Today during the WWDC keynote, we got our first look at what Apple is thinking in terms of the future of Mac Pros. Not dead. Here comes a new freaking generation and we couldn't be more excited.
The new Mac Pro will support up to 12-core configurations. They've got the fastest ECC memory the company has ever put into its computers, which is clocked at 1866MHz DDR 3.
For I/O, the new Mac Pros will support (of course) FireWire, and the brand new Thunderbolt 2 standard.
There will also be AMD FirePro graphics capable of running up 4K out of all of its ports—up to three UltraHD displays simultaneously. These are full-on professional machines for current pro users. Apple's demoing Pixar animation this week, running on these machines. Doesn't get more taxing than Pixar.
Further details are scarse, but we do know two things: They're made in America, and available later this year.