The first updated Mac Pro is a direct successor to the current Mac Pro and it will use the same design. It may also be equipped with Intel processors rather than Apple silicon chips, and it could be one of the sole machines in the Mac lineup to continue to rely on Intel technology. Rumors suggest that most other machines are transitioning to Apple silicon.
The second machine will use Apple silicon chips and it will be less than half the size of the current Mac Pro, putting it somewhere between the existing Mac Pro and the Mac mini. It will feature a mostly aluminum exterior, and Bloomberg suggests that it could “invoke nostalgia” for the Power Mac G4 Cube.
There is no word on when the two new Mac Pro models might come out. Apple is working on transitioning its Mac lineup to Apple silicon chips, a process that is expected to take up to two years to complete.