Apple Unveils Powerful, New iMac Pro With $4,999 Pricetag

John Ternus gives a sneak peek of the all-new iMac Pro, bringing workstation-class computing to Mac.

If you love Apple products, have demanding workflows and a full wallet, then iMac Pro is for you.

The Cupertino company unveiled its sleek and powerful new workstation, built for pro users, at its worldwide developer conference this week. The all-new iMac Pro,which features a 27-inch Retina 5K display with support for one billion colors, up to 18-core Intel Xeon processors and up to 22 Teraflops of graphics computation, comes with a $4,999 pricetag. It will be available for purchase in December.

iMac Pro (small image)Apple is describing the iMac Pro as “the most powerful Mac ever made” with its focus on advanced graphics editing, virtual reality content creation and real-time 3D rendering.

“We’re thrilled to give developers and customers a sneak peek at iMac Pro. This will be our fastest and most powerful Mac ever, which brings workstation-class computing to iMac for the first time,” Apple vice-president of hardware engineering John Ternus said.

“We re-engineered the whole system and designed an entirely new thermal architecture to pack extraordinary performance into the elegant, quiet iMac enclosure our customers love — iMac Pro is a huge step forward and there’s never been anything like it.”

iMac Pro’s all-flash architecture and all-new thermal design offers as much as 80 percent more cooling capacity without compromising its thin design.

Here’s a look at the specs:


5K Retina display

  • 27-inch (diagonal) Retina 5K display
  • 5120‑by‑2880 resolution with support for billions of colors
  • 500 nits brightness
  • Wide color (P3)



  • 8-Core
  • 10-Core
  • 18-Core




  • 32GB of 2666MHz DDR4 ECC memory
  • Configurable to 64GB or 128GB



  • 1TB SSD
  • Configurable to 2TB or 4TB SSD


Vega GPU

  • Radeon Pro Vega 56 graphics processor with 8GB of HBM2 memory
  • Configurable to Radeon Pro Vega 64 graphics processor with 16GB of HBM2 memory

Video Support and Camera

  • 1080p FaceTime HD camera
  • Simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display at 1 billion colors and:
    • Two 5120‑by‑2880 (5K) external displays at 60Hz with support for 1 billion colors, or
    • Four 3840-by-2160 (4K UHD) external displays at 60Hz with support for 1 billion colors, or
    • Four 4096‑by‑2304 (4K) external displays at 60Hz with support for millions of colors
    • Support for extended desktop and video mirroring modes
    • Thunderbolt 3 digital video output
    • Native DisplayPort output over USB-C
    • VGA, HDMI, DVI, and Thunderbolt 2 output supported using adapters (sold separately)


  • Stereo speakers
  • Four microphones
  • 5 mm headphone jack

Connections and Expansion

  • 3.5 mm
  • SDXC card slot
  • USB 3
  • Thunderbolt 3

10Gb Ethernet

  • Nbase-T Ethernet supports 1Gb, 2.5Gb, 5Gb, and 10Gb Ethernet using RJ‑45 connector
  • Four Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports
  • Four USB 3 ports
  • SDXC card slot with support for UHS‑II


  • Space Gray Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad
  • Space Gray Magic Mouse 2
  • Optional Space Gray Magic Trackpad 2



  • 11ac Wi-Fi wireless networking
  • IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n compatible


  • Bluetooth 4.2 wireless technology

Size and Weight

25.6 inches
(65.0 cm)20.3 inches
(51.6 cm)

  • Height:3 inches (51.6 cm)
  • Width:6 inches (65.0 cm)
  • Stand depth:8 inches (20.3 cm)
  • Weight:5 pounds (9.7 kg)

Electrical and Operating Requirements

  • Line voltage:100–240V AC
  • Frequency:50Hz to 60Hz, single phase
  • Operating temperature:50° to 95° F (10° to 35° C)
  • Relative humidity:5% to 95% noncondensing
  • Operating altitude:tested up to 16,400 feet (5000 meters)




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  • To be honest….. the specs are really nice and robust. The price tag though of 5k is a lot and definitely outside my “personal use” price range. I just hope that there’s a smooth launch come December because if not, many of my friends and associates who are heavy Mac users will definitely come to work unhappy.