Apple Announces New iMac Pro, Arrives This December

The all-new iMac Pro, with its gorgeous 27-inch Retina® 5K display, up to 18-core Xeon processors and up to 22 Teraflops of graphics computation, is the most powerful Mac® ever made. Even though it keeps the same thin design, it will actually be a lot more powerful than any other existing Mac device. Starting at $4 999, it's the most expensive and powerful computer Apple has made.

"We're thrilled to give developers and customers a sneak peek at iMac Pro". Its 27-inch Retina 5K display is gorgeous and will allow users to enjoy the flawless visual experience.

Of course, faster GPU performance was a theme throughout the event, with Apple really pushing the iMac's new graphical capabilities, the entry level iMac's will feature Intel's Iris plus graphics while the 21.5 inch models will get AMD's Radeon Pro 555 and 560 GPU's with support for up to 4GB of VRAM. And it does this maintaining the same slim design Apple users got to love. It is also expected to get new chips and increased RAM. It sports a Radeon Pro Vega GPU, which is the newest graphics card of its kind. Featuring a new, next-generation compute core and up to 16GB of on-package high-bandwidth memory (HBM2), iMac Pro with the Vega GPU delivers up to an awesome 11 Teraflops of single-precision compute power for real-time 3D rendering and immersive, high frame rate VR.

The Foxconn insider also claims that the Cupertino based company won't be giving its recent device lineup a huge overhaul this year. Thanks to these, users will be able to connect two high-performance RAID arrays and two 5K displays to the device at the same time.

And if that's not enough, the iMac Pro will feature 10Gb Ethernet, a first for a Mac, and hard to find on a desktop as it is.

Battery life on the new MacBooks is unchanged: Up to 10 hours of web browsing time, and up to 11 hours of iTunes movie playback. The iMac Pro can also be maxed out with 128GB of ECC memory and a 4TB SSD drive, all cooled by a new dual centrifugal fan system that hopefully won't require you to wear headphones all day long while you work. Naturally, all this power comes at a high price. The most powerful Mac ever will start shipping in December, so you can start saving your money for it.

Release for the iMac Pro won't be until December in Australia, and unfortunately there's no price yet, but with a starting price of $4999 Dollars, don't expect this one to be cheap. Wouldn't it be a terrific Christmas present for yourself?

  • Carolyn Briggs