Apple Begins Shipping 18-Core iMac Pro to Customers

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    Apple today began shipping the 18-core iMac Pro to customers in the United States, just over six weeks after it began accepting orders. The first orders are estimated for delivery starting Tuesday, February 6.

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    MacRumors readers Anthony Berenato and Steve McKinnon both alerted us of the shipped status of their orders, while a few other Apple customers have echoed the same in the iMac Pro order topic in our discussion forums.

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    18-core iMac Pro configurations start at $7,399 in the United States, and with fully maxed out tech specs, the powerful workstation costs up to $13,199.

    Apple quoted a shipping estimate of 6-8 weeks for the 18-core iMac Pro, pushing most deliveries into early February, so it is ever so slightly ahead of its schedule. We haven't confirmed if 14-core models have shipped yet.

    iMac Pro is also available in 8-core and 10-core configurations, priced from $4,999, and those models began shipping in late December. Micro Center is offering an impressive $1,000 off the base model while supplies last.

    Last month, some customers were quoted an updated delivery timeframe of early January for 18-core iMac Pro orders, but in a follow-up email, Apple said this was an error. This time, the first orders have actually shipped out.

    iMac Pro is a powerful, top-of-the-line workstation designed for professional users with demanding workflows, such as advanced video and graphics editing, virtual reality content creation, and real-time 3D rendering.

    The machine can be configured with up to an 18-core Intel Xeon processor, up to 4TB of SSD storage, up to 128GB of ECC RAM, and an AMD Radeon Pro Vega 64 graphics processor with 16GB of HBM2 memory.

    Article Link: Apple Begins Shipping 18-Core iMac Pro to Customers
     
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    Anthony or Steve, can I just come over and rub up against it? :D
     
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    I'm going to wait for the MicroCenter $5k discount on this one! ;)
     
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    Congratulations. That is one powerfully beautiful machine you will be receiving.
     
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    I passed on the iMac Pro and am waiting for the modular Mac Pro. I hope I'm not disappointed in timeline or the final product. If it comes out near the end of the year (or pushes to 2019) I'll be kicking myself for not picking up an iMac Pro in the meantime.
     
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    I don't have a MicroCenter near me, but the last discounts have been tempting at a $1000 discount. The iMac Pro would likely be way more than I would need, but you can never have to much power. And MicroCenter seems to be one of the only retailers offer run discounts at That price range.
     
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    I'm 100% sure that there will be some thermal throttling and louder fan noise with this model. Unless Apple uses a different thermal solution which would be nice to see. Still nice to see Apple finally offering this kind of performance.
     
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    Lol Relentless, come down from the UFO, base model renders video slower than previous 5k iMac, now thats "power" on Timmy's book.
     
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    Thank God. My email and Twitter work desperately need 18-core multithreading.
     
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    The base model. This one has 18 cores.
     
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    What will be your main use of it?
     
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    I can't even imagine what having 18 cores is like. I'd have an external monitor dedicated exclusively to Activity Monitor.
     
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    Word documents too—-letters will absolutely FLY
     
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    I know a lot of us have dreams of having enough money to buy a maxed-out configuration, but don't be too bummed. I just had a flashback to the Mac IIfx. It came out in 1990 and was crazy expensive ($9,000-$12,000 in 1990 money--$17,000 to $24,000 in today's dollars). By 1993, you could get a faster Mac for half the price.[​IMG]
     
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    My 2010 eight core Mac Pro will heat an entire room while rendering 3D stuff overnight- running full bore all cores continuously. I can only image what the temperatures are going to be inside that cramped, confined little iMac case when 18 cores are switched to full bore when the Render button is pushed.
     
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    Early reviews say it’s pretty darn good. Thinner and lighter doesn’t necessarily mean worse cooling; just look at the MBP design for example. The current design is far thinner than the cMBP but has much better cooling.

    Conversely there are other laptops which are thicker than your forearm yet run hotter than hell because the thermal design isn’t very good.
     
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    That's why it's called email now.:D
     
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    I could use the 18-core model with 128 GB RAM for my research. I wonder if NIH (taxpayers/deficit spending) would be okay with me asking for $11,000 for one of these.
     
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    Post title not big enough?
     
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    Is the offer not good online?
     
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    I badly want one of those, so I can have a separate core for each tab I open in Safari...
     
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