Presented at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2017, which took place last June, the iMac Pro was promised for December.
Apple will meet the deadline and said today that the new professional desktop computer will be available for purchase at least in the United States from December 14 next Thursday!
Professionals love the iMac. And when they asked for a killer iMac, we not only accepted the mission, as we let our imagination go so far. Far away. We've created an iMac that harnesses the best and most powerful graphics chips, processors, storage, memories, and connections than any other Mac. And we've achieved it all without adding a millimeter to its unique all-in-one design. Video editors, 3D animators, musicians, software developers and even scientists will all do what they love most in a way they never did. Introducing iMac Pro. Your wish has just been granted.
Apple gave no further details, just putting a notice on the product's American page stating its arrival on the 14th. In Brazil and other countries where Ma is present, there is still a warning that it will arrive “in December".
IMac Pro is the first iMac on which we can configure 8, 10 and 18 core processors (with Turbo boost up to 4.5GHz), being the most powerful Mac available on the market today. In addition, users will be able to configure a machine with up to 128GB of 2,666MHz ECC DDR4 RAM, AMD Radeon Pro Vega 64 GPU with up to 16GB of HBM2 memory and up to 4TB of storage (SSD with 3GB / s transfer rate).
All of this, of course, in a 27-inch Retina 5K iMac (5120 × 2880 pixels) display with the space gray rather than silver differential, including the accessories (Magic Keyboard with Keypad, Magic Mouse and / or Magic Trackpad).
Some YouTubers have already put their hands on the machine and shared their initial impressions, check out:
The initial price of this beauty (default setting) in the US will be $ 5,000 (plus tax) custom values not yet available. 💸
Update 12/12/2017 s 14:46
Gradually more details are emerging.
In the video above, Marques “MKBHD” Brownlee comments that the model with an 18-core processor will only begin shipping to consumers early next year; In addition, he mentions that we will also see a 14-core chip model being added to the line (so, as we said, it was made up of 8, 10 and 18 core models).
The same date December 14 has also appeared in some countries, among them the traditional ones where Apple usually launches products in the first wave (Germany, France, Japan, United Kingdom, etc.).
A curious detail about the machine or, more specifically, the accompanying accessories that for the first time we have not only space gray peripherals, but also a USB cable for Lightning in black. 👌🏼