No, that was not a mistake. Yes, it is called the iMac Pro. And yes, it comes with a 8, 10 or 18-core Intel Xeon processor. It can also be configured with up to 128 GB of RAM and up to 32 GB of AMD’s newest Radeon Pro Vega desktop-class GPUs. Incredible.
You see, professionals were very disappointed with Apple’s Pro machines. Those data crushing processors and GPUs that are available in custom-made Windows workstations never made it to the Mac Pro. And Apple never really pushed the limits when it came to upgrading to the best GPU and the fastest processor on any of the “Pro” models - MacBook or Mac.
But they are back with a surprise. The iMac Pro is not a tower, it is an all-in-one. Apple took this opportunity to slap in their top class 5K iMac display and deliver astounding performance through it. This also means that your workstation comes with a deservingly good display to being with, which you can obviously extend. In fact, the iMac Pro has so much guts that it can power two 5K external displays in parallel to its own. Or four 4K displays at 60 Hz. All of this though the powerful Thunderbolt 3 USB-C port.
And the iMac Pro looks killer. For once, the iMac is in Space Grey. And then there is the Space Grey Apple Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad and Space Grey Apple Magic Mouse 2 or Magic Trackpad.
The biggest reason anyone would buy this workstation - other than for making the next big Hollywood blockbuster - is for Virtual Reality. VR was never supported on macOS in the first place, but Apple has finally come out with a complete solution for VR, including making VR content on Final Cut Pro X, Unreal Engine and Unity. This thread-ripping computer will do a great job at rendering VR content too. The HTC Vive works with the iMac for sure, but we aren’t yet aware about other headsets.