In addition to a new lineup of iMacs, Apple has unveiled the iMac Pro; a new venue for professionals seeking a powerful Mac.
Apple made the interesting decision this year to disclose to a closed group of journalists that it realised the Mac Pro wasn’t what professionals wanted, and now the company has revealed its first professional-grade Mac device since 2013 in the form of the iMac Pro.
Available in svelte Space Gray, the iMac Pro will feature a 5K Retina display and Intel Xeon processors with options up to 18 cores. Read: Apple unveils HomePod – a warning shot to Sonos and Amazon’s Echo
The all-in-one will be powered by AMD’s Radeon Vega graphics architecture, and the device will feature options up to 128GB of RAM – though, sadly, this will not be user-replaceable.
The iMac Pro will arrive with Space Gray accessories in the form of a Magic Trackpad, Magic Mouse, and Magic Keyboard, and the special colouring of these peripherals will remain available only to consumers who purchase the iMac Pro; the accessories will not be available outside of the unit.
Beyond the iMac Pro, a new line-up of iMacs was announced, which include Intel’s 7th generation Kaby Lake processors and up to 2TB SSDs. The 21.5″ model will accommodate up to 32GB of RAM, while the 27″ model will sport up to 64GB of RAM. The devices will further feature a redesigned I/O that will accommodate two Thunderbolt 3 USB Type-C ports.
In terms of pricing, the 21.5″ 1080p iMac will retail from $1,099 USD, the 4K version from $1,299 USD, the 27″ 5K iMac from $1,799 USD, and the iMac Pro will retail from $4,999 USD. Read: Apple’s CEO calls Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Accord ‘wrong for our planet’
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