Apple Just Announced Literally the Coolest Mac Ever

Yolanda Curtis
June 7, 2017

For those that were waiting for the Mac Pro, you will need a little more patience as Apple has unveiled just the iMac Pro for now.

Apple has confirmed that its iMac Pro would start at a whopping $4,999. It features an all-new thermal design that can cool the desktop more efficiently without compromising thickness. There is a drop for the 21.5-inch 4K iMac though, which is going down to $1,499 for the cheapest configuration. The display resolutions on the all-in-ones are staying the same, but the underlying technology is getting a boost to provide 500 nits of brightness, which should lead to a 43 percent increase in brightness over the older models. Both of these components were created with workstation-like standards in mind, and they can handle everything from machine learning to VR development.

The executive said Apple made a decision to go "really nutty" by offering the iMac Pro with an 8-core Intel Xeon processor, 10-core Xeon processor, or an 18-core Xeon processor. However, they can be configured with up to 18-core CPUs and Vega 64 GPUs with twice as much HBM2 memory capacity. RAM can scale up to 64 and 128 GB, while storage support is configurable at 2 and 4 TB SSD as well.

Who needs a Mac Pro when an iMac offers better performance and an wonderful screen? It also has four USB 3.0 ports, a headphone jack, an SDXC card slot, and a 10 GB Ethernet connector. It is also said to support one billion colors.

Apple hasn't given up on its most serious Mac customers. Availability is expected in the United States, Canada, and Europe first.

Available in the new 21.5- and 27-inch iMac, it enables fluid content creation with exceptional performance and support for GPU acceleration across a range of creative applications on the Mac platform, such as Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects and Photoshop.

As for the software running on all these machines, WWDC also saw Apple announce macOS High Sierra, the successor to last year's Sierra.

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