The new and immensely powerful Mac Pro and gorgeous Pro Display XDR are Apple's love letters to professionals.
The panels are aluminum and were designed to seal in the system, maintaining pressure so that the cooling fans are work more effectively.
The entire design is very PC-like. Nothing strange or funky this time round. This is the rear where you will find all your I/O connectivity.
The Mac Pro has a 1,400W power supply. Next to it, you will find not one, but two 10Gbps Ethernet ports.
Closer to the top are two USB 3.0 USB-A port and two USB-C Thunderbolt 3 ports.
Above, there's an additional two USB-C Thunderbolt 3 ports. Note also the handles for easy carrying. That's actually part of the frame of the chassis and is made out of stainless steel.
The pattern is not for show. It's been inspired by nature, based on naturally occurring phenomenon in molecular crystal structures. According to Apple, it increases surface area and improves airflow, while maintaining structural rigidity.
This is the stainless steel space frame of the Mac Pro. The aluminum panels can be easily removed to give owners access to the internals so that every component can be upgraded.
The Pro Display XDR has a 32-inch panel that supports a resolution of 6,016 x 3,384 pixels. It supports P3 color gamut with 10-bit depth, and has a contrast ratio of 1,000,000 to 1. The display can sustain 1,000 nits of brightness indefinitely and can peak at 1,600 nits.
To achieve such high levels of contrast and brightness, cooling was important. As a result, the Pro Display XDR has the same lattice structure in the rear for improved ventilation.
Behind, the Pro Display XDR has a single USB-C Thunderbolt 3 port and three USB-C USB 3.1 ports. The Thunderbolt 3 port allows you to connect to other Thunderbolt 3 devices (such as the MacBook Pro) for charging.
This is the Pro Stand, which retails separately for US$999. Judging from the sighs in the crowd, I think it's safe to say that many assumed this would come included with the Pro Display XDR. As you would expect, it's gorgeous and has a wickedly engineered hinge system.
It might not look it, but this hinge allows users to adjust for height (up to 120mm), tilt ( –5° to +25°), and even orientation.