The iMac Pro Has Been Officially Discontinued
So earlier this month, Apple announced that they would be discontinuing the iMac Pro. However, it wasn’t 100% discontinued yet because Apple was still selling the computer online, albeit it was limited as Apple was trying to clear any remaining inventory. For those who missed out, it looks like you’re out of luck.
The iMac Pro Has Been Discontinued, Still Available While Supplies Last
While waiting for the new Mac Pro to be launched (when Apple transitioned from the trash can design to the current design), Apple introduced the iMac Pro which was an all-in-one “pro” level desktop system for those who needed the space and computing power. However, it seems that the computer has since been discontinued.
Apple Could Be Working On A 32-Core M-Series Chipset
With the Apple M1 chipsets, Apple has proven that they are able to compete with Intel on computers, and in some of the benchmarks we’ve seen, even outperform Intel. However, to be fair, computers like the Mac mini and MacBook Air weren’t exactly designed for high-performance usage, which begs the question of how Apple will handle its higher-end computers like the 16-inch MacBook Pro, iMac Pro, and Mac Pro.
It Is Now Easier To Repair Macs At Third-Party Repair Stores
Apple would obviously love if all customers were to send their computers in to get it repaired versus sending it to third-party stores. Unfortunately, the cost of getting your Mac repaired officially can be expensive, which is why third-party repair shops are more appealing, but there is also the question of whether or not these repairs are reliable and if parts are genuine.
Apple Confirms Their Transition From Intel Processors To Apple Silicon
For years, it has been rumored that Apple was considering moving away from using Intel’s processors to their own custom creations based on the ARM architecture. It looks like those rumors have finally been proven true because at WWDC 2020, Apple has officially confirmed that they will be moving away from Intel’s processors to their own custom Apple silicon.
Apple Stores To Start Accepting Mac Trade-Ins Next Week
Apple’s Mac computers aren’t necessarily the cheapest around, but thankfully Apple does have a trade-in feature on its website where customers can trade-in their older Mac computers. However, this trade-in feature has largely been a feature of its online website, and physical trade-ins via the Apple Stores weren’t allowed.
Base Mac Pro Benchmarks Are Pretty Disappointing
Apple’s new Mac Pro is pretty expensive with a base starting price of $5,000. The computer is clearly aimed at industry professionals who might have the need for all that raw power and are willing to pay for it, but now thanks to new benchmark scores spotted on Geekbench 5, it seems a bit disappointing.
These Are The MacBooks, iMacs, And Mac Pros That Will Get macOS Catalina
At WWDC 2019, Apple announced macOS Catalina. This is Apple’s latest version of macOS that they plan on releasing later in the year, but the question is, is your computer compatible with the latest update? For those who are wondering, Apple has published a list of Mac computers that are eligible for the update.
Apple Adds $5,200 RAM Option For iMac Pro
Fancy spending $5,200 on just the RAM for your new iMac Pro? Now you can. Apple has updated its configuration options for this powerful Mac machine which include an option for a staggering 256GB of RAM. You’ll need some really deep pockets for this because the iMac Pro itself starts at $4,999.
Apple’s T2 Chip Will Block Third-Party Mac Repairs
Apple’s newer Mac computers come with the company’s T2 security enclave. This is a special chip that securely stores sensitive information about the user, like in the case of the new MacBook Air and MacBook Pros, it is where your fingerprint information is stored and protected using encryption.
T2 Chip In Apple’s New Mac Computers Are Reportedly Causing Problems
One of the new hardware features that Apple introduced to its Mac computers back in 2017 was the T2 chip in the iMac Pro. Apple then brought the chip over to the 2018 MacBook Pro laptops which seemed like a good thing, but now a report from Digital Trends is suggesting that it might be causing more problems than solving them.
Apple’s Space Grey iMac Pro Accessories Can Now Be Bought Separately
When Apple unveiled the iMac Pro, they introduced it in a space grey finish that helped to set it apart from the regular iMac. This included the chassis of the computer, the keyboard, mouse, and trackpad. Initially Apple did not sell these accessories separate from the iMac Pro, resulting in some opportunists who took to eBay where they sold these accessories for thousands.
Video Compares $14,000 iMac Pro VS Fully-Specced iMac
In 2017 Apple announced the iMac Pro which is an iMac designed for professionals who want a more space-saving desktop to work on. While its all-in-one design is space-saving, that’s pretty much all the saving that it will do because a fully-specced out iMac will set customers back as much as $14,000, but is it worth it?
iMac Pro Teardown Reveals Possible A10 Fusion Co-Processor
Ahead of the iMac Pro being released, there were rumors that the computer could come with a new chipset that has never been found in a Mac computer – an A10 Fusion co-processor. If you’re wondering why this sounds familiar, basically this is the same chipset found in the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus.
iMac Pro Store Pickups Now Possible
Apple unveiled the iMac Pro last year and promised to release the machine before the end of this year. The iMac Pro went on sale in mid-December and the company started shipping the units by December 27th. It was not possible to reserve a unit for pickup at an Apple Store initially but customers can do that now. The iMac Pro is now available for store pickup in several markets […]
iMac VS iMac Pro in Speakers, FaceTime Camera
If there is one gripe that many iMac and MacBook owners have is that the front-facing camera installed on their computers is definitely not up to par with some of the third-party options out there. For example for a computer that can display a 5K resolution, the FaceTime camera on the iMac is a measly HD.
Space Grey iMac Pro Accessories Spotted On eBay For $2,500
What sets the new iMac Pro apart from the regular iMac? For those who are more keenly-eyed, the lack of a back panel which on the iMac would have allowed users to swap/upgrade the RAM on the computer themselves. However we suppose the more obvious difference is that the iMac Pro is being offered in a Space Grey finish.
iMac Pro’s RAM Can Only Be Upgraded By Apple, Authorized Service Provider
More often than not, it is usually cheaper to upgrade your computer yourself by purchasing parts from outside rather than directly from your computer maker. The only downside is that it isn’t covered by your warranty (and might void your warranty) and you’ll have to do it yourself, which can be daunting for users who aren’t familiar with the process.
A Fully-Specced iMac Pro Will Cost A Whopping $14,000
We already knew that the iMac Pro would not come cheap. When Apple finally announced the computer’s availability, it was also revealed that its starting price was at $4,999, which puts it well beyond the reach of the average computer user. Then again it does pack some impressive hardware and a custom T2 chip for enhanced security.