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Apple's WWDC Announced for June 3-7 2019

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Apple announced today that their yearly World Wide Development Conference will be held June 3-7, 2019 in San Jose, CA. The keynote presentation will be the morning of Monday June 3rd at 10AM Eastern, 1PM Pacific.

Expected is news about upcoming versions of Apple software including MacOS 10.15. Many times Apple also reveals new hardware at the keynote. Will we finally see the new 'modular' Mac Pro they've been promising for years?

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RE: Mac Pro
Depends entirely on Intel's Xeon product road map. And/or AMD. New Xeon arch "Sunny Cove" is this year. And AMD has Navi coming out July/August - not sure how that will play out with workstation line Radeon Pro cards, since it looks like mid-range consumer? Any timeline will likely slide when it comes to future archs.

But expect a swappable workstation card as an option, otherwise they are just making Darth Trash Can again - something we all hope Apple learned from was a bad idea. Original Mac Pro's used consumer grade cards (both Geforce and Radeon's) with optional upgrade to a Quadro. I don't expect Apple to finally make friends with nVidia again, judging by the current Mojave web driver support, though supposedly Apple is getting feedback from industry pro/sumers for the future Mac Pro. T2(or higher) guaranteed, since well that's the direction they are going everywhere - Xeon's don't have integrated graphics, so I wouldn't be shocked if the future Mac Pro forgo Consumer cards entirely, and relied on T2(+) as the graphics, ever since new Mac mini and MBA has offloaded a lot media handling to their T2's (hardware decoding/encoding). I'm not suggesting it won't have PCIe card support, just that, this would substitute their low powered graphics option that they had to do with original Mac Pro, and pad their margins.

Also just speculating out my butt. I'm a little disappointed the new Mac Pro isn't out yet (think saw rumormill saying early 2019 - well that's come and gone now).
 
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I'm a little disappointed the new Mac Pro isn't out yet
May not be for sale for about another 11-12 months.
Many former MP owners will have abandoned ship or built a powerful new Hackintosh by then.
I hope somebody buys the new MP or they will probably kill it off after another failure like the 6,1 trashcan MP.
 
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I'm really looking forward to it.
 
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I like the idea, if the brain module will be affordable.
It would be also nice if there would be a kind of custom empty modules where iseres can add their own SSD or even CPU
 
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Regarding xeon, is there really such great disadvantage not using a xeon cpu over regular CPUs . Same with ECC?
 
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May not be for sale for about another 11-12 months.
Many former MP owners will have abandoned ship or built a powerful new Hackintosh by then.
I am a (old) MP owner. I've built hacks since the i7 2600k, and have used them as my primary workstations. That said, I sorely miss using MP as my choice desktop. As easy as Unibeast/MultiBeast or even just Clover in general has been, or the relative savings of the hardware, I can't say the process has been pain free, and sometimes I just want it to work, which is why I am eager about the next MP.
I can't really see myself hopping over to Windows. My production software generally has licenses that float or convert over, but I'm just not productive or as fast as I am on macOS.
 
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Regarding xeon, is there really such great disadvantage not using a xeon cpu over regular CPUs . Same with ECC?
Depends on the workload or use. For the average consumer, no, you shouldn't be using Xeon's(well you could, but it's your money, and unless you fall within certain niche, won't really benefit from it). They(ECC/Xeon) both largely offer protections in certain execution operations, that in some business/scientific applications would be critical if those protections weren't in place. They are also multi-threaded beasts, with larger caches, that again, certain applications benefit more from.
 
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