After almost two years, Apple finally announces an update to it’s Mac Pro line, offering up to 12 cores of processing power for up to 50% greater performance than the previous generation.
“The new Mac Pro is the most powerful and configurable Mac we’ve ever made,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. “With up to 12 cores, the new Mac Pro outperforms our previous top-of-the-line system by up to 50 percent, and with over a billion possible configurations, our customers can create exactly the system they want.”
Two 12-core options (2.66 GHz or 2.93 GHz) are available with a starting price of $4999. All models are set to begin shipping in August.
Also announced was the release of a new Apple 27″ LED Cinema Display featuring a resolution of 2560×1440. The latest Apple screen features an iSight video camera, microphone and speakers.