One-of-a-kind red Mac Pro designed by Jony Ive and Marc Newson for (Product) Red charity

One-of-a-kind red Mac Pro designed by Jony Ive and Marc Newson for (Product) Red charity

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Apple has raised more than $65 million for Product (Red) charity since 2006 to fight AIDS in Africa. Apple senior vice president of design, Jony Ive and fellow designer Marc Newson have designed one of a kind red Mac Pro for the upcoming (Product) Red charity auction scheduled for November 23 at Sotheby’s in New York.

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The red Mac Pro which appears to be of similar construction with the recently announced standard black Mac Pro, but the chassis is brightly coated with red as with many other products sold for the Red charity. It is expected to fetch $40,000 to $60,000 at the auction. While the auction site did not reveal specs of the red Mac Pro, Apple’s next-generation Mac Pro will start at $2,999 for the base model that includes a 3.7GHz quad-core Xeon processor, dual FirePro D300 GPUs, 12GB of RAM and 256GB of PCIe based flash storage.

 

Apple has a higher configuration for $3,999 with a 6-core 3.5GHz Xeon processor, dual FirePro D500 GPUs, 16GB of RAM and 256GB of PCIe based flash storage. There will also be options to include the faster 8-core or 12-core Xeon processor, up to 64GB of RAM, AMD FirePro D700 graphics, and system storage bump up to 512GB or 1TB SSD.

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Other items designed by Ive and Newson to be auctioned off on November 23 include a one of a kind Leica camera, an aluminium desk, a Steinway & Sons Parlor Model Grand Piano, a Range Rover, solid gold Apple EarPods and a space shuttle window resting on a custom stand.


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