As previously announced, Apple started shipping its new iMac Pro before New Year, or more precisely on 14 December 2017. And, the first orders scheduled to arrive to customers on December 27.
If you are wondering what is actually iMac Pro – it is an all-in-one computer that fuses together a high quality 5K display, Xeon processors, Radeon Pro Vega graphics, Thunderbolt 3, and a unique Space Gray body.
The iMac Pro features the same design as the standard iMac, but with an all-flash architecture and a new thermal design that supports an Intel Xeon processor with up to 18 cores and a top-of-the-line Radeon Pro Vega graphics.
A dedicated Apple-designed T2 processor integrates the SMC, image signal processor for the camera, audio control, SSD control, a Secure Enclave, and a hardware encryption engine, bringing new functionality to the iMac and ensuring greater security.
The iMac Pro is equipped with a high-quality 5K display that supports 1 billion colors and it comes in a unique space gray enclosure with matching (and exclusive) space gray accessories, plus a black Lightning cable, the first Apple has released. Aside from these unique design elements, the iMac Pro is otherwise similar in design to the existing 27-inch iMac.
iMac Pro features four Thunderbolt 3 ports powerful enough to drive multiple 5K displays at once, and it supports up to 4TB of solid state storage, 128GB of ECC RAM, and a Radeon Pro Vega 64 graphics card with 16GB of HBM2 memory.
iMac Pro will initially be available in its 8- and 10-core variants, but will be available in 14- and 18-core varieties in 2018. Pricing for the iMac Pro, which is a 27-inch machine, starts at $4,999 and goes up to over $13,000, and the premium price tag should come as no surprise – this is the most powerful desktop machine Apple has ever built.