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Apple updates hardware and pricing of Mac Pro

After apologising for the slow rate of progress in the development of its Mac Pro desktop PC range, Apple has now updated the pricing and specifications of the current models.

The design of the Mac Pro hasn't been altered, but the base $2,999 version will now come with a six-core Xeon processor in comparison to the quad-core processor in its predecessor. The entry-level model also features an updated dual Fire Pro D500 GPU and now comes with 16GB of RAM. The more expensive $3,999 model now comes with an octa-core processor and D700 GPUs.

These updates come amid Apple having apologised for the lack of progress in developing the Mac Pro, the latest version of which has remained largely unchanged since its release in 2013.

Apple's marketing chief, Phil Miller, told Daring Fireball that the company is currently working on a "completely rethought" Mac Pro, and Apple has also stated that it will be releasing a new Pro version of the iMac, its all-in-one PC, later this year.

Sources: The Verge and Daring Fireball

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