Update: Apple has confirmed that the iMac Pro will cease to exist and will be sold until units run out. there will be no renewal of this computer in the future.
Here is something new that arrives in the middle of the weekend but which may have some implications. The iMac Pro, the professional and more expensive version of the iMac, you have deleted all your configuration options. Now, Apple only sells a model at a fixed price of 5,499 dollars, without the possibility of modifying it. It’s only been seven months since its last specification update.
The iMac Pro is thus left with a ten-core Intel Xeon W at 3 GHz, 32 GB of RAM, 1 TB of storage on SSD disk, a dedicated Radeon Pro Vega 56 graphics card with 8 GB of video memory, an Ethernet port of 8 GB 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”, that implies that Apple has stopped manufacturing it, and that it will disappear from the store as soon as the last unit left in its warehouses is sold. That is to say, The iMac Pro may be doomed to disappear as a model
The causes can be multiple. Maybe an iMac Pro, that intermediate step between a conventional iMac and a Mac Pro, stops making sense in the transition to Apple Silicon. Or maybe the computer had very bad sales, which would have led the managers to abandon the project and focus their efforts on something more profitable. Or maybe we can be more optimistic and there will be a new iMac Pro later with the Apple Silicon chip, and that’s just the end of the Intel model.
Seen as we see it, this iMac Pro will remain one of those unique and original Apple computers. A very specific model that is likely to become a collector’s item over the years. If you have one, keep it well.