Imagining The New Modular Mac Pro Design

 

The previous Mac Pro lineup
One was modular, the other, not so much.

In what turned out to be a bit of a surprise in the tech world, Apple announced plans that it would be working on an updated Mac Pro, that would contain a modular design for users wishing to perform regular component upgrades.

Whilst development of the new Mac Pro has only just started, which of course means that release is probably still a year or more away yet, designers are already starting to dream up concepts of what the new machine might look like, such as today’s offering from CURVED/labs.  The design includes a Mac-mini style box along with the familiar Apple branded display.  Check out their video below the fold.


CURVED/labs imagines a design that’s entirely upgradeable, with two slots for graphics cards, housing sides that rotate, and sections that are accessible to switch up the processor, RAM and storage.

CURVED labs design of the future modular Mac Pro
It even includes Siri in the front.

Similarly to the previous “cheese grater” style of the Mac Pro before the “trash bin” version, holes were added to the top in order to allow for hot air to more easily escape.  Features like Touch ID, a Touch Bar for component information, as well as ports for USB-C, USB-A, and HDMI ports were also added along with microphone and headphone jacks.

As with any rumor, these should always be taken with a grain of salt.  However, it would seem like the designers have really taken into consideration thus far what Apple executives have provided up to this point.

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