Despite the fact that the all-new Mac Pro received’t be launched till later this fall, we’re studying extra in regards to the equipment that will probably be out there for the brand new modular skilled desktop. Belkin and Logitech will probably be among the many first third-parties to supply particular Mac Professional merchandise alongside Promise.
Promise simply introduced two Pegasus modules co-designed with Apple for the brand new Mac Professional. One is an MPX module that gives as much as 32TB of storage and the opposite is a direct-attach HDD module that can characteristic as much as 8TB of storage. On Apple’s Mac Pro tech specs page, it has additionally listed some upcoming merchandise from Belkin and Logitech, along with some new first-party “Professional” cables.
Belkin could have a minimum of two upcoming Mac Professional particular equipment with the “Lock Adapter for Mac Professional” and the “AUX Energy Cable Package for Mac Professional.” Apple doesn’t checklist a safety slot as a characteristic on the brand new Mac Professional or the Professional Show XDR, so this Belkin lock equipment might be a preferred add-on.
As for the aux energy cable equipment, it’s unclear what performance it would provide along with being an influence wire various. Apple’s included energy wire for the upcoming desktop is 2m (6.6 toes) so it might include an extended size in addition to further performance.
Apple lists Logitech because the maker of a brand new Mac Professional accent as effectively, the “Professional Magnetic Webcam.” This may even probably be a preferred providing as the brand new Professional Show XDR trades a built-in iSight digicam for smaller, symmetrical bezels. Whereas Logitech provides a range of external webcams, it doesn’t presently promote something with a magnetic attachment design, so this can probably be customized for Apple and pair properly with the aesthetic of the brand new Mac Professional and Professional Show XDR. Meaning it might be priced above its $200 high-end 4K Brio webcam.
The Mac Professional tech specs web page additionally calls out a brand new lineup of first-party “Professional” Thunderbolt and Lightning cables in a wide range of lengths. The Apple Thunderbolt 3 Professional Cable will are available in 1.8m, 2m, and 3m choices (1.8m in all probability a typo on Apple’s half, 0.8m extra probably). Apple provides its standard Thunderbolt 3 cable in 0.8m and 2m choices. The Apple USB-C to Lightning Professional Cable will are available in a 1m size, like the usual choice.
Apple hasn’t shared precisely what is going to separate the brand new Professional cables and its stand ones, however they may probably be extra sturdy and be designed to deal with extra intense workflows that create extra warmth.
Apple notes the Mac Professional Wheel Package as one other accent however hasn’t shared a value for that add-on. The Mac Professional does include a Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad and a Magic Mouse 2 in addition to a USB-C to Lightning cable, and 2m energy wire.
All of those equipment will be part of the non-obligatory Professional Show XDR stand and VESA Mount Adapter, which can promote for $999 and $199, respectively.
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