Updated iMac Pro....

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Ifti, Nov 1, 2018.

  1. Ifti macrumors 68020

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    Considering the iMac Pro is around a year or so old now (although there's no guarantee when it will be updated just yet), what would you like to see in the next update?
     
  2. xgman macrumors 601

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    I just ordered one, so it should be updated right about a day after I receive it.
     
  3. macpro2000 macrumors 6502a

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    It would just be nice if Apple kept on a schedule. This guessing game is a load of crap.
     
  4. Bryan Bowler macrumors 68040

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    How can Apple provide a "schedule" when they rely on the technology other companies develop? Apple has no control over that timeline.

    I own a maxed-out iMac Pro and it is blazing fast without any compromises given the physical design. I'm not sure what could possibly be upgraded right now in November 2018. For those of you that think an update is due, please share what it could possibly be updated to. The only thing Apple could do is lower the price, but we all know that is not happening.
     
  5. xgman macrumors 601

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    It will be interesting to see how they position (and design) the imac, imac pro and mac pro next year. It seems like it would be good to release it all at once so an informed decision can be made at the time.
     
  6. mikehalloran macrumors 65816

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    I don't expect an iMac Pro update till after the Mac Pro reboot next year. It may wait till Apple dumps Intel in 2020.

    The MP is being developed to run new, bleeding edge AV apps for companies like Disney, Pixar etc. It will be competing with current hardware such as the Maya Box where a rendering station runs $13K for 8 core to $150K for a maxed out 52 core. All those articles that say "Apple must..."? Forget about them. The MP is being built as a work station for the film industry and will be priced accordingly. They told us so last April.
    https://techcrunch.com/2018/04/05/apples-2019-imac-pro-will-be-shaped-by-workflows/

    This will leave the iMac Pro exactly in the same market position and price range where it is now—except what was the high end will become the new middle ground. Looking forward, I expect performance to improve but pricing to remain at the $5K–$13K point where it sits now.
     
  7. Bryan Bowler macrumors 68040

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    ^ This is totally spot on...
     
  8. macpro2000 macrumors 6502a

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    So there aren’t faster processors available?
     
  9. fathergll macrumors 65816

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    The same way every other computer manufacture on the planet does.The same way that the iPhone relies on other companies as well for certain parts.

    When people use the word "schedule" it's not that they need it to precisely be updated at that exact day every year. People just want to have some idea of whats coming around the corner. If you waited on the Mac Pro it would had been years before Apple even stated the current status. Thats the issue.

    No one actually knows iMac Pro will ever even be updated(unless someone in this thread has legit inside info).
     
  10. mikehalloran macrumors 65816

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    Apple has announced it in 2017 and 2018. The TechCrunch article was done at Apple's request. Steve Cook wants a premium, take no prisoners flagship machine—think of BMW owning Rolls Royce and VW owning Bentley.

    It is coming.
     
  11. xgman macrumors 601

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    I remember when cheese grater mac pro's were actually kinda affordable relative to today's prices.
     
  12. mikehalloran macrumors 65816

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    BTW, I do have a little inside info. Everyone I know (or am related to) at Apple tells me that the Mac Pro project is very much alive.

    I'm certain that people would get fired if any of the particulars were released so the only ones we know are those released in the TechCrunch article.
     
  13. Bryan Bowler macrumors 68040

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    I do not believe there are any suitable processors available yet, but perhaps I am wrong.
    --- Post Merged, Nov 2, 2018 ---
    Correct. Apple does not talk about spec updates for existing models. I guess I don't see where the general sense of angst in this thread is coming from. The iMac Pro is very much an up-to-date machine that is not hindered in the slightest by very demanding workflows. I can speak with certainty on this -- I own one and use it heavily.
     
  14. mikehalloran macrumors 65816

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