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Apple teases iMac Pro for $5000

Theresa Hayes | 07 June, 2017, 05:05

The top-end model, the Radeon Pro 580, promises 5.5 trillion floating-point operations per second (T/FLOPS) of compute performance in a thermal envelope AMD claims is perfectly suited to the iMac's slim all-in-one design. They get Kaby Lake processors, as well as a curious new pricing scheme that lowers the non-Touch Bar MacBook Pro 13-inch version to $1,299, the same price as the 12-inch MacBook. The all-new iMac Pro sports a gorgeous 27-inch Retina 5K display and a powerful 8-core Intel Xeon processor. Talking of storage, the iMac Pro comes out with support for up to 128GB ECC memory and up to 4TB of 3GB/s SSD storage. There's also a new entry-level 13-inch model that retails for £1,249.

Apple has embedded 27-inch Retina 5K display with support for 1 billion colors in new iMac Pro. Meet the iMac Pro.

At the WWDC 2017, Apple gave a sneak peek into one of its upcoming desktops.

The last upgrade to the rig came in 2015, when it added Intel's Skylake processor, faster AMD graphics, and better RAM to the previous year's 5K screen. This will be our most powerful and fastest Mac ever, which carries workstation-class computing to iMac for the first time. Prices start at $1,099, for the regular 21.5 inched variant, while the 4K variant starts at $1,299.The 27 inched iMac begins at $1,799.

Release for the iMac Pro won't be until December in Australia, and unfortunately there's no price yet, but with a starting price of $4999 United States dollars, don't expect this one to be cheap.

Apple looks like it's touting the new iMac Pro as the firm's most powerful Mac computer ever in the history. This is the most powerful machine ever built by Apple.

Safari's been improved too, and is apparently 80% faster than Chrome, and graphics performance should be better as well, thanks to Metal 2 (a new developer language), which also includes support for VR.

The company also announced an update to its 27-inch iMac models which Apple said is the "most popular desktop for pro customers".

No new Mac Pros today - its all about the iMac!

More information on the new Radeon Pro 500 series is available from the official website. The new MacBook Air models will also get a bump in processor speed. We reengineered the entire system and designed an entirely new thermal architecture to pack extraordinary performance.

The new beefed-up iMac is meant to address the concerns of professional creatives, who until now have been limited to either the consumer 27in 5K iMac or the older Mac Pro, which hasn't been updated since 2013.