The recent Apple WWDC event failed to produce any new Macs, and the latest thinking is that some models will be delayed as late as next year. It’s guesswork, since Apple famously declines to pre-announce.
Waiting a few more months may prove fruitful for those looking for a new iMac 5K replacement and/or Mac Pro replacements.
For those who need something with some 'grunt' in the immediate term, my #1 recommendation would be the 2020 iMac 5K with the following key specifications. A Mac Pro of similar configuation is also an excellent choice.
- 10-core or 8-core CPU.
- 4TB or 8TB internal SSD.
- AMD Radeon Pro 5700 GPU.
- Buy the Mac with 8GB memory, then add 128GB OWC memory (about $685), for about $2000 in savings vs Apple!
- 10GB ethernet option if networking computers in a workgroup.
- Add the OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock for more ports.
- Add external storage or external SSDs as needed.
The Thunderbolt peripherals will work with Macs and PCs, Intel or Apple M1 processors.
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