Apple hasn’t given up on its most serious Mac customers.
At its annual conference for app developers on Monday, Apple teased the iMac Pro, its first professional-grade desktop since the flashy Mac Pro redesign from 2013.
Apple called the iMac Pro the “most powerful Mac we’ve ever made,” and CEO Tim Cook called it “badass” onstage.
The iMac Pro’s starting configuration will be $4,999 when it goes on sale in December. The entire computer, including its keyboard and mouse, come in a sleek black finish.
Apple’s announcement on Monday comes just two months after exec Phil Schiller said that the company was “in the process of completely rethinking the Mac Pro.” The Mac Pro line has long been neglected by Apple, despite calls from enthusiasts for a significant refresh.
In a press release on its website, Apple said that, in addition to the iMac Pro, it’s still working on “a completely redesigned, next-generation Mac Pro architected for pro customers who need the highest-end, high-throughput system in a modular design, as well as a new high-end pro display.”
Here are some of the key specs for the iMac Pro:
- A 5K display, with the ability to power two more 5K displays simultaneously. Up to 18-core Xeon processor. Up to 4TB of built-in SSD storage. Up to 126GB ECC memory. 10GB Ethernet connector.
- Apple / screenshot