Apple’s WWDC 2013 developers conference has revealed a new iteration of their Mac Pro machine, taking on a tube-like appearance and coming in as what very well may be Apple’s first fully-USA-manufactured machine. Apple’s word thus far is that this next-generation Mac Pro will be “assembled here in the USA”, which could mean that it’ll be manufactured in part internationally.
The Mac Pro has been revealed this week with a build that’s unlike any such desktop machine shown by Apple in the past. Instead of the tower-like appearance that’d taken the cake since the Mac first went vertical, Apple showed a machine that was 1/8 the size of its predecessor.
This machine isn’t meant – at least, on the surface – to be a competitor for Apple’s Mac Mini, but it’s certainly close to that small machine as far as volume goes. Even though it is tiny, the significance of it being assembled here in the United States rather than abroad is as significant as Apple makes it: just this past week, Lenovo made a similar announcement about their new line.
“With the new Mac Pro, we’re assembling the entire product and machining several of its high-precision components in the United States. By leveraging the innovative power of industry-leading companies in Texas, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, and over a dozen other states across America, we’re able to build a product that’s impeccably constructed and beautiful in every detail. In other words, exactly as it was envisioned by our designers and engineers in California.” – Apple
Now we’ll find out exactly where this assembly will be taking place – and we’ll scope it out! Stay tuned to SlashGear for more Apple action through our Apple hub all week long!