Apple announces its ‘most powerful’ Mac yet: the iMac Pro


  • FTR_Part_deux

    Hmmm…no more Mac Pro? They already got rid of their Cinema Display lineup years ago.

    • RoboBonobo

      Earlier in this year, they confirmed modular Mac Pro for next year.

  • Neil Osadchy

    A non user upgradable mac pro? The massive amounts of fail this is can not be computed. Anyone who argues that this a great idea is crazy.

    • FlamesFan89

      I was about to say something similar. They took their nearly un-upgradeable Mac Pro, and made it even less upgradeable. Courage.

    • FTR_Part_deux

      I didn’t watch the keynote about the new iMac Pro…but can RAM and hard drives still be upgradeable or is it sealed shut? All throughout the iMac’s existence, RAM and hard drives were pretty much the only things that you could upgrade (Airport card too in the earlier generations).

    • RoboBonobo

      Wouldn’t be surprised if everything was soldered to the main board.
      But, earlier this year, they did confirm an upgradeable Mac Pro for next year.

    • FTR_Part_deux

      Hope so. Just the pricing of an iMac Pro would cross into the territory of a Mac Pro, unless the new Mac Pro gets a price hike.

    • RoboBonobo

      In the past they’ve said that’s in the works for next year.

    • Mr Dog

      5 years ago I would have agreed with you but 90% of the consumer market and majority of the pro market too do not need incremental upgrades.

      My 2012 rMBP is still so so so far ahead of what the average person is still buying today it is actually so sad.

      Our dev laptops don’t get incremental upgrades. We bough maxed out laptops and use that for 5 years before doing the same. The only people upgradeablr machine benefit in the pro market are the smaller companies.

    • We live in a world where everything needs to be thinner and lighter so obviously they gotta solder everything to the board.

      Its not like apple is the only one doing this too. Microsoft’s surface pro cant be upgradable either (the last i heard anyways)

  • gremlin0007

    I never get these “Best ever iPhone/ best ever iMAC pro” claims, why the hell would a company make a newer but weaker model?? Isn’t it obvious that the newer model will be better/more powerful than their previous model?!

    • Brad Fortin

      Most companies do this, and it’s awful.

    • RoboBonobo

      12 inch Macbook wasn’t the most powerful/best Macbook. Couple years ago, I bought an HP laptop that was a new model at the time, with a pentium and 4GB of RAM. Newer =//= better.
      When they come out with something that’s way much much better than what was previously available, it’s noteworthy. But what can they say?
      It’s the best one ever, it’s 3x faster than the previous best, it’s 500x faster than the first one, etc.

  • Do Do

    What aggravates me is all those ports can in fact fit on the Macbook Pro.