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Apple iMac Pro goes on sale December 14th. $4,999 to start.

It’ll cost us $4,999. It’ll be fabulous for creatives. It’s a reply to criticisms from creatives. It has a 5K option (dang).

Goes on sale December 14th and should be a hum-dinger of an offering.

Apple vowed to ship the iMac Pro in December, and it’s making good on that promise. The company has confirmed that its workstation-grade all-in-one will be available on December 14th. It has yet to reveal the exact configuration options, but the $4,999 ‘starter’ model ships with an 8-core Xeon processor, 32GB of RAM, 1TB of solid-state storage and a Radeon Vega Pro graphics chipset with 8GB of RAM. You can option it with up to an 18-core Xeon, 128GB of RAM, a 4TB SSD and a 16GB Vega chipset, although video creator Marques Brownlee notes that you’ll have to wait until the new year for that 18-core beast.

The dark gray desktop will be available in a matter of days, on December 14, bringing with it some pretty nutty internal specs and a price tag to match. The iMac Pro starts at $4,999 and includes up to an 18-core Xeon processor, 128GB of memory and 4TB of storage. This is pretty a serious piece of machinery in a form factor that was once considered a bit of an at-home computer starter kit.

It’s clear the company still has its sights firmly set on creative professionals, and with the regular Mac Pro currently in a state of limbo, this is the company’s foremost machine for doing high performance tasks like editing 4K video and 3D graphics. No surprise then, that the company has already gotten the device in the hands of a number of influencers ahead of launch.

The Verge
The iMac Pro is one of Apple’s responses to a backlash from its developer community late last year. After developers indicated their frustrating with the lack of powerful options Apple was selling (particularly as it related to the MacBook Pro), Apple said it would release a new Mac Pro and introduce an iMac Pro as well.

Of the two, the iMac Pro is the only one we’ve seen any details on so far. It’ll use Xeon processors, have a 5K display, and include a Radeon Vega GPU, among other extremely high-end specs.

Apple (statement)
Pros love iMac. So when they asked us to build them a killer iMac, we went all in. And then we went way, way beyond, creating an iMac packed with the most staggeringly powerful collection of workstation-class graphics, processors, storage, memory, and I/O of any Mac ever. And we did it without adding a millimeter to its iconic all-in-one design. So everyone from video editors to 3D animators to musicians to software developers to scientists can do what they do like they’ve never done before. Introducing iMac Pro. A lean, mean dream machine.


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