Apple is making one red Mac Pro, and it’s going to cost you

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Want to get your hands on a Mac Pro that looks like a cross between a Beats Pill and a decorative piece you might find at Ikea? It’ll probably cost you, but at least its for a good cause.

Crafted by Apple Senior Vice President of Design Jony Ive and Marc Newson (Ive recently designed this Leica camera, as well), it has been speculated that this red Mac Pro will bring in between $40,000 to $60,000 when it is sold at auction. The auction is set to take place on November 23 at Sotheby’s in New York City and will be hosted by (RED), a charity run by Bono of U2 fame, which aims to rid the world of AIDS. What’s more, the official Twitter account for Bono’s charity revealed late last month that Apple contributed over $65 million to help the charity’s cause.

Official specs for the red Mac Pro have not been revealed. However, considering that, aside from external hue, this Mac Pro looks identical to the standard black Mac Pro which will be released sometime this December, it’s fair to at least use the standard version as a point of reference to give you an idea of what the red Mac Pro may come with. The base model $3,000 Mac Pro will sport a 3.7GHz Intel Xeon quad core processor, 12GB of RAM, Dual AMD FirePro D300 GPUs and a 256GB PCIe SSD. The $4,000 Mac Pro will net you a six-core 3.5 GHz Intel Xeon processor, 16GB of RAM, a pair of AMD FirePro D500 graphics processors, and a 256GB PCIe SSD.

If you’re a high roller looking to spread some holiday cheer around, consider dropping by the auction next month.


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