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What do you expect from the new models

Apple’s two-year transition to its own silicon is finally over, with the exception of one product: the Mac Pro. Another one that isn’t part of silicon’s move to the Mac but users are keen to see where it goes next is Pro Display XDR.

Both products were presented by Apple during WWDC19 and were aimed at the most demanding customers. Here’s a roundup of Apple’s plans for the next Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR.

In November of 2020, Apple began the two-year transition to its silicon. The company wrapped that up by March of 2022, after introducing the new Mac Studio, which 9to5Mac Reported exclusively on.

By the end of the Peek Performance event, Apple also teased that a Mac Pro with its own silicon is also in the works, though the company didn’t have anything else to share at the moment.

Bloomberg has been reporting since last May that Apple has been working on an all-new Mac Pro with 40 cores.

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The redesigned Mac Pro, codenamed Jade 2C-Die and Jade 4C-Die, is slated to come in 20 or 40 compute core variants, made up of 16 high-performance cores or 32 high-performance cores and four or eight high-efficiency cores. The chips will also include either 64-core or 128-core graphics options. The computing cores are a maximum of 28 cores offered by the current Intel Mac Pro chips, while the high-end graphics chips will replace parts now produced by Advanced Micro Devices Inc.

About the design of the Mac Pro, Bloomberg said that it is “expected to look like a smaller version of the current design”. Even with some M2 Macs now available, it’s still unclear when Apple plans to talk more about the Mac Pro, but October might be the perfect timing.

What about the Pro Display XDR?

In July 2021, 9to5Mac EXCLUSIVELY reported that Apple is working on a new external display with a custom A13 chip and also a Neural Engine, which we now know to be the Studio Display.

9to5Mac I also exclusively reported that Apple is working on another display that, this time, could replace the Pro Display XDR with a 7K panel.

While it’s unclear if the new Apple Studio Display is a replacement for the Pro Display XDR or a new option in the lineup with premium features, people familiar with the matter said 9to5Mac The new screen has a resolution of 7K.

In comparison, the Pro Display XDR has a 32-inch 6K (6016 x 3384) panel with 218 pixels per inch. The higher resolution could mean that the new Apple Studio Display will have a higher pixel density of 245ppi or that it will retain the same 218ppi as the Pro Display XDR but on a larger 36-inch panel.

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Analysts Ming-Chi Kuo and Ross Young have different views on what Pro Display XDR can offer, as we reported in March.

(…) In fact, Ross Young says he expects a small 27-inch LED display from Apple to arrive as soon as June, with a 5K resolution. Their analyst firm believes production has already begun.

However, Ming-Chi Kuo suggested just the opposite, tweeting that Apple may not release new mini-LED products this year due to high cost concerns.

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With powerful M-series chipsets and a new Studio Display, even the most demanding users are eager to discover how Apple will refresh its most premium products with the next generations of Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR.

Are you excited to launch these products, or do you think Apple’s current lineup is sufficient for your needs? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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