First Signs Of New MacPro7,1 Found In El Capitan

Dear Ladies and Gents.

You may remember this Geekbench benchmark result back in the day, the first public appearance of the 2013 Mac Pro, and I found a similar (AAPLJ951) model identifier in El Capitan. In short. Apple may surprise us, soon, with a brand new and very powerful MacPro7,1 with a couple of new Intel Xeon processors.

Edit: I found it in AppleUSBXHCIPCI.kext/Contents/Info.plist when I was working on XHCI compatibility issues, and here is the XML snippet:

<key>AAPLJ951,1-XHCI</key>
<dict>
	<key>CFBundleIdentifier</key>
	<string>com.apple.driver.AppleUSBMergeNub</string>
	<key>IOClass</key>
	<string>AppleUSBMergeNub</string>
	<key>IONameMatch</key>
	<string>XHC1</string>
	<key>IOProviderClass</key>
	<string>AppleUSBXHCIPCI</string>
	<key>IOProviderMergeProperties</key>
	<dict>
		<key>port-count</key>
		<data>GgAAAA==</data>
		<key>ports</key>
		<dict>
			<key>HS02</key>
			<dict>
				<key>UsbConnector</key>
				<integer>3</integer>
				<key>port</key>
				<data>AgAAAA==</data>
			</dict>
			<key>HS03</key>
			<dict>
				<key>UsbConnector</key>
				<integer>3</integer>
				<key>port</key>
				<data>AwAAAA==</data>
			</dict>
			<key>HS04</key>
			<dict>
				<key>UsbConnector</key>
				<integer>3</integer>
				<key>port</key>
				<data>BAAAAA==</data>
			</dict>
			<key>HS05</key>
			<dict>
				<key>UsbConnector</key>
				<integer>255</integer>
				<key>port</key>
				<data>BQAAAA==</data>
			</dict>
			<key>HS06</key>
			<dict>
				<key>UsbConnector</key>
				<integer>255</integer>
				<key>port</key>
				<data>BgAAAA==</data>
			</dict>
			<key>HS10</key>
			<dict>
				<key>UsbConnector</key>
				<integer>3</integer>
				<key>port</key>
				<data>CgAAAA==</data>
			</dict>
			<key>SSP1</key>
			<dict>
				<key>UsbConnector</key>
				<integer>3</integer>
				<key>port</key>
				<data>EQAAAA==</data>
			</dict>
			<key>SSP4</key>
			<dict>
				<key>UsbConnector</key>
				<integer>3</integer>
				<key>port</key>
				<data>FAAAAA==</data>
			</dict>
			<key>SSP5</key>
			<dict>
				<key>UsbConnector</key>
				<integer>3</integer>
				<key>port</key>
				<data>FQAAAA==</data>
			</dict>
			<key>SSP6</key>
			<dict>
				<key>UsbConnector</key>
				<integer>3</integer>
				<key>port</key>
				<data>FgAAAA==</data>
			</dict>
		</dict>
	</dict>
	<key>model</key>
	<string>AAPLJ951,1</string>
</dict>

The data is identical to that of the late 2015 (iMac17,1 in the same file) so it may as well be a remnant of the new iMac, but the strange thing is that the XHCI data for the late 2015 iMac is also there, which is why I believe that this is not/was not added for the/a new iMac but another Mac.

And like I said earlier in the comments, there are too many USB 3 ports defined to fit on a MacBook (Pro) and Mac Mini. This and the fact that there is already support for newer graphics chips baked into El Capitan… is why I think that it was added for a new Mac Pro. I personally sure hope so.

Note:Hey. I’m no Wizard of Oz and I don’t have a Crystal ball, and maybe I am wrong, completely, but don’t forget; only Apple knows if a new Mac Pro is around the corner or not. I only report my findings here 😉

Edit: Typo fixed.

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  20. Have you got any new rumors or information regarding a possible MacPro 7.1 to date?
    Seems like we will have to wait another year now until Apple updates its best Mac.

    • I cannot go into specific details here about what I found and where I have found it, otherwise Apple will shut the door again, but it looks like it that some new hardware is on its way. Please note that I don’t know what model(s) Apple is about to refresh, and when that will be, but something is brewing. That is for sure.

      • Thanks for the quick reply. Plenty of rumors suggest an update of the Macbook Pro line between July and October which is good but 909 days without an update of the MacPro seems to be a bad situation. At this point I can only wait cause buying in 2016 a computer with 2013’s technology is not a very intelligent thing to do. I think Apple might wait until 2017 for the Xeon E5 Skylake V5. Thanks

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