Apple has just introduced the first official hardware, ‘security lock adapter’ ($49), specifically designed for the late-2013 Mac Pro, offering owners basic protection against theft and tampering.
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.
Apple had originally announced the new Mac Pro design at WWDC in 2013, announced its release date in October, and then released it in late December, 2013. Within hours of its release, Apple’s estimated shipping times for the computer stretched out into February and it was only in early June of 2014 that Apple finally caught up with demand for the machine. Assuming Apple returns to yearly refreshes for the Mac Pro, it may be due for an upgrade to Intel’s new “Haswell-E” processors at the end of this year.
Apple’s Mac Pro Security Lock Adapter is available from the Online Apple Store and will be showing up at brick-and-mortar outlets soon.