Apple suffered a lot by ignoring the “Pro” community of its Mac users. For a while, the company had begun to focus mostly on the iPhone and the iPad. As a result, the Mac users felt left out and the company invited a couple of journalists to reassure its users that Apple was committed to the Mac.

iMac Pro 2020: Intel Xeon W chips, faster RAM

Since then, Apple has released the iMac Pro, the Mac Pro, and also a 16” MacBook Pro which has a keyboard that actually works. As we enter into the year 2020, the question is whether Apple will update the iMac Pro or not?

The iMac Pro was a quick fix to the problem of not having a “Pro” grade computer in Apple’s Mac line-up. The company took years to release the 2019 Mac Pro and to have something on the market that was fast and powerful, Apple chose to release the iMac Pro. It’s a great machine, offering value for money and in some cases, it’s actually a better choice compared to the Mac Pro as its an All-In-One (AIO) machine.

The iMac Pro is powered by Intel’s Xeon line of processors which are workstation class chips. While the first generation iMac Pro is still a powerful machine, there is a need for an upgraded machine with the latest internals.The latest Intel Xeon W Cascade Lake chips offer a lot of new features over the previous generation. For example, the chips support the latest DDR-T Optane DIMMs which supports speeds of 2933 MT/s whereas the previous generation chips supported 2666 MT/s.

It would also be interesting to see a new design for the iMac Pro. There is nothing wrong with the design of the iMac Pro or even the non-Pro iMac but its old. The design language used is more than 10 years old except for the fact that its thinner now.


Abhay Ram is a News Editor at iLounge. He has been writing about the Apple ecosystem and accessories since 2010. Abhay's work has been featured in various publications. When he's not writing about all things Apple, you can find him playing video games or enjoying a good cup of coffee.