Apple has confirmed it plans to release its highly anticipated Mac Pro refresh sometime in 2019. In an interview with TechCrunch, Tom Boger, the company’s senior director of Mac hardware product marketing, said that due to an effort to stay transparent with the pro community, Apple wants them to know when they can expect the new professional machine to launch.
“We want to be transparent and communicate openly with our pro community, so we want them to know that the Mac Pro is a 2019 product. It’s not something for this year.”
Apple is saying this not only to give people an idea as to when the Mac Pro will be available, but also due to somewhat of a larger fiscal reason: the iMac Pro.
“We know that there’s a lot of customers today that are making purchase decisions on the iMac Pro and whether or not they should wait for the Mac Pro,” says Boger.
Basically, Apple is just letting potential iMac Pro buyers know that while the Mac Pro is coming, you can feel safe buying the company’s current professional computer and not stress over whether it’ll be outdated in the next six months. If I had to place a bet, I’d say the Mac Pro arrives later in 2019 rather in the first half.
Additionally, Apple also says its built an entire team known as the Pro Workflow Team in order to create better experiences for the company’s lineup of pro machines. For instance, apps like Final Cut Pro and Logic will be designed to operate faster and smoother on the company’s upcoming Macs.
With all that being said, there’s still a ton we don’t know about the new Mac Pro that will replace the existing 2013 model. We know it’ll be modular, but we don’t know how much it might cost or what it could look like. We’ve got plenty of time ahead of us for rumors to swirl so stay tuned.