There’s frost on the ground and supermarkets are fighting to create the most tear-jerking festive adverts. December is fast approaching and for Apple fans that means only one thing ...
The iMac Pro!
Back in June at WWDC Apple announced the iMac for pro users, a true beast of a machine embodied in the much-loved chassis of the 27” iMac. At the end of last month, Apple displayed an iMac Pro at the third annual Final Cut Pro Executive Summit in Cupertino and pictures flooded social media in the following days.
Whilst the chassis of the new iMac is the same as the current 27” model, it does boast a Space Grey colour, although a slightly darker grey than we are used to on most of the modern MacBook pros.
In terms of specifications, the new iMac Pro will feature up to an 18-core Intel Xeon processor, top-of-the-line Radeon Pro Vega graphics, up to 4TB of SSD storage and up to 128GB RAM. Even the entry-level model has a good amount of power with an 8-core Intel Xeon processor, AMD Radeon Vega graphics, 32GB RAM and a 1TB SSD. Regardless of spec you also get that amazing 27-inch Retina 5K display.
One of the big questions surrounding the iMac Pro is the launch date. Apple announced in June that the new model would be released in December, but at the time of writing, there is still no definitive date. Many pro users recall the release of the current generation of Mac Pro that was also launched in December. Whilst one or two lucky people did get one, most orders were completed in January or February. Hopefully, this new model will have a smoother transition.
As for price, it isn’t cheap. For the entry-level model, you are looking at a buy price of just under £5000. Apple does state that getting a PC model that compares, you are looking at over £7000 and that’s before you add in a 5K screen, however, it is still a lot of money for many SME’s. As with most of Apple’s range, the cash flow benefits of leasing may really appeal to the would-be iMac Pro user.
We will be keeping close tabs on the news surrounding the release date of Apple’s new iMac Pro, and will post accurate costings and availability the moment Apple announces the release date.