iMac Pro Now Available to Order With 8 to 18 Cores and Prices Ranging From $4,999 to $13,199

The all-new iMac Pro is now available to order from Apple's online store and through the Apple Store app on iPhone and iPad.

imac pro after effects
8-core and 10-core models start at $4,999 and $5,799 respectively and currently ship by late December in the United States, while 14-core and 18-core models starting at $6,599 and $7,399 can also be ordered today, but aren't estimated to ship for 6-8 weeks, which pushes deliveries into February.

From there, each iMac Pro configuration has optional upgrades available for storage, memory, and graphics, with prices topping out at $13,199 for a maxed-out, high-end 18-core model with 4TB of SSD storage, 128GB of ECC RAM, and an AMD Radeon Pro Vega 64 graphics processor with 16GB of HBM2 memory.

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

YouTube reviewers Marques Brownlee and Jonathan Morrison recently shared hands-on videos of the iMac Pro, and put its CPU performance to the test with benchmarks on Geekbench, which simulates real-world workload scenarios.

In both videos, the mid-range iMac Pro with a 10-core 3.0GHz Intel Xeon processor recorded a multi-core score of just over 37,400, which is up to 45 percent faster than the high-end 2013 Mac Pro's average multi-core score of 25,747. The 10-core model is also up to 93 percent faster than a high-end 2017 27-inch 5K iMac.

Brownlee found the iMac Pro to be a super capable yet quiet machine with a beautiful display and a stealthy space gray enclosure.


He said the iMac Pro's biggest weakness is its lack of upgradeability, but he argued its expensive $4,999 starting price is actually fair for the hardware included, and he noted that a PC with equivalent tech specs costs around $5,100, so he believes the iMac Pro is priced competitively compared to what's on the market.

In addition to up to an 18-core processor, that hardware includes up to 4TB of SSD storage, up to 128GB of ECC RAM, and up to 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 external 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.

space gray magic keyboard magic mouse
A black Lightning to USB-A cable and space gray Magic Keyboard and Magic Mouse 2 are included in the box. A space gray Magic Trackpad 2 is optional.

iMac Pro is now available to order in the United States, Canada, Australia, China, Hong Kong, Japan, most European countries, and select other regions. In some other countries, like Singapore, Apple says to check back later for information.

Related Forum: iMac

Top Rated Comments

macaddict06 Avatar
81 months ago
13k for a “pro” machine that can never be upgraded. Ok, Apple.

¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Score: 48 Votes (Like | Disagree)
asdavis10 Avatar
81 months ago
I can’t imagine the component parts of a Windows machine ever coming to a total of $13k.

Mac is a convenience platform, not a power platform. Whoever spends that much on a Mac is crazy, and whoever thought those prices would sell is even crazier. That’s why the trashcan Mac Pro didn’t sell, and that’s why I believe this one won’t either.
You should try pricing a Windows-based machine with those same specs yourself. And total cost of ownership can't just be determined by price. There are reasons why people choose Mac over Windows and vice versa. People are willing to pay more in some cases to get the value (real or not) they perceive.
Score: 38 Votes (Like | Disagree)
diamond3 Avatar
81 months ago
I seem to be more and more confused by some of the comments lately on macrumors.

First, this iMac is geared towards the pro market. The other existing iMac is still there with options valuable to most everyday users. Nothing has changed in that regard and I’m glad Apple is concerned about the pro users and doing something. Some people seem to think Apple should cater to the pro market but not charge a premium for premium parts.

Which brings me to my next issue or public awareness. For those that want to price out a comparable windows computer, go ahead. It’s not going to be much less if any. Xeon proxessors, the memory, graphics card and screen. I’d say you’d be over $4500 for something close. So my advice, if you don’t know why it costs this much in the first place or how it differentiates from the regular iMac, it might be best to not complain about the price and Apple charging too much.

For those that want more power because their job relies upon it, this fills a void they couldn’t get. Just some benchmarks yesterday showed exporting out a 360° video was almost double as fast as the top of the line iMac. 3-4 hrs saved rendering each video goes along way. So I’m happy for today. I’m not in a position to buy one, but I’m glad it’s there. Now to go download fcpx 10.4. :)

Edit: also, I’ve seen more and more iMacs being used in the professional industry lately due to their size and mobility. Placing them on carts for studio photography or in a video studio on a wall to control colors and cameras.
Score: 30 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Dave245 Avatar
81 months ago
People complaining about the price need to realise that the iMac Pro isn't aimed at the average consumer, we are talking professional editors, content creators and so on. Movie studios will buy these, it is not very often you see a Windows machine in the editing labs (at least not here in the UK).
Score: 27 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TimUSCA Avatar
81 months ago
13k for a “pro” machine that can never be upgraded. Ok, Apple.

¯\_(ツ)_/¯
You highly overestimate the number of professionals who want to open their computer and upgrade the internals in any way. Even the baseline machine is a beast, so people will use these for 6-7 years and then buy a new one. There's a HUGE segment of consumers who do professional work for a living and don't care about the fact that it's sealed up. The screen quality and footprint make up for that.

And if not, then great. A new Mac Pro is coming next year.
Score: 25 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Barry Bishop Avatar
81 months ago
Okay time to find 13k underneath the couch.
Score: 24 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Popular Stories

Apple car wheel icon feature yellow

Apple Cancels Electric Car Project

Tuesday February 27, 2024 11:05 am PST by
Apple has canceled all plans to release an autonomous, electric vehicle, reports Bloomberg. Apple has been working on an Apple Car for more than a decade and invested millions of dollars into development before deciding it was not a viable project. Apple's Chief Operating Officer Jeff Williams today told approximately 2,000 employees working on the Apple Car that the project was canceled,...
iOS 18 Mock iPhone 16 Feature Gray

iOS 18 Rumored to Be Compatible With These iPhone Models

Tuesday February 27, 2024 6:31 am PST by
iOS 18 will be compatible with the iPhone XR, and thereby also the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max models with the same A12 Bionic chip, according to a post on X today from a private account with a proven track record of sharing build numbers for upcoming iOS updates. The post was spotted by MacRumors contributor Aaron Perris, and it has since been deleted. However, this was likely because the...
Google maps feaure

Google Maps Finally Rolls Out Glanceable Directions

Wednesday February 28, 2024 2:07 am PST by
After more than a year since announcing the feature, Google Maps is finally rolling out glanceable directions on Android and iOS (via Android Police). The feature allows users to view turn-by-turn directions and a live ETA directly from their device's lock screen – information that was previously only visible when a phone was unlocked. Glanceable directions also work on the app's route...
iPad Air 5

iPadOS 18 Rumored to Drop Support for These iPad Models

Tuesday February 27, 2024 6:55 am PST by
iPadOS 18 will drop support for iPad models equipped with the A10X Fusion chip, according to a post on X today from a private account with a proven track record of sharing build numbers for upcoming iOS and iPadOS updates. This means that iPadOS 18 would not be compatible with the first-generation 10.5-inch iPad Pro or the second-generation 12.9-inch iPad Pro models released in 2017. It...
iOS 17

iOS 17.4 Coming Soon With These New Features for Your iPhone

Monday February 26, 2024 6:08 am PST by
In a press release last month, Apple confirmed that iOS 17.4 will be released in March, and the update includes several new features and changes for the iPhone. Key new features in iOS 17.4 include major App Store changes in the EU, Apple Podcasts transcripts, and an iMessage security upgrade. The update also adds new emoji and includes preparations for the launch of next-generation CarPlay...
M3 MacBook Air Feature

New MacBook Air Models Launching Next Month: 5 Features to Expect

Wednesday February 28, 2024 1:50 am PST by
The existing 15-inch MacBook Air arrived in June 2023, which is not that long ago in terms of Mac update cycles. However, Apple released the current 13-inch ‌MacBook Air back in June 2022. It is now the oldest Mac in Apple's current crop, having not been updated in 600 days. But rumors suggest that is unlikely to be the case for much longer. According to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman, Apple has...