iMac Pro: Everything we know so far [9to5Mac]

The iMac Pro should be available within the next few weeks. Here is a look at all of the iMac Pro details that we know thus far. Read our full detailed post on 9to5Mac for more details:

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24 Comments on iMac Pro: Everything we know so far [9to5Mac]

  1. Thank you for these great videos. I like your relaxed manner. A lot of other people on YouTube seem to be on a sugar and caffeine rush all the time 😀 And the production values are also great. Really loving it. One thing I wonder about with the iMac Pro: What will a maxed out one cost? $15,000?

    • Hard to say. I do think the higher-core versions will be “reasonable” (relatively speaking) but we shall see. RAM is going to be expensive, as will SSD upgrades. My recommendation will likely be to opt for more cores, and stick to small SSDs, and limited RAM. 32GB is still a lot.

    • Having a super-expensive ‘Pro’ permutation of the iMac is also a great way to send users to the ahem reasonably-priced ≠ $2,500 iMac’s.  Apple cannot lose.  Aspirational products are tremendous goodwill builders, even if they remind some of us that we can’t afford or do not need them.  Carmakers launch into Formula 1 and rallies for similar reasons.

  2. Okay If the customer is a professional and require such a powerful device, then the customer should be able to change some of the devices internals to fine tune for their high caliber work. I really disapproval of inaccessibility of the internals specifically dealing with memory or storage. Like Marques said, it is a trap, and I would include to that statement those who fell for it will be frustrated in the long run and won’t invest into Apple in the future.

    • Thomas Vu said professional can customize his model to his preference prior to the purchase. There’s no need to go looking to upgrade it as soon as you buy it. Moreso, 32gb of ram are more than enough for even the most demanding work. Maybe virtualization would warrant larger ram but even then you can opt to upgrade before buying.

      As for storage I would suggest getting an external drive and connect it via thunderbolt for fast write speeds. 1gb of internal storage is enough for every application you might need. Apples NVMe drives are notoriously fast.

    • no matter what, the GPU is going to be outdated in 2-3 years, especially Vega is already underwhelming. Maxwell is a LOT slower than Pascal, and Kepler is basically dead. Apple ram upgrade is also unreasonably expensive. External hard drive? what’s the point of an AIO PC again?

    • Deconstruct//Recreate Okay valid points on the external GPU and using thunderbolt tunneling for probably 2-3years. You do know that future-proof as in 5-7 year is the 10 Gb Ethernet Port. Investment of a professional is not something to underestimate. Remember these devices at base level is 5,000.00 USD. This indicates the target for iMac Pro which correlate to entry or mid level professionals. The problem again is to sustain. Apple is just starting to allow Vega architecture and eGPU capabilities. In comparison , search for the specifications for HDMI 2.1 to DisplayPort 1.4. The designation for “pro” for today will be the substandard in the future.

    • I’m sure there are people out there more fitting to give professional advice for mac products than a casual user who only uses Logic Pro like me.
      Agreed that pro users will need higher specs in say 5-7 years but Macs have much better longevity than PCs and can even be considered cheaper since a windows based pc can, in some cases, cost more in the long run due to needed internal upgrades. As for whether it’s a trap or not, it boils down to the kind of use any pro looks to get out of his machine. There are loads of users who feel that current high specced iMacs are just not enough for their line of work and are reaching their tipping point but there are also the high end users who need even more raw power than that. There is a good chance the upcoming Mac Pro will address their needs.

      I am not an expert on networking so I can only assume that your concerns are well placed.

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