Apple: You Can Use The Mac Pro (Late 2013) on its Side



Apple announced the new Mac Pro at WWDC 2013 and released the device just a few weeks ago.

Apple’s support page clarified that even though the new Mac Pro is designed to be used on an upright position, you can also use it on its side if you follow the proper guidelines listed below.

– Provide enough space at each end of the computer for unrestricted airflow into the base and out the exhaust at the top. Make sure that the air intake and exhaust ports are not covered.

– When using multiple Mac Pro (Late 2013) computers, do not direct the exhaust at the top of one Mac Pro towards the intake of another system. Place the computers side by side with a gap of at least several inches between them.

– When on its side, secure the Mac Pro (Late 2013) to be sure that it doesn’t roll. Place the computer on a protective surface that will not scratch or damage the enclosure. Note: The Apple Limited Warranty does not cover cosmetic damage to the enclosure.

– Orient the computer so that the Input/Output (I/O) panel remains accessible during use.

The Mac Pro is available for order from Apple’s Online Store and Retail Stores but, shipping times for the Mac Pro quickly slipped to February.


  • Boreparker

    Slow news day…

  • Chrome262

    Just imaged a pile of them rolling around the room LOL

  • Stefan

    Why did i waste my time reading this….

  • Come on, it was pretty interesting. Who knew! 🙂

  • Stefan

    Can we put it under 45 degree angle too?XP

  • Of course. That position is called ‘cannon fire’ mode 😀

  • Stefan

    Good one. X)

  • Kirk

    The main question is how can a $3000 computer’s shipping times drop to February??? People be rich and stuff.. Like wow. Lol