iMac Pro Available to Order December 14, Starting at $4,999

Apple today announced the iMac Pro will be available to order on Thursday, December 14. Pricing starts at $4,999 in the United States.

iMac Pro is a powerful, top-of-the-line workstation designed for professional users with demanding workflows, such as advanced video and graphics editing, virtual reality content creation, and real-time 3D rendering.

"iMac Pro is a huge step forward and there's never been anything like it," said John Ternus, Apple's VP of Hardware Engineering.

The all-in-one desktop computer has a 27-inch Retina 5K display within a sleek space gray enclosure. Apple also includes a space gray Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad and Magic Mouse 2 in the box. A space gray Magic Trackpad 2 is optional.

Apple said the iMac Pro is the fastest and most powerful Mac ever, at least until the modular Mac Pro is released.

The machine can be configured with up to an 18-core Intel Xeon processor, up to 4TB of SSD storage, up to 128GB of ECC RAM, and an AMD Radeon Pro Vega 64 graphics processor with 16GB of HBM2 memory.

The high-end performance is made possible by an all-new thermal design that delivers up to 80 percent more cooling capacity than a traditional iMac.

With four Thunderbolt 3 ports, the iMac Pro can drive two 5K displays or four 4K displays at 60Hz simultaneously. It also has a 10 Gigabit Ethernet port, four USB-A 3.0 ports, an SD card slot, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Other tech specs and features include a 1080p front camera, stereo speakers, four microphones, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 4.2.

Apple previewed the iMac Pro at its Worldwide Developers Conference in June. The news, together with the modular Mac Pro, helped alleviate some criticism that Apple was no longer focused on professional users.

Apple has yet to provide exact pricing details on a configuration-by-configuration basis.

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28 months ago
That truly is a $5K display.
Rating: 68 Votes
28 months ago
Integrated system, thus any problems => loss of HDD (some companies do not allow any HDD/SSD out of their premises, not even for repair purposes - due to data security), monitor not replaceable, no choice of GPU
All of which means that this is not a Pro machine for my professional usage.

I personally don't like an integrated monitor solution, I don't like the lack of GPU choice, the fixed memory and SSD (and the fact that it's not removable - see above), all the ports being at the back.

Edit: expanded re: HDD/SSD,
Edit2: added 2nd paragraph
Rating: 26 Votes
28 months ago
Didn't take long for the Apple haters to show up in the thread.
Rating: 23 Votes
28 months ago

Why not a 4K display for that kind of money?

Why would you want a 4K display when it already has a 5K one?
Rating: 19 Votes
28 months ago
Nice, I've been looking for a computer to play Minecraft on.
Rating: 16 Votes
28 months ago
Lol pay by the pixel :p
Rating: 15 Votes
28 months ago
I see now. If you want a Mac with ports, you have to spend at least five grand.
Rating: 15 Votes
28 months ago
Now watch them forget to update it because its sales aren't profitable enough.
Rating: 14 Votes
28 months ago

Didn't take long for the Apple haters to show up in the thread.

More like Apple Disappointees, constantly being disappointed by the pro offering as a pro and not a makeshift home pro - moonlighting as such. I don't know any pro who want's to spend that much money on system which isn't updatable. I made that mistake once with the MacPro and have had problem after problem. To this day I cannot run any third party display without running into issues. Even their "supported" monitors like the Dell 5k is glitchy as F. Not good enough. My last system cost almost 8k. Great value for money there. NOT.
Rating: 13 Votes
28 months ago

Such a bad value proposition compared to Mac Pro’s 5,1 and lower. Sure hope this bombs to send a message to Apple.

What sucks is that if this bombs, Apple will be done with the Pro market because these days they're so much more about profit than innovation. They have transformed into a fashion brand. They will interpret the iMac Pro's poor sales as nobody being interested in Apple's pro machines, instead of them just happening to make (another) flop that nobody can even afford.
Rating: 11 Votes

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