Apple announced to WWDC that it will release an iMac Pro later this year, but revealed only the starting price, indicating that the most affordable will be at 4.999 dollars.
The company promised to offer more information about the parameter settings that will raise the price later this year, and promised to equip the iMac Pro with the best hardware available on the market.
First of all, the processor. Although no information has been given on the CPU to be used by Apple, the company is likely to use an 8-core Intel chip for the original model, priced at $ 419 per chip. The more expensive iMac Pro model will most likely come with an 18-core Xeon processor and an estimated processor price of $ 2.282, not to mention Apple's overpricing.
Cupertino usually adds another 75% to the regular price of the parts, so only the processor could cost no less than 4.000 dollars.
As far as RAM is concerned, if the basic model came with 32GB RAM, the final price in the expensive model could reach 2.700 dollars if it comes with 128GB RAM.
The storage space now: A teardown from iFixIt discovered that Apple used a Samsung M.2 flash SSD in MacBook Pro. Boosting the capacity at 4TB and adding Cupertino values we have the incredible price of 3.600 dollars.
And last, but equally important, is the graphics card, which is expected to be Radeon Pro Vega. Although this card is not yet available, a comparison with NVIDIA GTX Titan X along with Apple's over-pricing reaches the final cost of approximately 2.000 dollars.
This means that a high-specification iMac Pro could not cost more than 17.299 dollars.
IMac Pro will be a direct rival for Microsoft Surface Studio, an all-in-one PC announced in autumn last year and also comes at a fairly high price.
But Surface Studio is still much more affordable than the maxed out iMac Pro. Microsoft's all-in-one configuration costs 4.199 dollars and comes with an Intel Core i7 processor, 32GB RAM, Rapid Hybrid Drive 2TB storage, and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M graphics card with 4GB.