Back at WWDC 2017 in June, Apple teased us with the iMac Pro, its most powerful desktop yet. But for months, there was barely a peep about when it might available. Now we know it’s definitely going to be available before the end of the year (unlike the HomePod), when the 8 and 10 core models go on sale later this week on Thursday, 14th December. (The high-end 14 and 18-core models probably won’t go on sale until sometime in early 2018.)
However, you better have some money saved up because starting at £5,000, this thing won’t be cheap—and that’s before you consider that the iMac Pro can be configured with up to an 18-core Intel Xeon processor, 128GB of error-checking RAM, and 4TB of SSD storage, all crammed into a big 27-inch Retina 5K display.
At least for all that money, the iMac Pro will come bundled with a matching space grey Magic Keyboard (with numpad), Magic Mouse 2, and a Magic Trackpad 2. The iMac Pro also has a well-rounded selection of ports, including four USB 3.0 Type-A ports, four USB-C ports with Thunderbolt 3, Ethernet, 3.5mm audio, and an SDXC card reader—though the position of the last two on the backside of the display may make them a bit tricky to reach.
Additional specs include a 1080-p front-facing camera, quad microphones, Bluetooth 4.2 and built-in 802.11ac Wi-Fi.