Here is a novelty that arrives in the middle of the weekend but that may have certain implications. The iMac Pro, the professional and more expensive version of the iMac, you have removed all your configuration options. Now apple only sells one model at a fixed price of 5,499 euros, without the possibility of modifying it. It’s only been seven months since your last update of specifications.
The iMac Pro It is therefore left with a ten-core Intel Xeon W at 3GHz, 32 GB of RAM, 1 TB of SSD disk storage, a dedicated Radeon Pro Vega 56 graphics with 8 GB of video memory, an 8 GB Ethernet port and four Thunderbolt 3 ports. And the most interesting: will be sold “while stocks last”.
The end of the iMac Pro?
When a Mac is sold “while supplies last” it means that Apple has stopped making it, and that it will disappear from the store as soon as the last unit left in its warehouses has been sold. That is to say, iMac Pro may be doomed to disappear as a model.
The causes can be many. Perhaps an iMac Pro, that intermediate step between a conventional iMac and a Mac Pro, stops making sense in the transition to Apple Silicon. Or perhaps the computer has had very poor sales, which would have led those responsible to abandon the project and focus efforts on something more profitable. Or maybe we can be more optimistic and there will be a new iMac Pro later with Apple Silicon chip, and this is just the end of the Intel model.
Seen as seen, this iMac Pro is going to stay as one of those unique, quirky Apple computers. A very specific model that is likely to become a collector’s item as the years go by. If you have one, keep it well.