Almost a year after announcing the redesigned Mac Pro, Apple has kicked off sales of a $49.00 / €49.00 Security Lock Adapter that clamps onto the workstation preventing theft and unauthorized access to its inner workings.
The accessory is just an adapter that requires an additional purchase on behalf of the user, should he / she want to secure the workstation against unauthorized tampering with its internals, relocation of the computer, or even theft. Apple explains:
“The Mac Pro Security Lock Adapter lets you use a compatible Kensington or similar style third-party lock (sold separately) to keep your Mac Pro secure. The adapter attaches without tools and does not modify or damage the Mac. With a compatible lock connected, the Mac Pro Lock Adapter secures the housing to the enclosure, preventing access to internal components.”
Fully compatible with Mac Pro (Late 2013), the Mac Pro Security Lock Adapter works with most third-party Kensington locks, including some products that are readily available on the Apple Online Store if the user wishes to get the complete solution in one setting.
Compatible locks include Kensington MicroSaver Lock, Kensington MicroSaver DS Keyed Lock, Kensington Combination Laptop Lock (2011), Kensington Portable Combination Laptop Lock, and the Kensington WordLock Portable Combination Laptop Lock.
If you happen to have one lying around, then all you need is the new adapter. Included with your purchase is the Mac Pro Lock Adapter and an Instruction guide.
Calling it “the most radical Mac ever,” Apple introduced the new Mac Pro in October 2013 featuring a design with a unified thermal core, Intel Xeon processors with up to 12 cores, dual GPUs, six Thunderbolt 2 ports, PCIe-based flash storage, and blazing-fast ECC memory.
At the time of the unveiling, Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing, said, “The new Mac Pro is our vision for the future of the pro desktop, everything about it has been reimagined and there has never been anything like it.”
“The new Mac Pro packs up to 12-core Xeon CPUs, dual FirePro GPUs, ultra-fast ECC memory, new PCIe flash storage, Thunderbolt 2 expandability and more into a radical new design that is one-eighth the size of the previous generation Mac Pro,” Schiller added.
The system starts at $2,999 / €2,999 and is available with a 24-hour shipping time frame on store.apple.com, as well as for instant pickup at your local Apple Store or Apple Reseller (provided that they have it in stock).