Here Are The Specs Powering The First VR-Ready iMac Pro


Apple won't be shipping the iMac Pro until December (not 1080 like we originally though), but it will start at just $4999.

Apple went in-depth on the specs behind the most powerful Mac yet at its press event today. Those are pretty beasty numbers, so here's hoping the fans do a good job of stopping the iMac Pro from an early death. 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.

Apple Inc. upgraded most of its Mac computers on Monday, including a powerful new offering for professional users, showing renewed commitment to a product line that critics say it neglected amid lackluster growth.

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We should also mention that Apple has updated its MacBook and MacBook Pro lines.

Apple iMac 21.5-inch standard variant. Meanwhile, the 15-inch MacBook Pro will be getting faster standard graphics. The base model 21.5-inch iMac will start at $1099, while the 4K model has been dropped to $1,299. New iMacs will come with two Thunderbolt 3 ports instead of Thunderbolt 2, and Apple further claims the SSDs in these machines will be 50% faster than those in its outgoing all-in-ones. The 13 inch version now boasts the same Kaby Lake processor up to 3.5 GHz Core i7 with Turbo Boost up to 4.0 GHz. The iMac Retina 4K 21.5- inch will now be available with AMD Radeon discrete graphics, with your choice of Radeon Pro 555 and 560 graphics cards and up to 4GB of dedicated VRAM. The iMac Pro will be carrying a Vega graphics chip, with 16GB of HBM2 memory on board. According to MacRumors Buyer's Guide, it had been 221 days since updating the MacBook Pro, 412 days since updating the MacBook, and a staggering 601 days since updating the iMac. Details weren't provided, but Apple said in a press release that the iMac will soon include Radeon RX 500-series graphics. The company's Mac revenue fell a year ago, and while well received by many consumers, recent MacBook Pros have been criticized by some longtime Mac loyalists and creative professionals for not meeting some of their needs. At the unveiling, Apple confirmed it was still working on what it bills as 'a completely redesigned, next-generation Mac Pro architected for pro customers who need the highest-end, high-throughput system in a modular design, as well as a new high-end pro display.