So, Apple announced at its just concluded developer conference in San Jose, the new (pricey) iMac Pro, starting from $4900 making the company’s all-in-one computer the most powerful Mac available. The iMac Pro will start shipping this December, Apple says.
The processor options of the iMac Pro will range from 8-core to a staggering 18-core. RAM will be configurable to 128GB, storage to 4TB SSD. The standard graphics card will be a Radeon Pro Vega 56, configurable to a Vega 64 with 16GB of HBM2 memory. This will be able to drive the built-in 5K display plus two external ones at 60Hz, each with a billion colors. Alternatively, you can substitute four 4K UHD displays at the same frame-rate. You get 10GB Ethernet and four USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 ports, in addition to four USB 3 ports and an SDXC card slot. I also hear the computer is coming in space grey.
Being a student, I keep wondering if I’m ever going to need this iMac Pro because of its amazing features but Apple says the device is meant to address the concerns of professional creatives (those involved in high-end editing, graphics work, gaming, VR,and so on) who until now have been limited to either the 27inch 5K iMac or the older Mac Pro, which hasn’t been updated since 2014.
You can read about the other features of the iMac Pro here.