iMac Pro first look: Apple’s most powerful Mac is a multiprocessing beast, The long-awaited iMac Pro is finally here. On Thursday, December 14, Apple’s new workstation-class Mac became available on the company’s website. The 8- and 10-core iMac Pro ships immediately, while the 14- and 18-core models ship in January.
The release of the iMac Pro is significant for Apple. The Mac Pro, released in 2013, has had only one minor update in four years, and Apple earlier this year admitted that the machine is a mistake. And while the company could say that a top-of-the-line iMac has plenty of processing power, it’s not the workstation-level computer that demanding professionals want. This machine is a sign that Apple still values pro users and wants to offer a Mac that can meet their demands. During an iMac Pro media event (attended by Macworld), company executives and third-party developers in attendance hammered that point home.
iMac Pro pricing starts at $4,999 for the 8-core baseline configuration. The 10-, 14- and 18-core processors are offered as configure-to-order options, along with RAM (32GB, 64GB, or 128GB), flash storage (1TB, 2TB, or 4TB), and graphics.