While Apple usually only debuts new versions of the iOS, watchOS, macOS, and tvOS operating systems at their Worldwide Developer Conferences (WWDC), they may also unveil a new modular Mac Pro and a new standalone monitor.
Bloomberg journalist Mark Gurman says the monitor is codenamed “J290,” and will support high dynamic range (HDR). Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has predicted a similar display, with a screen measuring in at 31.6 inches, and could incorporate mini LED backlighting.
The report says Apple has been “considering” debuting the new Mac Pro.
Gurman’s report this morning also discussed the release of revamped features and apps for Apple’s iOS 13, watchOS 6, and macOS 10.15.
While a WWDC unveiling of a new Mac Pro may indeed happen at this year’s WWDC 2019, the computer may not ship until 2020. The new Mac Pro is expected to use a stacking system, based on proprietary connectors. Users could upgrade the Pro by purchasing a “brain” module and then add what they need, such as extra storage, GPUs, and more.
An expandable Mac Pro would resolve complaints users rightfully have about the inability to upgrade their Macs, due to the company’s all-in-one, non-upgradable designs.