Apple just launched their new iMac Pro – the “most powerful Mac ever” – and definitely, being made by Apple, the most expensive one as well with a price tag of £4,899 (~Rs.725,236).
In its conference, Apple said that the iMac Pro is especially built for “creative professionals” who had to rely on their older, cheaper (relatively), and ageing iMacs (cheaper-consumer version being ~Rs.258,000).
Apple’s hardware engineering department’s vice president, John Ternus said,
[The] iMac Pro combines the incredible design of the iMac with the most powerful workstation architecture we’ve ever built. [The] iMac is the most popular desktop for our pro users due to its amazing display and elegant design, so we completely re-engineered it to deliver performance far beyond what anyone thought possible in an all-in-one.
The iMac Pro’s base variant is packed with 32GB RAM, 1TB storage, and an 8-core Intel Xeon processor.
Buyers can choose between an 8, 10, 14 or an 18-core processor and options such as AMD’s Radeon Pro Vega 64 GPU, 128GB RAM, and 4TB SSD are also available. The top specced iMac Pro has a stupendous £12,279 (~Rs.1,817,754) price tag.
It has a 27-inch 5K Retina Display.
Apples says that the people who need the iMac Pro are creative professionals and need to work with “real-time 3D rendering, immersive VR, intensive developer workflows, high megapixel photography, complex simulations, massive audio projects and real-time 4K and 8K video editing.”
At the conference, Apple also said that they are making another Mac Pro which is expected to be a “modular PC”. They are also working on a top-grade display which will probably be featured in the “pro” version of the iMac Pro.