Photo credit: Semin Jun
For those who don’t know, Apple’s Mac Pro, a series of workstation and servers, has only been around since 2006. What sets it apart from the others is that in most configurations, it’s the most powerful computer that Apple offers out of the iMac, iMac Pro, and Mac Mini. From 2006-2012 the handle on and cooling air intake configuration of the front of the case has caused Macintosh enthusiasts to refer to the 1st generation as the “cheese grater” Mac Pro, as well as the latest model, designed by Jony Ive. This concept by industrial designer Semin Jun takes a different approach. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Rather than the traditional cheese grater design, it looks like a giant speaker wrapped in a mesh polycarbonate body, while the main components are encapsulated in a transparent frame. Featuring Touch ID, two Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports, Thunderbolt 3 (up to 10 GB/s) support, an SDXC Card Slot, 3.5mm headphone jack, and built-in speakers that consists of of six horn-loaded tweeters as well as a high-excursion woofer with a custom amplifier.