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New Mac Pro Not Expected at WWDC 2023 [Gurman]

New Mac Pro Not Expected at WWDC 2023 [Gurman]

Posted April 21, 2023 at 9:17pm by iClarified
Apple is not expected to unveil its long awaited new Mac Pro at WWDC 2023, according to Bloomberg reporter Mark Gurman.

In a video interview with MacRumors, Gurman says he still expects an Apple Silicon Mac Pro this year, but that it will not be debuted at WWDC 2023 in June.

The Mac Pro, they were originally going to do two variations. They were to do an M2 Ultra and an M2 Extreme, as I call it. The M2 extreme would double the M2 Ultra's performance. They cancelled the M2 Extreme chip because of cost in production, and you were making so few of them anyways. It would cost so much to actually produce them, and is it really worth taking all those resources up to produce something that's going to be so so niche, even more niche than the M2 Ultra. And the other question is would people be really willing to even pay for an M2 Extreme, right? And so, that's the conflict that existed there.

I believe it is still coming this year, right, and I think part of the reason why you're seeing that 15-inch MacBook Air being an M2 and then the M3 coming later, is because you don't want to launch an M3 before you launch the M2 Ultra chip, coming in the Mac Pro. Then in terms of the conflict with the Mac Studio, what I believe is we're not going to see a new Mac Studio until the M3 generation at the earliest, so I don't believe there'll be an M2 Ultra Max Studio. It would not make sense to have an M2 Ultra Max studio and an M2 Ultra Mac Pro. Just like it wouldn't make sense to have an M1 Ultra Max Studio and an M1 Ultra Mac Pro.

Take a look at the video below for the full interview...

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