It is radical departure from current workstations.
It could be a MacPro for the next 10 years.
Key Design features:
1. Modular Design
Sections seamlessly connect, and share power & data (Thunderbolt).
Different sections: CPU, Optical, Power Supply, PCI, HDD etc.
One user needs are very different from others, so should be a MacPro.
2. Pro & Consumer CPU Options
Server class dual CPUs (Xenon E5), 8 DIMM ECC memory slots.
Consumer CPU i3, i5, i7, 4 DIMM slots.
3. Entering new markets
- Small home/ iTunes Server - Competes with NAS makers (QNAP, Synology)
- Pro Servers (again)
- Consumers Workstations (Headless iMac)
- Base Consumer (little better than Mac Mini)
- Pro Workstations