Since 2006, Mac Pro has been the most powerful desktop computer manufactured by Apple, in terms of both performance and speed. This series of computers represents the flagship models of the current Mac family – the other members being the Mac Mini, iMac and iMac Pro.
The 1st-generation Mac Pro was a tower unit with a rectangular-shaped aluminium case. Powered by Intel Xeon processors, this model went through several iterations, with the final version being released in 2010. The 2010 iteration of the 1st-generation Mac Pro had up to 12 processing cores, and with four internal drive slots, could house a maximum of 4 x 2 TB HDD (hard disk drives), or 4 x 512 GB SSD (solid state drives), one per slot.
In 2013, the 2nd-generation Mac Pro was unveiled to the public. This version had a cylindrical tower with a polished aluminium external case. The 2nd -generation Mac Pro promised twice the performance level of the previous version, while being slimmer, shorter, lighter and overall having only one-eighth of the volume of the 1st-generation. This version of the Mac Pro had a single central processing unit (CPU) with up to 12 processing cores, and was capable of powering multiple monitors (between 3 and 6 displays depending on resolution) at the same time. The cylindrical shape of the tower was chosen to house the hardware around a central heat dissipation core with a fan, but this choice eventually caused a problem with future upgrades, because it hindered the use of improved hardware and peripherals.
In June 2019, the 3rd-generation Mac Pro was announced for release in September of that year. The 2019 Mac Pro model offered two different configurations: a rectangular tower (similar to the 1st-generation Mac Pro), combined with a striking lattice pattern at the front and rear of the casing, and optional wheels, plus a rack-mounted option. A major feature of the new Mac Pro was the inclusion of 3 impeller fans controlling the thermal architecture. The multi-fan concept was intended to allow the processor to continually run at peak performance, without having to slow down to prevent excessive heating. The cover of the tower until was removable to allow user access to the internal workings, and there were 8 expansion slots available to accept additional memory and other peripherals – this was the first Mac to have more than 6 slots since the 1990s. Initially slated to be built in China, the 3rd gen Mac Pro was actually built in Austin (Texas) at the same site as the previous version, and at the time was the only Apple product to be built in the US.
Simply choosing a Mac Pro above all the other Macs in the range must mean that you value high-performance computing, and therefore you won’t want to allow that performance to deteriorate or fade away. It therefore makes sense to put your Mac Pro into the hands of a real Apple expert the moment you either notice that something is going wrong, or you simply want someone to perform professional computer maintenance or upgrades. Our iTechs are experienced in all things Apple, and they will know exactly what to do to repair your hardware, upgrade your memory, or simply run a maintenance and clean-up routine on your machine to get it working to its fullest potential. A tower unit can be a cumbersome and delicate thing to move, so you may want to call out an iTech to visit you at home or office (wherever your Mac Pro is located) to carry out the required work, or you could equally well drop your tower in to your local repair centre if that suits you better. Whichever option you choose, our trusted iTechs will do whatever is necessary to repair your Mac Pro, at a price you can afford.
Mac Pro repair costs vary and are constantly changing. We will keep updating this page so you can get an idea on what you should be paying for repairs in your area.