Hello my wonderful Mac Pro 2019 owners and community!!!
Do you think Apple would be able to upgrade the Mac Pro 2019 (7.1) from an Intel CPU to a new Apple Silicon CPU??
It’s not going to get a new generation Intel chip let alone something from another vendor. The CPU socket changed for the next gen Intel product. There is no other Gen Intel CPU that fits or is compatible with the PCH chipset present in the MP 2019.
Apple is not really in the business of selling computer parts. Apple did not sell the 2019 MP container and will sell large parts in the future to replace and keep the container running. They do not sell retail motherboards or build-it-yourself kits.
It is very unlikely that the main logic board will be of any size. Some design cues may be shared between systems. However, they are unlikely to be using the same board dimensions. the same power supply, or the exact same case for the next Mac Pro. The Thunderbolt ports of the 2019 model will likely not be future compatible either.
Since many Mac Pro 2019 owners spend a lot of money on this machine, do you think Apple would design something to allow all current Mac Pro 2019 owners to swap out the Intel CPU for the new Apple Silicon CPU?
Because Apple largely assumes that people who spent money on a 2019 Mac Pro can generate enough value (revenue) from using the 2019 Mac Pro to pay for itself. It’s not like you “owe something” to Apple for buying the Mac Pro. You hand over money and Apple gives you a Mac Pro. That is the trade-off. If you buy used you didn’t even hand over Apple directly. So what extra do you owe? Paying $700 or $7,000 or $14,000 for a Mac doesn’t buy you a different status or classification of technical support with Apple.
If this happens, Mac Pro 2019 would be used higher in prices and in hot demand. What do you think?? Let’s discuss.
If you check Apple’s trade in values for Mac Pro…. isn’t that a future price hype train area for them.