Announced in June at the WWDC, Apple’s new Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR will now be available to order starting December 10th, according to an e-mail sent by Apple to its customers.
Originally set to launch in “autumn” this release date still counts, as winter doesn’t officially start until the 21st of the month. Given that many will customize the configurations on their devices, shipping may take longer.
The price of Mac Pro will start at $5,999, which has 32GB of memory, an octa-core Intel Xeon CPU, Radeon Pro 580X graphics, and a 256GB SSD. The 32-inch Pro Display XDR starts at $4,999, but the stand will cost you another $999. If you already consider the Mac Pro to be costly, it may get even more pricy because of the ongoing US-China trade war.
Apple registered a request with the Trump administration in July, suggesting that specific components needed for the Mac Pro would be excluded from Chinese trade tariffs.
“There are no other sources for this proprietary, Apple-designed component,” Apple said in the filing. The swift response from President Trump was “Apple will not be given Tariff wavers, or relief, for Mac Pro parts that are made in China.
Make them in the USA, no Tariffs!” We expect more details about pricing and shipments coming after December 10th, as Apple’s website still says Mac Pro is coming soon.