With WWDC 2021 just a week or two away, it’s time to start dreaming again about Apple’s brand new products. It may just be a software showcasing, but we may also get to see some hardware goodies, like a new Apple Watch, perhaps a new Mac Pro and some other major machines. Designers from Svetapple.sk have come up with a design for a new Mac Pro 2021.
The Apple Mac Pro 2021 gets a redesign in order to celebrate its moving on to the Apple Sillicon CPU, or better said the Apple M1 or M2. These renders are actually inspired by leaks and Jon Prosser previously said that the redesigned Apple Mac Pro will be similar in size to 3 Mac Mini computers stacked on top of each other. It looks like one of those cliche nuclear chargers taken out in action movies or the “core” or any major sci-fi ship, on account of its handles and badass industrial design.
The ventilation cheese grater grille is here to stay. There’s a functional side to this design: the temperature inside the aluminum chassis may grow, so ventilation could drain the heat outwards. There’s a flurry of connectors here, including 6 USB-C Thunderbolt ports, 4 USB-A ports, 2 HDMI, 2 Ethernet ones and a MagSafe for charging. At the top we find two more USB-C ports, a Power button, LED and slide out handle, used to remove the entire Mac Pro aluminum chassis.
The machine stands on 4 elegant legs and shares some traits with the Mac Pro 2019. Bloomberg also leaked some configs, saying that 20 to 40 computing core variations are expected, made of 16 high performance and 32 high performance cores and 4 or 8 high efficiency cores. For graphics we have either 64 or 128 core solutions. I have to say I’m digging the design more than I expected at first.