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Apple says it will assemble the Mac Pro in the US

By Kenny Yeo - on 24 Sep 2019, 10:24am

Apple says it will assemble the Mac Pro in the US

Apple has just announced that it will make its new Mac Pro computers in Austin, Texas, at the same facilities that built the last generation Mac Pro.

It also said that this was made possible because of a federal product exclusion on certain components.

The Mac Pro is Apple's machine for professionals who demand the best computing performance. The latest Mac Pro was announced at WWDC 2019 earlier this year, along with the Pro Display XDR.

The Mac Pro can be equipped a 28-core Intel Xeon CPU and can be outfitted with a franky ridiculous 1.5TB of RAM. As for graphics, it can accommodate up to two AMD Vega II GPUs.

Along with optional accelerator cards, this enables the Mac Pro to process up to three streams of 8K ProRes RAW video or 12 streams of 4K ProRes RAW in real-time, without the need to convert native file formats.

According to Apple, the Mac Pro will feature components designed, developed, and manufactured by over a dozen American companies across Arizona, New Mexico, New York, Texas, and more.

Prices of the Mac Pro will begin at US$5,999 and rumours say that Apple will be holding an event next month to share more.

Read next: In pictures: The new Apple Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR