El Capitan info-list file could hint at upcoming Mac Pro refresh

This may be wishful thinking, but whenever Apple updates its Mac lines this year (I’m expecting August and September announcements), the Mac Pro might finally be among the revamped systems. A clue in an El Capitan info-list file MAY hint at just that, reports PortableOne.

The reference is labeled “AAPLJ95,1”. The entry is part of a compatibility list for Macs. The 2013 Mac Pro’s codename is AAPLJ90,1, which means that “AAPLJ95,1” could be specific to a Mac Pro that may still be in the works.

Apple’s professional desktop hasn’t been updated since late 2013. That’s approximately a century in tech years. The late 2013 Mac Pro uses Intel's Xeon E5 v2 processor family (Ivy Bridge-EP). When it launched, these were Intel's most powerful workstation processors. But they’re starting to look a bit long-in-the-tooth.