This is NOT an April Fools joke! Today several sites are posting that Apple has shown it's hand and they will be introducing a new revamped Mac Pro in 2018 based on a modular design.
While we are providing links below to several websites, it should be noted that they are all referencing the Daring Fireball article:
"We’re inside a nondescript single-story office building on Apple’s extended old campus, across De Anza Boulevard from One Infinite Loop. This is Apple’s Product Realization Lab for Mac hardware, better known, internally, as “the machine lab”. This is where they make and refine prototypes for new Mac hardware. We don’t get to see anything cool. There is no moment where they lift a black cloth and show us prototypes of future hardware. The setting feels chosen simply to set the tone that innovative Mac hardware design — across the entire Mac lineup — is not a thing of the past.
There are only nine people at the table. Phil Schiller, Craig Federighi, and John Ternus (vice president, hardware engineering — in charge of Mac hardware) are there to speak for Apple. Bill Evans from Apple PR is there to set the ground rules and run the clock. (We had 90 minutes.) The other five are writers who were invited for what was billed as “a small roundtable discussion about the Mac”: Matthew Panzarino, Lance Ulanoff, Ina Fried, John Paczkowski, and yours truly."
- Daring Fireball: The Mac Pro Lives http://daringfireball.net/2017/04/the_mac_pro_lives
- Mashable: The Mac Pro is getting a major do-over http://mashable.com/2017/04/04/apple-reveals-mac-pro-imac-plans/?utm_cid=hp-h-2#1HWyKfisXPqw
- Engadget: Apple is sorry about the Mac Pro, vows to relaunch it in 2018 https://www.engadget.com/2017/04/04/apple-is-sorry-about-the-mac-pro/
- CNBC: Apple is building 'completely rethought Mac Pro,' new iMacs and Apple displays http://www.cnbc.com/2017/04/04/apple-is-building-completely-rethought-mac-pro-new-imacs-and-apple-displays.html
- Apple Insider: All-new Mac Pro with modular design, Apple-branded pro displays coming in 2018 http://appleinsider.com/articles/17/04/04/all-new-mac-pro-with-modular-design-apple-branded-pro-displays-coming-in-2018
- Studio Daily: It’s Alive! Apple Confirms New Mac Pro Is Coming http://www.studiodaily.com/2017/04/its-alive-apple-confirms-a-new-mac-pro-is-coming/
- TechCrunch: Apple pushes the reset button on the Mac Pro https://techcrunch.com/2017/04/04/apple-pushes-the-reset-button-on-the-mac-pro/
- RedShark: Apple is planning a brand new, modular Mac Pro http://www.redsharknews.com/technology/item/4487-apple-is-planning-a-brand-new,-modular-mac-pro
- Digital Rebellion: Apple is over-thinking the Mac Pro https://www.digitalrebellion.com/blog/posts/apple_is_over_thinking_the_mac_pro
- Cinema5D: Apple Finally Announces True Pro Updates to Mac Pro and iMac https://www.cinema5d.com/apple-finally-announces-true-pro-updates-to-mac-pro-and-imac/
- ProVideoCoalition: APPLE RELEASES A NEW MAC PRO – A YEAR FROM NOW https://www.provideocoalition.com/apple-releases-new-mac-pro-year-now/
- fcp.co: The Rise and Fall of the Cylindrical Mac Pro http://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1948-the-rise-and-fall-of-the-cylindrical-mac-pro
- CDM: Apple announces that they’re not ready to announce new pro hardware http://cdm.link/2017/04/apple-announces-theyll-announce-something-later/
- The Verge: Apple admits the Mac Pro was a mess http://www.theverge.com/2017/4/4/15175994/apple-mac-pro-failure-admission