Apple's Long-Awaited iMac Pro Finally Goes on Sale in Two Days

The more powerful iMac Pro, which includes Turbo Boost speeds of up to 4.5GHz, offers multicore processing for a wide variety of tasks, including rendering files, editing 4K video, creating real-time audio effects and compiling code.

Apple said the iMac Pro will go on sale on Thursday.

"With new features like 360-degree VR editing and motion graphics, advanced color grading and HDR support, Final Cut Pro gives video editors the tools to create stunning, next-generation content...."

Apple hasn't made the iMac Pro available for pickup just yet so customers who are interested in purchasing one will have to place an order online.

The all-new performance-focused desktop machine was first teased by Apple during its annual developer conference, WWDC, earlier this year.

The thermal systems of the new iMac Pro were improved with dual blowers, a large heatsink and extra venting, which provide nearly 75 percent more airflow and an 80 percent increase in system thermal capacity. Companion apps Motion and Compressor will also receive 360-degree VR video support.

If you buy an iMac Pro, the soonest you can get it is December 27.

Standard photos and videos can also be added to VR projects and 360-degree video can be shared directly to YouTube, Facebook and Vimeo. The iMac Pro can also export HEVC video 3 times faster. Today, with more than 2 million seats, Final Cut Pro X is the most popular version of the software ever and is used by professional video editors to create incredible works of art, from award-winning Hollywood feature films and commercials, to worldwide broadcasts and the world's most popular YouTube videos.

Version 10.4 also supports the HTC VIVE VR headset for realtime viewing and editing. As an added benefit, the program now supports custom lookup tables from popular color grading apps such as DavinciResolve, PremiumBeat, and Color Grading Central, among others.

Updated audio effects plug-ins from Logic Pro X with redesigned, resizable interfaces.

Faster, higher quality optical flow analysis built on Metal, Apple's advanced graphics technology.

But Apple's neglect of its professional workstation the Mac Pro, which was last updated in 2013, has seen the company lose favour, with some sections of its user base switching to Windows and rival software packages.



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