The iMac Pro, the long awaited high-powered workstation version of Apple’s all-in-one iMac PC, is about ready to be revealed to be available to the public. The company will put the entry level versions of the iMac Pro on sale beginning on Thursday, Dec. 14. The lowest price model will sell for a whopping $4,999.
According to a press release posted on 9to5Mac, the first iMac Pro models will have the 8-core and 10-core Intel Xeon processors. Apple plans to sell other iMac Pro models with 14-core and 18-core Xeon chips sometime later in 2018. Hardware configurations for the first models, along with pricing, have also not yet been announced, but they should go live on Thursday.
The iMac Pro, which was first announced in June at Apple’s WWDC event, will have a big 27-inch 5K retina display. Inside the all-in-one design, the iMac Pro will have support for up to 128 GB of RAM, and up to 4 TB of onboard storage. The graphics card will be a Radeon Vega from AMD, with some models supporting up to 16 GB of video memory on that card. Apple will also ship a black USB-A to Lightning cable adapter with the PC, so it can connect and charge up the iMac Pro’s Space Gray Magic Mouse and Magic Keyboard.
Marques Brownlee was among the first journalists to to get their hands on the iMac Pro a few days ahead of its launch, and you can watch his initial impressions in the link above. In addition to the workstation-class iMac Pro, Apple is also supposed to be designing an all new version of its Mac Pro workstation desktop PC. That product is currently scheduled to launch sometime in 2018.