13 December 2017
The wait is almost over – a couple of hours. Apple’s eagerly anticipated ‘workstation-class’ iMac Pro is due to launch on tomorrow, Thursday 14 December.
Pushing further into pro territory than any device before it, the iMac Pro has been completely re-engineered to feature an Intel Xeon processor – and the firm claims it will be Apple’s most powerful product yet.
The new iMac Pro is great news for video editors, in particular. Shipping with the robust W-series 8, 10 or 18-core Xeon processor (rather than the Core i5 and Core i7 chips in current iMacs), it promises better performance when working with complex data – be that 4K video, 3D or huge Photoshop files.
This won’t come cheap, of course. In June, Apple said that prices will start at $4,999 (about N2 million).