Apple cancels its Mac Pro M2 Extreme, but prepares a modular model

A very powerful Mac Pro with an M2 Extreme chip was supposed to see the light of day, but Apple has finally decided to abandon it, according to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman. The problem would come primarily from the cost.

Such a Mac Pro with an M2 Extreme chip would cost at least $10,000 in its base configuration without other upgrades (storage, RAM, etc.). It would be a niche product and Apple would ultimately judge that it is not necessary to continue with this model given the development costs involved, as well as technical resources and production.

However, Apple has no intention of abandoning its professionally oriented computer. The manufacturer is developing a Mac Pro with the M2 Ultra chip, which can have up to 24 cores for the processor (CPU), up to 76 cores for the graphics part (GPU) and 192 GB of RAM. This Mac would be modular with the ability to add RAM, storage and other components.

The current Mac Pro, which is based on Intel processors and not Apple Silicon chips, was released in December 2019. The starting price is €6,499. The price of the next model is not yet known. The same goes for the release date, which is unknown, except that it will be sometime in 2023.

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