It’s been a long while since Apple first gave us a taste of what we could expect from the upcoming iMac Pro release. As an absolute monster of a machine, the iMac Pro features specifications that are, frankly, a little more than overkill. Those looking for a taste of extreme power will be happy to hear of the impending release. The computer was promised to arrive sometime this month, and it looks as if the computer will launch in just a couple of days on December 14.
iMac Pro Release
The iMac Pro’s specs are outrageous, and so is the price tag. Starting at $4999, the machine is a luxury device for those looking for technical capabilities that can handle any task with ease. With an astounding 18-core processor, 128 GB of RAM, and 4 TB of storage with more premium models, the computer is truly an exercise in excess. This iMac Pro release brings the product family from what was once a basic at-home computer, to a machine intended for the most demanding of projects.
It seems as if the iMac Pro is still targeted to creative professionals, with the capabilities to handle high-performance tasks like easy editing of 3D graphics and 4K video. As with the iPhone X, Apple has delivered this upcoming machine into the hands of influencers like YouTubers, photographers, and researchers, and it seems as if initial reactions are positive.
From professional engineers to videographers, those who expect a lot out of their machines have had nothing but good things to say about the new iMac Pro. Generally, the consensus has been that the computer is very good, but extremely expensive. The computer’s near $5000 price is set to make it a device reserved only for the dedicated professional with resources to spare — and that’s just the base model. While we find it difficult to imagine what exactly you’d add on to this already extremely impressive machine, there are apparently opportunities to upgrade the computer even further.
The Future of the iMAc Pro
Apple has long had a firm grasp on the market when it comes to creative use, but Microsoft has started to threaten Apple’s dominance with the release of their Surface line. In order to maintain their reputation as the go-to device for tasks like graphic design and video editing, Apple has to deliver something spectacular with the iMac Pro release, and Senior Vice President Phil Schiller seems cognizant of that fact. “We’ve had a pause in upgrades and updates on that, we’re sorry for that — what happened with the Mac Pro, and we’re going to come out with something great to replace it.”
Tim Cook has mentioned that Apple’s newest high-end machine is capable of handling VR content, allowing users to create their own experiences rather than being just powerful enough to go through ready-made content. This focus on VR creation and editing could be Apple’s opportunity to get ahead of the game once again. If there’s one thing that’s certain, this computer is definitely one of the most powerful devices on the market. Those looking for a machine with enough power to last for years to come will likely be more than happy with the iMac Pro.