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Since the end of last week, Apple has only been selling the iMac Pro, which was introduced in 2017, while stocks last. In addition, you can only buy the standard version via the Apple Store on the tech giant's website. Individual adjustments by the customer are no longer possible. Compared to the US magazine MacRumors, Apple approvedthat the iMac Pro will no longer be sold as a product for the time being. The reasons for this are the popularity of the regular 27-inch iMac and the ability to put together a Mac Pro when more power is needed. You can find more details here.
It is not yet clear whether an iMac Pro with Apple Silicon will ever come out. The only thing that is certain is that Apple has placed the note "while stocks last" on the product page of the current model on the website of the online shop. In addition, the professional iMac is no longer adaptable, but can only be used in the standard configuration (10 Core Intel CPU with 3 GHz, 32 GB RAM, 1 TB SSD memory, 8 GB graphics memory, 27 inch 5K display, etc.) for € 5.499. This is a further step by Apple towards converting the entire Mac range to its own SoC versions and away from Intel chips by 2022. The iMac Pro was presented at WWDC 2017.
In the MacRumors source linked above, you will find a reference to the fact that Apple refers to the 27 inch iMac as an alternative for the iMac Pro - should the standard equipment not suit you - as well as the Mac Pro for professional performance. Both are not yet available with Apple Silicon, but that will certainly change by the end of 2022. It is not yet clear whether, when and how long they will be sold in parallel with Intel and Apple chips. You currently have the following options:
|iMac Pro (discontinued)||27 inch iMac||Mac Pro|
|Display||27 inches, 5K resolution, retina display, P3 color space||27 inches, 5K resolution, retina display, P3 color space||-|
|CPU (main processor)||3,0 GHz 10 ‑ core Intel Xeon W (max. 4,5 GHz through Turbo Boost)||3,1 to 3,8 GHz Intel Core with 6 or 8 cores (i5, i7 or i9), selectable||2,5 GHz to 3,5 GHz in 8 to 28 cores on an Intel Xeon W processor|
|GPU (graphics processor)||Radeon Pro Vega 56 with 8 GB HBM2||Radeon Pro with 4GB, 8GB or 16 GB GDDR6 (5300 or 5500 model), selectable||8 GB to 64 GB (2 x 32 GB) with various Radeon Pro models|
|RAM (working memory)||32 GB 2666 MHz ECC memory (up to 256 GB can be retrofitted)||8 GB of 2666 MHz DDR4 memory, configurable up to 128 GB||32 GB to 1,5 TB (12 x 128 GB DDR4 ECC)|
|Disk Space||1 TB SSD storage||256 GB to 8 TB SSD storage||256 GB to 8 TB SSD storage|
|Apple Afterburner card||-||-||possible as a configurable addition|
|Price||5.499,00 €||€ 2.099,00 to € 10.074,00 (without software purchase)||€ 6.499,00 to € 61.009,00 (without software purchase)|
Information provided without guarantee; As of March 8, 2021
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