The first Mac Pro orders have started to ship

What you need to know

  • Some Mac Pro orders are shipping.
  • At least one order has shipped sooner than expected.
  • Orders were opened up on December 10.

Apple made the new Mac Pro available to order on December 10 and now it seems that there's a chance people will receive theirs soon. At least one is now slated to arrive on December 16.

That order belongs to MacStadium's Brian Stucki (via MacRumors). The order is now arriving earlier than Apple originally estimated when he placed his order. Delivery times have now stretched out as far as January 8 depending on the configuration you order.

Mac Pro shipment

Mac Pro shipment (Image credit: MacRumors)

It seems that Stucki ordered the 12-core model with 96GB of RAM. That's a strong configuration and sure to be super quick when it arrives.

The Mac Pro starts at $5,999 but as we've already found, it isn't too difficult to get the overall price to more than $50,000. And that's before you consider the fact that you'll need a monitor as well. If you throw in a Pro Display XDR, starting at $4,999, things reallty start to get extreme.

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.