In a sneaky bit of weekend news, the company sent out a Saturday email informing users the new Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR would be "available to order" on December 10. The email revealed on Saturday is the first confirmation of an actual date.
Though orders will be open, it's still unclear when customers will officially be able to get their hands on the computer, and Apple has not yet provided a date for when the Mac Pro's will ship.More news: Rohingya activists launch boycott of Myanmar
It can be configured up to a 28-core Xeon, 1.5 TB of memory, four Radeon Pro Vega II GPUs and however much storage you might need, but with those specs, you could be shelling out $50,000.
This is the first Mac Pro refresh we've seen since 2013 and it's a big one. The base configuration costs $5,999 for an 8-core Xeon processor, 32GB of memory, Radeon Pro 580X graphics, and a 256GB SSD.More news: Video Shows Dabo Swinney’s Message To Clemson Players About The Playoff
The system starts at $5,999, plus the $4,999 Pro Display XDR monitor.
The real cherry on the cake is the $999 Apple wants you to pay for a stand, though. The 32in display may pack a 6K resolution with 1,000,000:1 contrast, but it'll also sell for $4,999 (around £3,797) with an extra $1,000 if you want the fancy anti-glare nano-texture coating. During its unveiling Apple showed off the Mac Pro running a thousand digital instruments at once in Logic Pro without a hint slowdown-in fact, it was running at about 75% capacity, meaning it had room for even more instruments in its digital orchestra.More news: Canopy Growth names Constellation Brands executive as new CEO
As Macworld columnist Jason Snell said earlier this month, the Mac Pro is important mainly because of Apple's long association with the high-end creative professional market.