New design for a MacPro. It is a radical departure from current workstations. It could be a MacPro for the next 10 years.
Key Design features:
1. Modular Design
Like Lego Blocks. A computer built from different interlocking sections, highly customizable. Sections seamlessly connect and share power & data (Thunderbolt).
Different sections: CPU, Optical, Power Supply, PCI, HDD, etc.
One user’s needs are very different from others, so should be a MacPro.
2. Pro & Consumer CPU Options
Pro: Server class dual CPUs (Xenon E5), 8 DIMM ECC memory slots.
Consumer: Consumer CPU i3, i5, i7, 4 DIMM slots.
3. Entering new markets
Small home/ iTunes Server – Competes with NAS makers (QNAP, Synology)
Pro Servers (again)
Consumers Workstations (Headless iMac)
Base Consumer (little better than Mac Mini)