Apple's new Mac Pro may not be released just yet, but Jony Ive and fellow designer Marc Newson have already created an alternate model of the upcoming machine as the latest entry in their high-end charity auction for Red at Sotheby's. The one-of-a-kind Mac Pro appears to be structurally identical to its standard black, aluminum shape, but as with many products sold for the Red charity, it's been coated in a bright, candy-apple color that makes it look all the more appealing. Unfortunately for professionals looking for the perfect machine, the actual specs of the Pro up for auction haven't been mentioned. It's expected to go for anywhere between $40,000 and $60,000 though, so one would hope that it's as high-end as it can possibly get.
- Solid rose gold EarPods
- "Petal" coffee table from above, customized by Ive and Newson
- "Bird" chair customized by Ive and Newson
- The (RED) desk, created for the auction
- Thermal window from US space station, on a mount by Ive and Newson
- While these pens aren't noted as being customized by Ive and Newson, they did create a unique case for them, which isn't pictured
- Leica camera customized by Ive and Newson
- Steinway piano customized under the direction of Ive and Newson
- Red Dom Pérignon cooler deisgned by Ive and Newson
- "Cavale" saddle customized by Ive and Newson
- "Arco" lamp customized by Ive and Newson
- The item on the bottom left is a "presentation case" designed by Ive and Newson
- Range Rover designed by Ive, Newson, and Gerry McGovern
The pair of designers have put together quite a few other products for the auction too, including a customized Leica camera, an aluminum desk, and a golden version of Apple's EarPods. But while images of most of the custom products weren't available when the auction was first announced, you'll now be able to check out all of the items that they've redesigned, from a Dom Pérignon cooler to a Range Rover. One of the more interesting items with Ive and Newson's names on it is a space shuttle window resting on a custom stand made by the designers. Their full auction can be viewed here, though the designers aren't specifically credited with putting their touch on every item's customization.