Today at its WWDC event in San Francisco Apple previewed a refresh of its Mac Pro line of desktop computers. The shape of the device is a cylinder. Apple went on to mock its doubters, saying “can’t innovate any more my ass.” Well put, Apple.

Update: Get a better view of the new Mac Pro.

The new models will support up to a 12 core Xeon processor from Intel. Its DDR RAM will run up to 1866MHz. It’s Flash storage will read at a rate of 1.25 GPBs. It is, Apple claims, 10 times faster than any older Mac Pro drive. The computer will come with dual workstation GPUs, a first for an Apple.

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The new Mac Pro will support up to four 4K displays at once. All external expansion is supported via 20 GBps Thunderbolt 2. All that is placed inside of a far smaller space. It takes up just 1/8th of the space of the old Mac Pro.

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Speculation ran hot concerning the new Mac Pro machines, with TNW’s own Matthew Panzarino penning a lengthy editorial discussing the possibility of Apple building a  new processor for the line. If you are into desktop machines, it’s required reading.

The New Mac Pro is assembled in the United States, and will come later this year.

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Top Image Credit: Glenn Batuyong