Updated Mac Configuration Utility Hints at Imminent Apple Mac Pro Launch

BY Mahit Huilgol

Published 23 Oct 2019

Apple Mac Pro was announced last month alongside new iPhones, iPad, Apple Watch. During the launch, the company didn’t specify the exact release date and simply said that Mac Pro will be launched sometime in fall. According to MacRumor’s sources, the Mac Pro is nearing launch as Apple updated Mac Configuration Utility.

The update is aimed at helping technicians on how to place the Mac Pro in DFU mode, meanwhile, the software is used to add components like the logic board to Apple T2 security chip in cases of repair or replacement. This hints at an upcoming Mac Pro launch.

The new Mac Pro is out and out meant for hardcore pro users. The amount of horsepower it offers, it is meant for extremely heavy renderings, computation, and other similar workloads. Anything else, and it would be doing a disservice to the Mac Pro. Apple proudly boasted that the new Mac Pro offers a 28-core Intel Xeon processor, up to 1.5TB RAM ECC RAM, 2x Radeon Pro Vega II GPUs, and more. Apple only revealed the base price of the 2019 Mac Pro which starts at $5,999.

Apple was taking flak for not offering a high-end computing machine for its customers. The company addressed this void by launching Mac Pro. It is quite likely that Apple might announce Mac Pro availability via a press release. On a separate note, Apple had announced that it will be shifting Mac Pro production from Texas to China. Due to the escalating trade war and pressure from other quarters, Apple reversed its decision and decided to continue making Mac Pro in Texas.

[via MacRumors]