would come this fall when discussing them throughout its keynote stage last week, the industry giant didn’t get any more specific than that. But an apparent error in the Apple Store may have limited the date.
Earlier today, MacRumors and 9to5Mac discovered that, when you clicked on the choice to “Inform Me” of availability for the products, they existed with text that stated “coming in September.” This was while other parts of the website all said “can be found in the fall.” Since the news broke, Apple quietly changed the copy in the “inform me” panel to also state “being available in the fall.”.
September would make good sense as a narrower launch window. Apple typically holds an event focused on the iPhone and Apple Watch around that time each year, so the business might announce last public schedule of the Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR there.
Below: Images of the Mac Pro taken at Apple’s occasion recently.
For background, the Mac Pro is a desktop tower that borrows components of the traditional “cheese grater” style from Mac towers of yore– though the style likewise has a heat-management function. It provides a sort of half-measure for those who wanted a PC-style upgradeable desktop: you can change many key elements, however you’ll likely have to buy many of them from Apple or its partners straight. The Mac Pro provides to 1.5 TB of as much as 2933 MHz and up to a 28- core Intel Xeon CPU.
GPU alternatives variety from the fast-but-comparatively-modest AMD Radeon Pro 580 X to the husky, workstation-class AMD Radeon Pro Vega II– and even two of the latter. There depend on eight PCIe growth slots. This monster begins at a massive $5,999, ensuring it will live on professional video-editing bays and on 3D animators’ desks but very few other locations.
Likewise niche is the Pro Display XDR, which deals with a market that has a great deal of computer displays focused on action time however not image quality. Priced at $4,999 and up (with a $999 stand), the Pro Show XDR is meant for usage by a narrow set of professionals, such as those who do post-production color grading and HDR on film and TELEVISION material. Regardless of customer needs, Apple did not launch a customer screen at the event last week.
Below: Our images of the Pro Show XDR from WWDC.
Noting image by Samuel Axon