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Apple stamps its iMac Pro: The professional all-in-one computer with Xeon processor is only sold on stock in the Apple store.
“As long as stocks last,” writes Apple in its online shop on the product page the iMac Pro, of which only the € 5,500 base model is available. The manufacturer no longer offers the build-to-order models for computers. It is becoming apparent that Apple is likely to introduce new iMacs soon.
Apple’s iMac Pro is finished
Apple’s iMac Pro was introduced in 2017 to offer demanding customers more computing power. The Pro model has Intel’s workstation Xeon CPUs and visually differs from the non-Pro iMacs with its dark gray color scheme and a more efficient cooling system. The iMac Pro came on the market before the Mac Pro and could ultimately be classified as a kind of transitional model until Apple was able to bring its “real” expandable professional computer Mac Pro onto the market. The Mac Pro was launched in winter 2019.
Two years and a few upgrades of the iMac Pro later, this is the end, as Apple opposite The Verge approved. The computer last received new Xeon processors and graphics chips in August 2020. At the time it was clear that Apple wanted to transfer its desktop systems to its own processor platform. In addition, the performance differences between the iMacs and the Pro models are hardly worth mentioning, so that the existence of the Pro models has been questioned.
New iMacs with Apple Silicon and redesign expected
It has been apparent for a while that Apple will soon be retiring its current iMacs. Rumors have been circulating for months about an update of the all-in-ones, which in future will not only run with their own chips, but will also receive a massive redesign.
Most recently, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, known for his good line to Apple insiders, reported that the next iMacs would get less bezel around the display and get a flat back like the Pro XDR display.
Tech journalist and leaker Jon Prosser also wants to know that Apple wants to color the upcoming iMacs. They should appear in the same pastel colors as the iPad Air 4 (test): silver, space gray, green, sky blue and rose gold.
It is uncertain when the new iMacs will be presented. It is possible that they will appear in the first half of the year with a new generation of Apple silicon processors, which should be even more powerful than the M1 chips. As the next generation of chips, a processor is in the running, which could possibly be christened M1X and which is to receive up to 16 performance and four efficiency cores. It may be supported by a new graphics unit.
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