The new iMac Pro will released in a matter of days, giving Apple fans something to get excited about this holiday season. The iMac Pro also comes with a black Lightning cable for charging the black keyboard - another small thing that's exclusive to this computer. The technology means tasks like rendering files, editing 4K video and creating real-time audio effects will be done faster.
The 27-inch iMac will start at $4,999.
While on the surface the iMac Pro might seem like just a very souped up version of the regular iMac, it appears that Apple was serious when they said that they were designing it for professionals. It'll have 128GB of RAM and up to 4TB of SSD storage. The computer can also be transformed into a bigger workstation. Once you invest in an iMac Pro, you're stuck with that configuration until you sell it (fortunately, Macs do tend to retain their value on the secondhand market better than PCs) or retire it. The desktop can transfer data at 40Gb per second and includes a 10Gb Ethernet connection on the back.
Testing an iMac Pro configured as a 10 Core 3GHZ Intel Xeon W with 2TB SSD, 128 GB RAM and Vega 64 Radeon, Laforet noticed a 200-300% increase in performance in nearly every industry leading software with the iMac Pro. However, there is some speculation that the chips in the iMac Pro have been downlocked slightly, perhaps to satisfy thermal requirements of the system's all-in-one design. We've been expecting a December launch since the initial announcement, though Apple has been quiet on that front in recent months.