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June 2017 - May 2021


Apple announced the iMac Pro back at WWDC in June of 2017. Apple calls it the ‘most powerful Mac ever’ and it features space gray casing and accessories to help illustrate its power. The iMac Pro went on sale on December 14, 2017, starting at $4,999 for the base model, and reaching above $13,000 for higher end models.

The all-in-one powerhouse is headlined by its multi-core Intel Xeon processor options, including the base model 8-core, along with 10-, 14-, and 18-core upgrade options. In addition, the iMac Pro can be configured with 32, 64, or 128GB of 2666MHz DDR4 ECC RAM, up to 4TB of flash storage, and features AMD’s Radeon Vega 56 or Vega 64 GPUs.

If you regularly use apps like Final Cut Pro X, which can take advantage of the multi-core Xeon W CPUs inside, then the iMac Pro can make a significant difference in your workflow.

iMac Pro Stories May 14

Following the discontinuation of the iMac Pro earlier this year, Apple is now winding down sales of the accompanying space gray Magic Keyboard, Magic Trackpad, and Magic Mouse. These accessories were first introduced exclusively for the iMac Pro when it was released in 2017, and Apple started selling them separately in March of 2018.

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iMac Pro Stories March 21

Looking back, 2017 should’ve been a great year for Apple: ten years of the first iPhone, Apple Watch Series 3, updates to the Mac, new iPads, the Apple TV 4K, and two brand new products: HomePod and AirPower. But as time has passed, some products by the company didn’t age well.

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iMac Pro Stories March 19

The iMac Pro has officially been removed from Apple’s website as well as the Apple Store app. This comes after the company announced two weeks ago that the iMac would only be available “while supplies last” and would not be replaced.

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iMac Pro Stories March 8

Update: As we noted earlier today, despite the iMac Pro being discontinued it would still likely go in and out of stock for a bit. It’s now currently back in-stock in the United States on Apple.com albeit in short supply.

Two days ago we reported that the iMac Pro had been listed as “while supplies last” on the Apple Store. Today the iMac Pro officially became unavailable from the Apple Store and from major third-party retail partners in the US, marking the end of the three-year-old transitional product line.

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iMac Pro Stories March 7

On Friday, Apple removed from all build-to-order configurations for the iMac Pro from its online store. The only model now available to buy is the $4999 base one, and Apple says that model will only be available while supplies last.

Four years after the iMac Pro’s launch, do you think Apple will ever release another one?

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iMac Pro Stories August 4, 2020

In addition to the improvements to the consumer iMac today, Apple has also made some very minor adjustments to the iMac Pro lineup. The base model iMac Pro now includes a 10-core Intel Xeon processor, but unfortunately, the iMac Pro misses out on the new nano-texture glass option.

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iMac Pro Stories March 3, 2020

Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is out with a new investor note today focused on what to expect from Apple for the rest of this year. According to the analyst, we can expect six new Apple products with mini-LED, including a new 14.1-inch MacBook Pro.

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iMac Pro Stories April 3, 2019

If you’re after a new high-spec iMac, you may be faced with a tricky decision. A couple of comparisons show that the 2019 iMac versus iMac Pro battle is a closer call than you might expect.

The iMac Pro definitely has its benefits, but drop some of the cash difference on upgrades to the 2019 iMac, and things get interesting …

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iMac Pro Stories March 19, 2019

iMac Pro now available with 256 GB RAM option … for an extra $5200

Apple has quietly updated the iMac Pro build-to-order options to include new Radeon Pro Vega 64X graphics and a 256 GB RAM option. These upgrades don’t come cheap. The 256 GB RAM memory option will set you back a cool $5200, on top of the cost of the $5000 iMac Pro base model.

iMac Pro Stories March 5, 2019

Satechi’s Aluminum Monitor Stand Hub is designed to elevate Apple’s all-in-one iMac while providing the added functionality of a hub with front-facing ports. Should you consider it over other iMac stands? Watch our hands-on video review for the details. expand full story

iMac Pro Stories January 9, 2019

As PC makers announce high-end OLED laptops, would you pay more for an OLED Mac? [Poll]

At CES 2019, we saw more computer manufacturers flaunt luxury models with OLED displays. While they still remain far pricier than their LCD counterparts, it’s exciting to see mainstream manufactures at least entertaining the option.

Both Dell and subsidiary Alienware have announced new OLED offerings this week for their notebooks, however specific pricing is yet to be confirmed. Ultimately, we know they won’t come cheap, and the only question is, how much more are you willing to pay?

iMac Pro Stories December 18, 2018

Satechi is out today with its latest Apple accessory, a USB-C Stand Hub for iMac owners that offers some elevation as well as bringing regularly used I/O to the front of the machine. Available in both silver and space gray, Satechi’s Type-C Aluminum Monitor Stand Hub for iMac is available now.

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iMac Pro Stories November 1, 2018

Video gives detailed look inside Mac server room, housing Mac minis, Mac Pros, and iMac Pros

Apple mentioned at its iPad Pro and Mac event that third-party companies had racks of Mac minis at data centers being used as servers. At the event, Apple mentioned MacStadium as one of those companies. Now, YouTuber Snazzy Labs has posted a video, showing off what it’s like having endless shelves of Mac minis.

iMac Pro Stories September 26, 2018

With the 2018 MacBook Pro gaining Hey Siri support, we had a pretty good feeling about the prospect of Hey Siri coming to the iMac Pro as well, seeing as they both utilize Apple’s T2 custom silicon. Now that macOS Mojave has launched, Apple has confirmed Hey Siri support, and we’ve been able to test it out. expand full story

iMac Pro Stories September 20, 2018

Apple has recently documented a new data recovery process internally for Macs that utilize its T2 chip introduced with the iMac Pro and the 2018 MacBook Pro. The new process for repair staff is being introduced due to the T2 chip’s advanced security features including hardware encryption for SSD storage that isn’t compatible with Apple’s previous data recovery methods used on older machines.

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iMac Pro Stories July 23, 2018

Update: Earlier this morning Apple pulled the videos from YouTube. As noted by users on Reddit, the videos can still be downloaded – at your own risk – on torrent site Mega.

A slew of Apple internal repair videos have leaked, with detailed descriptions and walkthroughs on how to repair everything from the iPhone X to iMac Pro.

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iMac Pro Stories May 24, 2018

Apple has today started offering certified refurbished models of its iMac Pro available on its website. These refurbs of the most powerful Mac yet are going for 15% off and the higher end configurations are also included.

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iMac Pro Stories May 2, 2018

A 20th anniversary is a milestone worthy of celebration in its own right, but even more so when describing a computer. Few technology products boast such a feat in an industry where changing customer preference and exponential technical advancement can quickly obsolete even the most well-considered plans.

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iMac Pro Stories April 5, 2018

It’s been about a year since Apple shared its high-end Mac strategy by promising a modular Mac Pro and teasing out the iMac Pro. The high-end all-in-one was shown off in June and released on December, but the all-new modular Mac Pro has been a bigger mystery since Apple confirmed it was coming. Now Apple is setting the expectations in a new TechCrunch interview and specifying that the new Mac Pro will be a 2019 product.

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iMac Pro Stories March 14, 2018

Update: Apple has added some the iMac Pro short films to its YouTube channel, as well. View them here.

To promote the powerful iMac Pro, Apple today has released a series of short films created by filmmakers and CG artists using the all-in-one machine. Each film was put together primarily with the iMac Pro, though some of the 3D graphic renderings required “additional equipment.”

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iMac Pro Stories February 2, 2018

We recently talked about some of our favorite hardware accessories to pair with Apple’s new iMac Pro all-in-one desktop. Today, we’ll discuss some of our favorite apps that provide benefits to iMac Pro users in various ways. Watch our latest edition of our Friday 5 video series for more details. expand full story

The iMac Pro is an interesting product. It’s not as modular as a Mac Pro could be, but is much more powerful than a standard 5K iMac. With that being said, the iMac Pro is getting outstanding reviews, and recently, Apple has begun shipping the 18-core iMac Pro, the most powerful Mac you can purchase today. And reception seems to be pretty good.

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iMac Pro Stories February 1, 2018

Everyone gets excited about the iMac Pro’s multi-core functionality, and rightfully so. Having applications like Final Cut Pro X and Screen Flow 7, apps that take advantage of multiple cores to speed up work, can have major performance implications. Another speed-oriented iMac Pro feature can make a noticeable difference in certain workflows as well.

One of the more unheralded new additions to the iMac line is support for UHS-II SD Cards. It means that users may experience noticeably faster file transfer speeds when offloading photos and video footage to the iMac Pro from supported cards. expand full story

After a bit of a delay, the 18-core iMac Pro should be arriving to most customers sometime this month. Jonathan Morrison got his hands on the top of the line iMac Pro and put it through the obligatory benchmark tests to see how it stacked up. Right off the bat it’s evident that the 18-core iMac Pro is a multi-core performance monster, racking up a GeekBench 4 multi-core score of nearly 50,000. expand full story

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