Former United States President Donald Trump was gifted the ‘first’ Mac Pro that was assembled in Apple’s assembly line in Austin, Texas by Tim Cook. The information is based on Donald Trump’s final financial disclosure today after he left the White House.
Apple debuted its M1 chip with the Mac mini, 13-inch MacBook Pro, and MacBook Air. The M1 chip packs an 8-core CPU which while powerful still falls short of beating high-end Intel CPUs with 10-28-cores in multi-threaded scenarios. A new leak from a tipster on Weibo claims that Apple will be launching its M2 chip exclusively for the Mac Pro and iMac.
Today Apple announced an SSD upgrade kit for the Mac Pro. The SSD upgrade kit option is now live on Apple’s store. The Mac Pro SSD upgrade kit is available in 1TB, 2TB, 4TB, and 8TB variants. The pricing for the SSD upgrade kit starts from $600 and goes all the way up to $2,800.
At $700, the Mac Pro wheels from Apple are ridiculously priced. Yes, the machine itself has a base price tag of $4,999 before taxes but even then there’s no reason for the Mac Pro wheels to cost as much as $700. Such expensive wheels also require a special unboxing treatment which is what Luke from Unbox Therapy has done.
A few years ago, Apple switched to Thunderbolt 3 ports on its Macs, including iMacs, Mac Minis, and MacBooks. The do-it-all port developed by Intel features high data bandwidth of up to 40Gbps and has the reversible USB Type-C connector. For future Macs, Apple could upgrade to USB 4.0 ports, which could support monitors with resolutions as high as 8K and 16K.
Apple unveiled the truly modular Mac Pro years after launching the cylindrical Mac Pro in 2013. Almost every possible aspect of the extremely powerful desktop computer is customizable, starting from the CPU to its mounting system and feet. Now, the company has started selling feet and wheels for the new Mac Pro.
Apple has added the 2019 Mac Pro to its refurbished store. This will allow customers to get their hands on refurb units of the company’s most powerful Mac and save nearly 15% off the retail price.
Apple has quietly started charging more for built-to-order Macs in various parts of the world. For anyone buying a Mac with upgraded parts, they see an approximate 10% price increase. This hike in prices applies to most laptops and desktops purchased from the company’s website.