No one was allowed to touch the single iMac Pro that Apple had in its hands-on area following the WWDC keynote today.
Big and dark and imposing, the computer is the first step toward making good on Apple’s promises to recommit to its desktop users.
It’s not a new Mac Pro (a computer that’s still coming, I’ve been assured), but it is a more concrete commitment to high-end desktops than the (nice, but straightforward) standard iMac refresh we got Tuesday.
Apple has made some cool tweaks to the iMac to earn it that “pro” moniker, specs aside.
The cooling system and the vents have been entirely redesigned.
A regular iMac has a single fan plus one vent in back, above the power cord and below where the stand meets the body of the computer.
The Pro has two fans inside plus what appears to be a pair of long horizontal vents across the bottom, visible in the photos above.
It also adds four Thunderbolt 3 ports to the normal USB 3.0 ports, plus a 10 gigabit Ethernet port.
The neat black keyboard, mouse, and trackpad (sadly unavailable for purchase separately) are a nice touch, too.
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