Today, Apple announced its next-generation Mac Pro Xeon Desktop
, which boasts a new cylindrical design that's 1/8th the size of its predecessor. It features new Intel Xeon E5 processors, faster 1866GHz four-channel DDR3 RAM, and internal PCI Express-based flash storage - which is purportedly 2.5x faster than current SSDs. It also includes four USB 3.0 ports, six Thunderbolt 2 ports, 802.11ac wireless, HDMI out, and support for up to three 4K displays on built-in dual AMD FirePro graphics cards.
Apple did not provide pricing information, and a release date was slated for "later this year".