At WWDC 2017 last week, Apple took the wraps off a new iMac aimed at professional users in the form of the iMac Pro. The idea is that this would be a very powerful iMac desktop that offered up the processing and graphical power that professionals might need in the form of an all-in-one desktop.
As expected the iMac Pro does not come cheap with Apple revealing that the base model would be priced starting at $4,999. The base model is already pretty powerful, but we suppose there are some who might require something a bit more, so the question is if we were to fully spec out the iMac Pro, how much would it cost? According to the folks at ZDNet, it could set you back a whopping $17,000.
Note that Apple has yet to reveal the processor that they will be using for the iMac Pro, so ZDNet is basing their estimates on the Intel Xeon E5-2697. They have also factored in things like how much of a markup Apple could charge, and are also basing things like RAM upgrades on how much Apple is charging right now for existing devices.
Based on all their calculations, they have estimated that the total cost of a fully spec’ed out iMac Pro would cost customers $17,299. Note that this is an estimate which means that it might not be 100% on the mark, and it could less or more at the end of the day. Exactly who will need or pay for such a machine remains to be seen, but chances are it will be a fairly niche market. The iMac Pro is currently set for a release in December, so we will have to wait until then to see how accurate these estimations are.