The Modular Mac Pro Concept

  • Published on Mar 22, 2019
  • Apple's 2019 Mac Pro is going to be a modular system. I think it's gonna be lit.
    The "Modules" in this vid:
    With high core count Xeon CPUs, ECC Ram and AMD GPUs. This will be the most powerful computer Apple has made.
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  • Dave Lee
    Dave Lee  8 months ago +667

    Would you rather see a stackable system like this? or something more traditional that let's you go fully custom?

    • Abhishek Dhoriyani
      Abhishek Dhoriyani 3 months ago

      No we want cheese grater 😂😂😂😭🤐

    • B0M
      B0M 6 months ago

      Your prediction isn’t far off what the new Mac Pro actually is.

    • Gregory Beard
      Gregory Beard 6 months ago

      ... this is stupid. Keep it traditional apple.

    • Jeetaditya Chatterjee
      Jeetaditya Chatterjee 6 months ago

      @NEXØ how about both.... On Linux?

    • Blake Westmoreland
      Blake Westmoreland 7 months ago

      Dave Lee Personally I’d like to see a rack mount modular system. One where I can set up virtual machines with maybe a new Apple display. This is coming from a custom home builder. I think it would be cool to have one powerful computer in a smaller server room feeding everyone in the house or business. Idk if that’s possible with current Mac mini’s but I think it would be clean! You get the look of an iMac. But no matter which computer you're on, its set up for whichever user is logged in.

  • mbGO
    mbGO Month ago

    oh man, this video didn't age well..

  • Killin Smallz
    Killin Smallz 4 months ago +1

    It would be cool if mac went with this stackable modular design. too bad.

  • Orpheus 010
    Orpheus 010 4 months ago

    i guess apple really is in touch with how dumb its userbase is.

  • Martha Speaks
    Martha Speaks 6 months ago

    They should have done this. It's much better looking

  • Iksperial
    Iksperial 6 months ago +2

    This didnt age we;ll

  • Mr Anthony
    Mr Anthony 6 months ago

    Oh so they will copy HP...

    • Coco
      Coco 6 months ago

      um the mac pro was already relesed

  • Meer Farooq
    Meer Farooq 6 months ago +2

    nice to see apple has threw you off the track completely and make it video totally irrelevant

  • John Lueker
    John Lueker 6 months ago

    For what it's worth, I liked your version better than the one Tim and company showed us today. 😀

    • John Lueker
      John Lueker 6 months ago

      It just seems like a cleaner design for one thing. The mesh grill and "chrome" on the new Mac Pro just don't seem like the usual Jon Ive understatedness to me. Not that it matters - it's way out of my price range anyway, even the monitor.

    • Coco
      Coco 6 months ago


  • bushidorox
    bushidorox 6 months ago

    They went completely old-school this time. The Cheese Grater is back.

  • Mike Xu
    Mike Xu 6 months ago

    No way.

  • OtavioFesoares
    OtavioFesoares 6 months ago

    This was WAY off.

  • Thobiex
    Thobiex 6 months ago

    "this is gonna be crazy expensive, so very few people are gonna be buying this"
    So just like most Apple products then...

    • CCTV
      CCTV 6 months ago

      Thobiex it's a Cheese Grater Not That Things

  • Roland Chua
    Roland Chua 6 months ago

    Minecraft slabs

  • Dayyan Putra
    Dayyan Putra 6 months ago

    I can't believe he just bought like 5 Mac mini to make this vid

  • John MacMillan
    John MacMillan 6 months ago

    I would prefer a tower ..... a tried and true system where we could change stuff ourselves. I love the Mac OS much more than Windows but I’m afraid Apple have lost their way. They’ve become a bunch of Nancy boys with no idea what computers are supposed to do - other than video editing.

  • Xi Le
    Xi Le 7 months ago +1

    That's cool. I am waiting for Apple's Modular Mac Pro for me to build a supercomputer at home. I want to be more productive to make 8K 3D models & 8K videos & 8k video games. 8K is the future for high-end users.

    • Xi Le
      Xi Le 6 months ago +1

      There's a rumor that Modular Mac Pro will have thunderbolt 4.0 (80Gbps) and USB 4.0 (40 Gbps) so that they can be compatible with HDMI 2.1(48Gbps) for resolutions up to 10K and frame rates up to 120fps.

  • All Good Men 56
    All Good Men 56 7 months ago

    A computer concept targeted at high income families with little or no technical knowledge. Another symbol of wealth to show off to their friends, this is what Apple has become very good at throughout the years.

  • DutchAussieProductions
    DutchAussieProductions 7 months ago

    I would prefer a component based MacPro. I liked the big aluminium MacPro we had years ago. We need easy to update computers not fashion items.

  • Daniel Vidal
    Daniel Vidal 7 months ago

    Or just add pcie cards?

  • Amjid Ali
    Amjid Ali 7 months ago

    Locking you out... sounds like Apple 😂😂

  • mynameisroman
    mynameisroman 7 months ago

    they need to release the new mac pro asap. i still got my late 2014 retina imac which i loathe. worst mac ever. its constantly overheating. sometimes even when i'm searching inside of google maps. want to go back to a proper mac pro or build the damn machine myself...

    • mynameisroman
      mynameisroman 7 months ago

      my other option is probably to switch to an mac mini and build a windows/linux machine for other heavy lifting. the old mac pro's have been the best macs ever

  • Jean-Marc San Marco
    Jean-Marc San Marco 7 months ago

    Who is still waiting for a new mac pro, seriously? When was the last released, 2013? This is 2019...

  • Jorgie WTF
    Jorgie WTF 7 months ago

    We just access to components so we can switch them out ourselves. They wanna make it over complicated and super expensive.

  • hertsel amrani
    hertsel amrani 7 months ago

    a single expandable unit like the cheese grater would be great. it would be a pity to see them have another flop

  • bex
    bex 7 months ago

    No I want them to make towers again where in 5-10 years I can still put new CPUs and other stuff in.

  • Matthew McClung
    Matthew McClung 7 months ago

    Apple reached their peak in 2011 went downhill after that. Apple hardware sucks only positive side is Mac OS X is better than Windows 10 how ever Linux is catching up to Mac OS X

  • Ethan L
    Ethan L 7 months ago

    Modules would be fine if they were user upgradeable. Bare modules you can put your own stuff in would be great, you could get a storage module and put your own drives in it, a pcie module to put your own periferals into. Even if you had to stick to a short list of Apple compatible components it would be better than buying soldered in components you have to throw away when it stops working. Can you imagine if Apple's policy about data recovery for all their other products was applied to a Mac Pro like this because they soldered everything in? No professional would stand for that.

  • James MV
    James MV 7 months ago

    Hp z8g4 ...enough said

  • John Siket
    John Siket 7 months ago

    Interesting concept, but I hope Apple doesn't go this route! If Apple weren't SO obsessed with making things SO small they could make a really affordable and versatile Mac Pro. WE want pic-e slots, thunderbolt, usb 3.1 in our Mac Pro's. If Apple were to just improve on the "Cheese Grater," then I'd be thrilled. In 2013, Apple tried to reinvent the Mac Pro. Some pros are are happy with them, but it takes a couple of thunderbolt expansion chassis to make the 2013 useable for me in pro audio. Thanks.

  • SevenDeMagnus
    SevenDeMagnus 7 months ago

    Yikes. Those propriety modular upgrades will be expensive and we'll be at the mercy of Apple when it comes to the latest and greatest GPU, especially. Unless it's as affordable as off the shelf PCs.
    God bless, Proverbs 31

  • Tony D
    Tony D 7 months ago

    the should use the same case as the Mac Pro 5,1 and just put new components in it, that would be the smart thing to do

  • Ғ Ū Ṉ Γ Δ G Σ
    Ғ Ū Ṉ Γ Δ G Σ 7 months ago

    You didn't explain a shit. What about cooling? how modulars communicate with each other? because I don't see connections or pins on top any of these? Wires? Power brick for every module?

  • Hans Brel
    Hans Brel 7 months ago

    Up Today, i don’t undertstand what People Want. The Mac Never was Fully Custom. A Time ago it was more, yes. But there it was made with 3;5 Hdds.
    This is Today unrealistic.
    So what is possible?
    RAM? Yes. But it was already and Perfect made at Mac Pro.
    Nvme ssd? Yes? But it was already and Perfect made at Mac Pro...Apple did Not sell further Kits.
    Graphics? So. They nearly Never do that. But Saphire and NVIDIA had Every one in their ok????graphic Cards Upgrades Are missing
    CPUs? Apple, Never give you that. And like Every Mac you could do this in the last Mac Pro, if you Want to. Never...
    sata Port? Yes. This is missing Since the last one. But Apple perhaps Sees this as past Technology. I do Not. Up to 4tb for Data ssd and Up to more with Hdds.
    So what is missing?
    Opportunity to Change graphics, But i guess it is Not very much, what will Happen there.
    Sata Port.
    I just Want to say. It will be a Wonderful thing, i guess. But it is unrealistic to think you will geht pc modularity. There is more just a change at graphics and perhaps further ssds possible,
    The last one was very modular. Never See a System so easy change ram and Flash. They just had to make it Bigger for real graphics and with ssds

  • Blob B
    Blob B 7 months ago

    The modules will use thunderbolt untill 2 years later they will have a new version with different connections.

  • Wolf Greenland
    Wolf Greenland 7 months ago

    No RGB module?

  • dany
    dany 7 months ago

    let's see how apple disappoints this time .. most likely price ..but what else? a dongle to connect the modules ? a power adapter for every module? :)

  • Ben Pickering
    Ben Pickering 7 months ago

    I will be so annoyed if they make it like this. Unnecessarily expensive... traditional system is what everyone wants! Why over-engineer it, unless to be a greedy cash cow, which is what Apple is trending towards since TC took over.

  • Marco Pfeiffer
    Marco Pfeiffer 7 months ago

    I really like the concept. But what modules would you use? GPU, Storage, maybe networking. But the core components are the interesting ones and I don't see a ram, cpu, wlan, bluetooth module. But we''ll see.

  • Niazi Mujahid Kahn
    Niazi Mujahid Kahn 7 months ago

    An Apple product having an Apple price tag. Sounds legit.

  • Tae Hoon Joo
    Tae Hoon Joo 7 months ago

    RGB module for just under $1000

  • Aaron Davis
    Aaron Davis 8 months ago

    I feel like this is an idea I can get behind. I like this idea. And yes I know it's Apple, but still…

  • Pughhead
    Pughhead 8 months ago +1

    Oh wow Apple are being really innovative with this modular system, it's almost like a desktop PC..

  • Gassanov Fuad Iskandar
    Gassanov Fuad Iskandar 8 months ago

    I preferred Hackintosh.

  • dio brando
    dio brando 8 months ago

    If they do this then they just wasted all our time yet again.

  • Peter Breis
    Peter Breis 8 months ago +2

    "Apple's 2019 Mac Pro is going to be a modular system. I think it's gonna be lit... With high core count Xeon CPUs, ECC Ram and AMD GPUs. This will be the most powerful computer Apple has made."
    No it won't. It will be none of those, including "2019".
    Any more that it was "2018" or "2017", and let's not forget the triumph that was the Belatedly Shipped/Instantly Neglected Late 2013 Mac Pro.

    • Peter Breis
      Peter Breis 6 months ago

      @bushidorox Give it time. They are saying it will be out by Christmas. We shall see. Hope by then they have ironed out all the T2 and Bridge OS kinks. They also have a couple of new cards to work into the mix.

    • bushidorox
      bushidorox 6 months ago

      Well this comment didn’t age well

  • Stephano Prunebelli
    Stephano Prunebelli 8 months ago

    Apple's new slogan should be "It only gets worse" =/ ...missing the good old day of 2012 for Mac Pro and 2015 for Mac Book Pro!

  • CaptainStarkiller
    CaptainStarkiller 8 months ago

    If this ends up being the case I personally wouldn't be interested in getting one. I'd much rather have something that works with off the shelf PC parts, like the pre-trashcan models.

  • Sean
    Sean 8 months ago

    Starting to think Mac has completely lost the high end graphics market. Feeling a little deflated over the Mac recently :-(

    THK-DWR 8 months ago

    How much more expensive can they go? I have the latest Mac Pro, but I fear I won't be able to do a new one if the prices are going to be as ape as they have been of late. I like the idea of modular. The single biggest issue I have with the Mac Pro is the fact that the Thunderbolt 2 was so incredibly short lived. I have five ports just gathering dust because there so few that support it and the few that do are crazy expensive. There is no simple split from thunderbolt 2 to USB3. If they screw this up, I'm leaving the ecosystem. Getting rid of anything apple.

  • Meer Farooq
    Meer Farooq 8 months ago

    I will keep my 2010 macpro 5,1 thank you very much

  • Musical History
    Musical History 8 months ago

    The advantage this could have is a $1000 Mac mini type base device with each module capable of adding just one thing a user might want (base model has basic possibly Apple only processor if they really go the Arm Mac route), and a couple ports and basic ram. One module has 64 Gb ram, others probably have at least 1 TB SSDs, another with high end GPU and possibly choices on intel graphics. One with full IO (10 GB ethernet, Another 2 to 4 Thunderbolt ports on top of base ones, and all the other current iO. It would also be cool if there was an exclusive module like an iPhone Dock, or RGB desk lamp.

  • Axel Axel
    Axel Axel 8 months ago

    Huawei is the answer

  • Yasmeen3bdel-shafy
    Yasmeen3bdel-shafy 8 months ago

    Very fantastic
    Can your videos be translated into arabic?

  • ornate hammer
    ornate hammer 8 months ago

    I'll stick with raw performance becouse i'm cheap 😂

  • Hadouken OCX
    Hadouken OCX 8 months ago +1

    using a red cam for youtube is a waste of money, lel shame.

  • moofymoo
    moofymoo 8 months ago

    this is not aprils fools?

  • job3ztah
    job3ztah 8 months ago

    i see imac pro to get radeon 7

  • Nobody Important
    Nobody Important 8 months ago

    Are you going to give credit to the guy who originally proposed this concept?

  • Sam Frazier
    Sam Frazier 8 months ago

    Component-based over modular, definitely. Professionals don't care very much what a system looks like, they just want it to work well. This means fast and upgradable. The old tower design was fine. Just go back to that and stop trying to solve nonexistent problems. Next thing I expect them to do is to spend several trillion re-engineering the ballpoint pen.