Apple's Mac Pro 2023: A Shift Away from Discrete GPUs Raises Questions

Apple’s Mac Pro 2023: A Shift Away from Discrete GPUs Raises Questions

In a recent conversation with Apple’s top executives, including software engineering chief Craig Federighi, hardware engineering chief John Ternus, AR/VR chief Mike Rockwell, and marketing chief Greg Joswiak, some intriguing details about the Mac Pro 2023 were revealed. One significant aspect that caught attention was Apple’s decision not to include support for external GPUs or video cards. This move, aimed at optimizing their systems, has raised concerns among users who rely on GPUs for tasks like Machine Learning (ML) training. Let’s delve into the rationale behind Apple’s approach and its implications for the future of the Mac Pro.