Apple’s Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR were set for a fall release when they were unveiled last June, and only recently, Bloomberg reported a December release for the highly-anticipated products. Now, Apple has confirmed the report in its Newsroom post announcing the 16-inch MacBook Pro.

“Today, Apple also announced that the all-new Mac Pro, the world's best pro desktop, and Apple Pro Display XDR, the world's best pro display, will be available in December,” Apple said in its announcement, confirming the December release but still not setting a specific date.

Mac Pro prices will start at $5,999 for an 8-core Intel processor, 32GB RAM, and 256GB of SSD storage, while the Pro Display XDR prices will start at $4,999. The Pro Display XDR's adjustable stand and VESA Mount Adapter, both sold separately from the Pro Display XDR, will come at $999 and $199, respectively. 

Apple said it would keep production of its new-generation Mac Pro computer -- announced in June at the company's developer conference -- after obtaining exemptions from tariffs on some imported components Apple said it would keep production of its new-generation Mac Pro computer -- announced in June at the company's developer conference -- after obtaining exemptions from tariffs on some imported components Photo: AFP / Brittany Hosea-Small

Both the Mac Pro and the Pro Display XDR, as well as its accessories and configure-to-order options, will be available to purchase through the Apple website by December. It is estimated that a full Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR set with fully maxed specifications could cost over $50,000. 

Mac Pro And Pro Display XDR

Described as Apple's “most powerful system to date,” the Mac Pro boasts workstation-class Xeon processors up to 28 cores and a high-performing memory system with a capacity of up to 1.5TB.

As for the Pro Display XDR, it features a 32-inch Retina 6K display, up to 1,600 nits of brightness compared to other desktops with a sustained brightness of about 350 nits, an impressively wide viewing angle and a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio. As “the world's best pro display,” the Pro Display XDR boasts its breakthrough backlight technology that goes beyond High Dynamic Range (HDR) and into Extreme Dynamic Range(XDR); hence, its name.

Aesthetic-wise, both the Mac Pro and the Pro Display XDR come in true Apple fashion with their sleek designs. The signature lattice pattern on both devices allows better airflow for fast and quiet cooling and for 360-degree access to components.

While the Pro Display XDR was made to work with the 2019 Mac Pro, any Mac can theoretically connect with the monitor via Thunderbolt or USB-C.