Amongst other major launches including iOS 7 and OS X Mavricks, Apple has also announced a major design overhaul of the Mac Pro at the WWDC 2013. The facelift to its Mac Pro series mainly includes an all new cylindrical design and a glossy yet clean finished chassis. The interesting part is that the Pro will be much lighter and is claimed to be 1/8th of the weight of the previous model. Apple has only given a sneak preview of the future device for now, and will launch it later this year.
The very noticeable part is the revamped cylindrical body measuring 9.9×6.6 inch, with a shell outside that lifts up to reveal the interiors of the CPU. The new Mac Pro features better graphics, processing power, battery and memory. It is powered by new-generation Intel Xeon E5 processors with up to 12 cores of processing power, and new PCI flash storage that works 2.5 times faster than the SATA SSD. This apart, it offers dual AMD FirePro workstation-class GPU with up to 6GB of dedicated VRAM, and support for high definition videos at up to 4000p. On connectivity front it will come with built-in Thunderbolt 2, USB 3, Gigabit Ethernet, HDMI 1.4 ports, and wireless connectivity will include 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 4.0
The glimpse of the revamped design have already generated enough curiosity for the Mac Pro, but one will have to wait till later this year when the device will be up for sale. There is no information on the price yet.