Apple, when it announced the new iMac Pro at its WWDC event in June, said the machine comes in 8-core, 10-core, and 18-core Xeon processor versions.
The new iMac Pro arrives with up to 4TB all-flash storage that, Apple claims, will be able to load any file, no matter how big the size is, in just a few seconds.
It comes with the standard Space Gray paint job which extends not only to the monitor but also to the Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse 2. And then we went way, way beyond, creating an iMac packed with the most staggeringly powerful collection of workstation-class graphics, processors, storage, memory, and I/O of any Mac ever. The device shall be specifically designed for users who require high-end technologies packed in a modular design along with a high-end pro display. However, he also points out that for the hardware you get, “I don’t think the price is that insane”.
Like the iPhone X launch, Apple is letting YouTubers try out the new iMac Pro before every other tech publications.
For more mainstream users, Apple sells the iMac – also available with the 5K displays – the MacBook Pro laptops. It didn’t offer any updates on pricing or configurations, but last we heard, the machine will start at $4,999. The company has given no hints as to what it will look like, how much it will cost, or what its specs might be.
Apple’s new iMac Pro in Space Gray has a starting price of $4,999 and sports a Retina 5K display.
Earlier this year, Apple broke its usual veil of secrecy and spoke with a group of journalists about its plans for a major rethinking of its desktop Mac Pro and iMac. This date will mark an exact five years term after Apple successfully launched the recent Mac Pro. When “Full Security” is enabled, the system ensures only the latest and most secure software can be run, requiring a network connection at software installation time. But for smaller shops and one-person operations running FCP and working with 4K video, this system likely hits the price/performance sweet spot.