Deciding between a 2019 iMac and an iMac Pro?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by dcpmark, Apr 24, 2019.

  1. dcpmark macrumors 6502a

    Oct 20, 2009
    Lots of threads dedicated to this quandary, and I myself was in the same boat until I opted for the 2019. But I just learned something that may help some make the choice: if you want hands-free “Hey Siri” voice control of Siri on your Mac, you will need an iMac Pro instead of the 2019. It seems that this feature is only available on T2 Macs.

    Now, I realize that this is a VERY minor feature for most and that it’s still available on every iOS device, but since most of my world is voice-controlled through Echo devices throughout my house, I might have chosen the iMac Pro just for this feature. It was that close of a decision. :D
  2. macduke macrumors G4


    Jun 27, 2007
    Central U.S.
    Yeah, not worth $1-2K extra to say Hey Siri instead of hitting a keyboard shortcut IMO. Especially when I already have Hey Siri on my Apple Watch, iPhone, and iPad Pro.
  3. BluefinTuna macrumors member


    Feb 10, 2019
    I guess the improved cooling system and superior graphics card mean nothing.
  4. messiry macrumors member

    Jan 2, 2013
    T2 chip for H.265/HEVC is a big plus if you do video stuff, specially all new drone use HEVC and all new action cameras are expected to use the same this year too. all new cameras will adopt HEVC sooner or later. the co-processor does great job in encrypting your SSD, so security comes at price if its important on your list!

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