|Release date||December 14, 2017|
|Discontinued||March 5, 2021|
|CPU||Intel Xeon W|
The iMac Pro is a discontinued all-in-one personal computer and workstation designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple Inc. It was released on December 14, 2017. While it was sold, it was one of four desktop computers in the Macintosh lineup, sitting above the consumer range Mac Mini and iMac, and serving as an all-in-one alternative to the Mac Pro.
In 2013, Apple replaced its tower Mac Pro workstation with a radically-redesigned model. The machine languished for years without any updates, and Apple later admitted that its small design and focus on dual graphics-processing unit had been a mistake. In April 2017, Apple convened a roundtable of journalists and executives to restate their commitment to professional Macs. As part of the announcement, a new monitor and Mac Pro were announced, but would not arrive that year; instead, Apple referenced new iMacs to fill the gap.
The iMac Pro was introduced at WWDC on June 5, 2017 and was released in December 2017. Apple billed it as "the most powerful Mac ever made". Its starting price is $4,999. It includes an 8-, 10-, 14-, or 18-core Intel Xeon processor, 5K display, AMD Vega graphics, ECC memory, and 10 Gigabit Ethernet. It includes a custom Apple T2 chip to store encrypted keys, and a custom version of macOS that allows the user to lock down the booting process. On March 19, 2019, options for 256 GB of memory and a Vega 64X GPU were added. On August 4, 2020, Apple discontinued the 8-core model and made the 10-core model, previously an upgrade option, the base model.
On March 5, 2021, Apple discontinued the iMac Pro and said it would continue selling it while supplies last. It was delisted from Apple's website and online store on March 19, 2021. An indirect successor, the Mac Studio, was released on March 18, 2022, alongside the Apple Studio Display.
The iMac Pro's chassis is carried over from the 27-inch iMac introduced in 2012 but is only available in a darker "space gray" finish. Unlike the white accessories that come with the iMac, the iMac Pro came with a black Magic Keyboard with a numeric keypad, and a black Magic Mouse or Magic Trackpad.
The processor, memory, and storage are not soldered and can be removed. Unlike the 27-inch iMac, the iMac Pro does not have a memory access port, though memory can be upgraded by Apple Stores and authorized service providers. User replacement of memory is possible as it is not soldered, though it requires disassembling the display.
The iMac Pro is the first model to be equipped with Apple's T2 co-processor. This results in a non-user-replaceable solid state drive as the SSD modules are paired cryptographically with the T2 chip, even though the SSD is not soldered on the motherboard like many MacBook models. It theoretically can be replaced as it is possible to remove it, although doing so requires an extensive disassembly, and only some drives are compatible.
The iMac Pro's stand is user-replaceable with a VESA mount kit sold by Apple. The mount uses zinc screws that may be prone to breaking. Although the VESA adapter is branded as an Apple product, it is actually a licensed OEM product and Apple does not provide support for it.
|Timetable||Introduced||June 5, 2017|
|Released||December 14, 2017|
|Discontinued||August 4, 2020||March 19, 2021|
|Display||27″, 5120 × 2880, 60 Hertz refresh rate|
Glossy glass-covered widescreen 16:9, LED backlighting and IPS technology with P3 color gamut
500 nits brightness
1.07 billion colors
|Performance||Processor||8-core 3.2 GHz Intel Xeon W (2140B) processor up to 4.3 GHz Turbo Boost on the LGA2066 socket
Configurable to 14-core 2.5 GHz Intel Xeon W (2170B) processor up to 4.3 GHz Turbo Boost
|10-core 3.0 GHz Intel Xeon W (2150B) processor up to 4.3 GHz Turbo Boost on the LGA2066 socket|
Configurable to 18-core 2.3 GHz Intel Xeon W (2191B) processor up to 4.3 GHz Turbo Boost
|Memory||32 GB of 2666 MHz DDR4 ECC SDRAM|
Formally configurable to 64 GB, 128 GB or 256 GB
Expandable to 512 GB with third party modules.
|Graphics||AMD Radeon Pro Vega 56 with 8 GB HBM2 video memory|
Configurable to: Vega 64 or 64X and 16 GB memory
|Storage||1 TB SSD|
Configurable to 2 TB or 4 TB
|Camera||FaceTime HD camera (1080p, 2 MP)|
|Connectivity||Networking||Internal Wi-Fi 5 (802.11a/b/g/n/ac)|
10 Gigabit Ethernet
|Peripherals||4× USB 3.0|
4× Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C 3.1 gen 2)
Supports two 5120 × 2880 or four 4096 × 2304 displays
SDXC Card slot with support for UHS-II
|Audio||Headphone/digital audio output|
Built-in stereo speakers
|Weight||21.5 lb (9.75 kg)|
|OS||Minimum release||macOS High Sierra|
|Latest release||macOS Ventura 13.0.1|