Apple confirms Mac Pro, Pro Display XDR will arrive in December

Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR
Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR (Image credit: iMore)

What you need to know

  • The 2019 Mac Pro will arrive next month.
  • The al-new Pro Display XDR will ship at the same time.
  • Both new products were announced in June.

Apple has confirmed that the 2019 Mac Pro and new Pro Display XDR will go on sale next month, December 2019. Both were announced in June.

The confirmation comes alongside the 16-inch MacBook Pro announcement and sees Apple's highest end Macs all receive a refresh before the century is out. Although fans of the iMac Pro may disagree.

Today, Apple also announced that the all-new Mac Pro, the world's best pro desktop, and Apple Pro Display XDR, the world's best pro display, will be available in December. Designed for maximum performance, expansion and configurability, Mac Pro features workstation-class Xeon processors up to 28 cores, a high-performance memory system with a massive 1.5TB capacity, eight PCIe expansion slots and a graphics architecture featuring the world's most powerful graphics card. Pro Display XDR features a 32-inch Retina 6K display with P3 wide and 10-bit color, 1,600 nits of peak brightness, 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio and a superwide viewing angle, all at a breakthrough price point.

Mac Pro will start at $5,999 when it goes on sale while the Pro Display XDR will start at $4,999. While we now know when the new products will go on sale we still don't know where the Mac Pro will top out once all of the bells and whistles have been added.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.