Apple iMac Pro rolls out in stores with $4,999 starting price

(Apple)A promotional image of the new iMac Pro from Apple.

Right in time for the holiday season, Apple released its latest version of the iMac Pro. With a price tag that could reach the $13,000-mark, it has been a favorite subject for discussion, if the computer's specs live up to the steep price tag.

According to a report from MacWorld, the entry-level version of Apple's all-in-one personal computer costs $4,999 and is packed with impressive specs like such as a 3.2GHz 8-core Intel Xeon W processor, 32 GB of 2666MHz ECC memory, 1 TB SSD storage, and 16 GB Radeon Pro Vega 56 graphics. As the price tag goes up, so do the specs that come long. The $7,199 variant comes with a 3.0GHz 10-core Intel Xeon W processor, 64 GB of 2666MHz DDR4 ECC memory, 1 TB SSD, and 16 GB Radeon Pro Vega 64 graphics.

Meanwhile, the $10,399 version features 2.5GHz 14-core Intel Xeon W processor, 128 GB of 2666MHz DDR4 ECC memory, 2 TB SSD, and 16 GB Radeon Pro Vega 64 graphics. Lastly, the top-of-the-line version, which costs $13,999, is packed with an impressive 2.3GHz 18-core Intel Xeon W processor, 128 GB of 2666MHz DDR4 ECC memory, a whopping 4 TB SSD, and 16 GB Radeon Pro Vega 64.

As for the other specs and features, AppleInsider hailed Apple's choice of space grey for the computer's color. The report said that it leaves a striking appeal, which makes it easily recognizable. Moreover, the package also comes with a Magic Keyboard 2 and a Magic Mouse 2. The keypad now features a numeric layout on a wireless keypad setup.

The report also noted that the iMac Pro 2018 will best suit people with work that requires parallel processing.

In other Apple news, the tech giant is currently offering $29 battery replacements for older iPhone models. The company is now selling the batteries at discounted prices after it admitted to deliberately slowing down the performance of older flagship smartphone models like the iPhone 6 to compensate for the older batteries, CNet reported.