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Apple macOS Big Sur public beta released with new controls and rounder icons

Apple macOS Big Sur public beta released with new controls and rounder icons

Today you'll be able to access the next big update to Apple's desktop operating system. This is macOS Big Sur, an update to the desktop space for users that wish to check said major changes out before they're sent to all Apple computers post-beta. For now, we're in Public Beta, which means it's probably OK to give the software a whirl, but it's still BETA - which can mean there MAY be issues.

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3rd-party Mac Pro wheels at last: OWC Rover Pro

3rd-party Mac Pro wheels at last: OWC Rover Pro

In late 2019, the Mac Pro was delivered by Apple without wheels. It's not that the computer needed wheels in the first place. The 2019 Mac Pro can sit on its bottom just fine. Apple released a package that one could purchase for the Mac Pro to add wheels to the computer: a product called "Apple Mac Pro Wheels Kit" still costs $699 USD from Apple today. The company OWC just revealed an alternative package.

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Mac switch to Apple silicon confirmed

Mac switch to Apple silicon confirmed

Today Apple announced that they'd be moving toward their own silicon - effectively removing Intel from the equation. This was a "huge leap forward for the Mac," said Apple CEO Tim Cook. "Today is the day we're announcing the Mac is transitioning to our own Apple silicon." This move is major for every key player involved - not just Intel and Apple, but the users of future Mac computers as well.

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Apple adds new MacBook Pro 16″ GPU and Mac Pro SSD kits

Apple adds new MacBook Pro 16″ GPU and Mac Pro SSD kits

Apple is quietly adding new options for the 16-inch MacBook Pro and the Mac Pro, including SSD upgrades that will allow owners to squeeze more storage into their macOS desktop. Expected to be put up for sale later today, it'll add a new flagship GPU option for Apple's top-spec notebook, too.

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Mac Pro Wheels Kit photos show off that pricey add-on

Mac Pro Wheels Kit photos show off that pricey add-on

The 2019 MacPro was decided to be modular and expandable but it isn't just the guts that Apple was referring to. To some extent, it was also talking about how you can turn the cheese grater into a moving cheese grater just by adding four wheels. As with anything Apple, those wheels don't come cheap but, fortunately, they seem to look the part of a luxurious metal and rubber wheels that will at least sort of justify the price in your eyes.

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Mac Pro Radeon Pro W5700X MPX module now available for purchase

Mac Pro Radeon Pro W5700X MPX module now available for purchase

Apple has received a lot of criticism for the design of its last two Mac Pros but few will deny that those designs are completely pointless. In the case of the 2019 "cheese grater" model, the design not only allows for better ventilation but also for easier upgrades. That is what the new modular system is for and now you can try out that for yourself with the standalone AMD Radeon Pro W5700X MPX GPU module. That is if you have the money to burn for one.

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Apple’s new Mac Pro wheel kit costs more than an iPhone SE

Apple’s new Mac Pro wheel kit costs more than an iPhone SE

Apple has begun selling the wheel kit for the latest Mac Pro, and if you thought the surprisingly affordable iPhone SE was a sign that the Cupertino company was embracing frugality, think again. The accessories are designed to replace the desktop's standard metal legs, and make it easier to move around a studio or office.

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Refurbished 2019 Mac Pros now available but still a bit out of reach

Refurbished 2019 Mac Pros now available but still a bit out of reach

Someone at Apple is definitely having a lot of fun playing with Mac Pro designs. First, it was the 2013 Garbage Can that was then followed by the 2019 Cheese Grater. They may have comical appearances to some but their prices are no laughing matter. The 2019 models, in particular, had some people dropping their jaws at the five-figure price tag. Now those Mac Pros are available from Apple's Refurbished program but while they do come with a discount, they're still quite pricey.

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Mac Pro Rack version up for order as Apple releases second style

Mac Pro Rack version up for order as Apple releases second style

Apple's rack-mounted Mac Pro is up for order, offering power users an alternative to the tower style enclosure the flagship macOS machine launched with first. Previewed back at Apple's big unveil for the new Mac Pro in 2019, the rack version was scheduled to arrive later than its tower counterpart.

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The Mac Pro 8TB SSD is available – but it’s not cheap

The Mac Pro 8TB SSD is available – but it’s not cheap

Maxing out a new Mac Pro is even more expensive a prospect today, with Apple adding its biggest SSD upgrade to the options list. The new desktop was added to the online store last week, kicking off at $5,999 but with a long list of customizations - if your pockets are deep enough. However, not all were available on day one.

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iFixit Mac Pro teardown is a surprising win for DIYers

iFixit Mac Pro teardown is a surprising win for DIYers

The new Mac Pro has arrived, and with Apple touting the modular capabilities of this machine, there's a lot of curiosity surrounding just how DIY-friendly it is. That's the perfect cue for iFixit, which has busted out its collection of tools and disassembled one of these new Mac Pros to take a look inside. If you were hesitant to trust that this would be an easily repairable machine, you might be pleasantly surprised by the results of iFixit's teardown.

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Mac Pro 2019 MPX Module (GPU) unexpectedly easy to upgrade

Mac Pro 2019 MPX Module (GPU) unexpectedly easy to upgrade

Today Apple released a set of videos about their also-newly-released Mac Pro. This is the Mac Pro for late-2019, revealed back in June of 2019. The focus of the most interesting of these videos is the "plug-and-play Mac Pro Expansion Module", aka the "MPX Module", a piece of hardware that Apple says "adds extra graphical power to your Mac Pro." This is the way you switch out your GPU and replace it with a new GPU - it's made to appear simple.

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