Some high-end professional Mac users are frustrated, and they have been for years. The current Mac Pro received a lukewarm reception when it began shipping in 2013, and it has been preserved in amber ever since. The MacBook Pro went with few substantial updates for a long period of time after 2012. And when Apple overhauled its video editing software and released Final Cut Pro X in 2011, many editors were turned off by its compromises. But things are definitely looking up: 2016 brought a strong refresh of the MacBook Pro lineup, and Final Cut Pro X has gradually been updated to address and exceed most professionals’ expectations, including a significant release this past December that improved the color tools and added full support for HEVC and 360 video. Now, the Mac desktop is in focus. In April of last year, Apple invited press to discuss its plans for pro desktops, but it didn’t have specific products to announce at that time. This was a surprise, as Apple usually does … [Read more...] about iMac Pro review: Hard to upgrade, but holy Jony Ive it’s fast
Apple is known for its advanced engineering and design. The new iMac Pro is spectacular in that department, somehow packing an insane amount of power into its all-in-one enclosure. But it doesn’t come cheap.If you haven’t looked already, a decked out iMac Pro costs a pretty penny….. lots and lots of pretty pennies. The starting price is a not-exactly-cheap $4,999, but if you’re planning to configure Apple’s all-in-one workstation with all the bells and whistles, things can get pretty crazy. If you include Intel’s massive non-gaming 18-core Xeon W processor when it’s available early next year, you’re looking at more than $13,000. That’s almost the price of a new, compact car.Maybe you want the kind of power that the iMac Pro offers, but aren’t necessarily attached to the idea of getting a Mac. As you can probably assume, you can get way more bang from your buck on the PC side of things. Just how much more? Read on.The iMac Pro … [Read more...] about The most expensive iMac Pro costs over $13,000, and here’s what you could get on a PC
Apple will release a professional version of its all-in-one iMac desktop computer with a US$5,000 price tag on Thursday.Up to now, all-in-one computers in general and iMacs in particular have been seen as stylish offerings for home and family, but Apple has changed that in a big way with the iMac Pro.Apple has given the Pro workstation-class graphics, processors, storage, memory and I/O -- all without increasing the size of the iMac.Creative professionals, the target audience for the Pro, have a choice of muscular Xeon processors with eight, 10 or a whopping 18 cores.With turbo boost, processing speeds can reach 4.5 GHz with a cache up to 42 MB. Apple has outfitted the Pro with a new graphics chip, the Radeon Pro Vega.The new chip is three times faster than any previous iMac GPU and packs in a single chip the power of a double-wide graphics card, according to the company.The Pro Vega should mean higher frame rates for virtual reality, real-time 3D rendering, and more lifelike special … [Read more...] about Creatives Not Likely to Blanch at iMac Pro’s $5K Price
On June 5, 2017, Apple revealed the iMac Pro, the next installment in its family of iMac workstations.Starting at a meaty $5,000, the all-in-one device will sport an Intel Xeon processor with up to 18 cores, an AMD professional graphics card with up to 22 teraflops of graphics computations, and an attractive new Space Gray enclosure seemingly ripped out of the future. It’s currently set to be released on December 18, 2017.That said, here is all the current Apple iMac Pro news we could dig up.Several developers are reporting that the iMac Pro will include the A10 “Fusion” processor first seen in the iPhone 7. It will serve as a coprocessor in the larger PC, running its own self-contained version of iOS called BridgeOS for managing security.It’ll also be supposedly used to support an always-on “Hey Siri” feature, similar to what is available on the iPhone. Current MacBooks have Siri, but not a way of calling it up with just your voice.“[The … [Read more...] about iMac Pro: Everything you need to know about Apple’s professional desktop
Edit 4K on your 5KApple’s WWDC reveals met expectations Monday with the announcement of the Siri-powered HomePod, an iOS 11 preview, the MacOS High Sierra update, new iPad Pros, and a bunch of other things. And one of those more interesting other things was the new iMac Pro, a super-powerful all-in-one solution for Mac power users working on everything from 4K video to VR to just about anything.The hopped-up iMac features a new interior design to keep it cool, and a lot of horsepower under the hood. Bits are moved around by an 18-core Intel Xeon processor, you can spec the RAM up to 128 gigs, add in up to 4 terabytes of hard drive space, and new AMD Vega GPUs will power through the 5K display’s graphics duties. Prices start at $5,000 for the iMac Pro, and will likely option up quickly when it arrives this December. Hit this link for more iMac Pro details. HomePod, find my iPodIn the expected news category, Apple debuted the HomePod, their answer to Amazon’s … [Read more...] about Can you order an iMac Pro using HomePod and pay for it with Apple Pay?
At the WWDC 2017, Apple announced ARKit, new VR software in the macOS Sierra that provides a suite of tools and the highlight of the event - Apple iMac Pro. You might be thinking that iMac Pro is the odd one of the aforementioned three. Don’t forget that hardware is a very significant thing to go swiftly with the futuristic technology. Of course, Apple is now not lagging behind.The all-mighty iMac Pro previewed at WWDC 2017 is a complete beauty. However, the beast behind this beauty is its high-end, future-oriented specs. The gorgeous, all-in-one iMac Pro has a 27-inch 5K retina display, 18-core Xeon processors, and graphics computation support of up to 22 Teraflops. The system packs incredible, workstation level performance for the futuristic technologies. But Apple’s iMac Pro bears a heavy price tag of $4,999. As expected, something powerful at Apple never comes without a ‘but’, MacBook Air for instance.Apple $4,999 iMac sports the most advanced … [Read more...] about Apple iMac Pro Review: Brighter, Faster, and More Powerful
Apple recently introduced new iMac Pro all-in-one PCs that will be taking their place near the top of the company’s MacOS lineup. The new iMac Pro machines will be some of Apple’s best-performing machines when they’re released at the end of the year, and they’ll serve as a stopgap until the company rolls out the next generation of the high-end Mac Pro.While Apple has provided some generation specifications for the iMac Pro, it didn’t go into that much detail on precisely which components the new machines would utilize. While we know that Intel’s Xeon processors will be on tap, rumor has it that, in fact, the iMac Pro will use the upcoming server-class Skylake-EX and Skylake-EP processors code-named Purley, as 9to5Mac reports.The information comes via Pike’s Universum, which looked into the firmware files embedded in the latest MacOS High Sierra beta. According to that data, the iMac Pro will run Intel’s next-generation server CPUs on the … [Read more...] about Are Intel’s powerful server-class Xeon processors coming to the new iMac Pros?
After much anticipation, Apple unveiled its newest additions to the iMac lineup during its 2017 Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), giving us a closer look at the company’s high-end iMac Pro and the newly-revamped iMac. How does the new iMac differ from the previous generation when it comes to hardware, software, and other extraneous features. Let’s take a look at the latest hardware upgrades. 21.5-inch27-inchDimensions17.7 inches X 20.8 inches X 6.9 inches20.3 inches X 25.6 inches X 8 inchesProcessor3.4GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 (Turbo Boost up to 3.8GHz)Configurable to 3.6GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 (Turbo Boost up to 4.2GHz)3.8GHz quad‑core Intel Core i5 (Turbo Boost up to 4.2GHz)Configurable to 4.2GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 (Turbo Boost up to 4.5GHz)RAMConfigurable up to 16GB or 32GB Configurable up to 16GB, 32GB, or 64GBDisplay1080p or Retina 4K displayRetina 5K displayResolutionUp to 4,096 X 2,304 Up to … [Read more...] about Here’s everything you need to know about the latest iMac and iMac Pro
Apple held its 2017 Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) today, and as usual revealed a slew of new features coming for its various platforms. While WWDC tends to focus on software, Apple’s Mac hardware wasn’t left out of this year’s event.The iMac is one of Apple’s more important MacOS hardware products, representing its main presence on PC users’ desktops. While the Mac Pro remains in limbo, the iMac got some serious love at today’s event with both refreshed models available today and a sneak peek at an upcoming iMac Pro.The iMac Pro is perhaps the most interesting machine introduced today. It represents Apple’s effort to provide power users with a much more powerful machine that can compete with the most advanced workstations on the market. Apple’s penultimate desktop machine, the Mac Pro, might be awaiting its own redesign, but the iMac Pro offers a great alternative for anyone looking for a high-end MacOS desktop today.Apple will … [Read more...] about New iMacs at last! And the $5,000 iMac Pro is the most powerful ever
Apple has dashed any hopes fans had of being able to buy accessories for the ultra-powerful iMac Pro separately, confirming that they could only be purchased with the system. On top of that, it’s confirmed that users will not be able to upgrade or replace the system’s memory, limiting consumers to whatever they had when they purchased the all-in-one PC.Across most of its product ranges, Apple has traditionally maintained a circled wagon approach to its hardware. Apart from the odd outlier, its systems have not been upgradeable — that’s one of the advantages of building your own PC instead. But that doesn’t mean people weren’t disappointed at this latest news, as some had hoped that the iMac Pro would ape the 27-inch iMac that’s available now, which does have user-upgradeable memory.The iMac Pro though, will not. Apple has said it will come with between 32GB and 128GB of ECC memory, but whichever options the consumer picks will be what … [Read more...] about You won’t be able to buy iMac Pro accessories separately