14 and 18-Core iMac Pros May Arrive Sooner Than Expected [Updated]

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While deliveries of the first 8 and 10-core iMac Pro orders are set to begin as soon as next week, customers who opted for upgraded 14 or 18-core options were given shipping estimates ranging from 6 to 8 weeks for the machine when ordering.

It appears the 6 to 8 week estimate may not be quite accurate for all orders, as MacRumors reader Adam, who ordered a top-of-the-line machine with an 18-core processor, has received an updated delivery estimate of January 8 to January 9, which will be just a little over three weeks after the iMac Pro was first was ordered.


MacRumors forum member gobluejd has also received a sooner-than-expected shipping estimate for his 14-core iMac Pro, which will arrive on January 9 to 10 instead of the end of January.


Other customers who purchased 14 and 18-core machines may also be seeing updated delivery estimates from Apple, though on Apple's site, iMac Pro orders placed today still list the same 6 to 8 week shipping estimate for high-end iMac Pro configurations.

It's likely that once initial orders go out, Apple will be able to improve those shipping estimates for new orders.

Customers who ordered 8 and 10-core machines will begin receiving their orders in the near future, as some iMac Pro orders started shipping just this morning in the United States and Canada.

The iMac Pro is still listed as unavailable in retail stores. Apple said the new machine would be available in stores by the middle of this week, a deadline that's been missed, but we could still see them in pop up in stores on Friday or Saturday.

Apple's iMac Pro is a workstation-class machine aimed at professional users who have demanding workflows. The iMac Pro supports up to an 18-core Xeon W processor, 128GB ECC RAM, an AMD Radeon Pro Vega 64 graphics card with 16GB of HBM2 memory, and up to 4TB of SSD storage.

Pricing on the iMac Pro starts at $4,999 and goes up to $13,199 for a fully maxed out model.

Update: Some customers who received emails letting them know their orders will arrive early have received second emails informing them that the original emails were sent accidentally, so it is not clear if 14 and 18-core iMac Pro orders are indeed going to be arriving early.

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Brookzy

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Good stuff!

Apple PR has been briefing that the 14 and 18-core models would be shipping in January, which didn't correlate with the February estimates people were getting, so it is good to see that this is proving accurate.
 

Outrigger

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For that much $ it should have been at the persons door upon payment confirmation.
Just saying:D
not sure why people think this is expensive. please list similar parts on the pc side and then add in a 5k monitor. if that comes well under $5k, then I can see the argument that the iMac pro is expensive compared to similar spec'ed pc. this is not a computer you buy to browse the web or post to fb. this is for heavy photo and high quality video editing.
 

69Mustang

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Good stuff!

Apple PR has been briefing that the 14 and 18-core models would be shipping in January, which didn't correlate with the February estimates people were getting, so it is good to see that this is proving accurate.
Tis a helluva lot better to under promise and over deliver.:)
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Clearly you don't get the sarcasm... Jesus SMH
What you witnessed there is a classic example of Poe's Law. @ryanayr pulled the trigger on that outrage just a bit too quickly.
 
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shadowmatt

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Right well I just spent £2700 - vat of my company's money on a new Apple laptop. Had to cos software and hassle of switching to Win 10.

But I was ripped off by Apple, we all know it. A similar price Win PC gets you so much more.

But the new iMac is the straw that broke the camels back. Its the iMac ( without the additional cores ) that their normal customers should be getting, given the price.

And the fact that its taken them this long to come up with something that if expanded matches the current level professional PC build, but for twice the price.

For that price you could get a 18 Core + 2 x 1080Ti + 128 GB Memory + 2 x M.2 + Ultrawide Screen + everything else and still have money to spare.
 

Larry-K

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Although i don't need it at all, each time I read about imac pro i feel strong urge to order at least 18 core model
What would you order at most?
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im hoping the non iMac pros come in this color, its very nice looking.
Never happen, that's the main selling point.

To have this color iMac on your desk means you're special
 
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Lone Deranger

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Meanwhile Apple decided to give the one engineer assigned to the Mac Pro an extended Xmas break. It's only been 4 years after all. What's the rush eh?
 
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citysnaps

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What would you order at most?
[doublepost=1513898061][/doublepost]Never happen, that's the main selling point.

To have this color iMac on your desk means you're special
No... What it really means is you appreciate outstanding performance, loads of flexible I/O, a great display, and the means (i.e. a decent job) to pay for it. That it also looks nice is just icing. Nothing wrong with that!
 

citysnaps

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No... What it really means is you appreciate outstanding performance, loads of flexible I/O, a great display, and the means (i.e. a decent job) to pay for it. That it also looks nice is just icing. Nothing wrong with that!
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Yeah, keep telling your self that.
I don't understand...

Just because you may view it as an object worthy of worship and lust, and that's totally ok if that floats your boat, doesn't mean that others are required to follow in lockstep.