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Unusual: restoring an iMac Pro requires a second Mac!

Apple’s new computer, theiMac Pro has been available since December 14, starting at € 5,449. Even if it is very powerful, the machine is not immune to a bug or a crash. To restore it, a second Mac is essential.

The basic version of the iMac Pro includes an 8-core Intel Xeon processor, 32 GB of RAM, an AMD Radeon Vega 56 graphics card with 8 GB of HBM2 memory and a 1 TB SSD. Users of the new Apple computer benefit also a 27-inch 5K screen with a resolution of 5120 x 2880 pixels. As a reminder, the device is customizable. It is for example possible to opt for an 18-core processor or increase the RAM up to 128 GB … The cost of a personalized version can exceed 10,000 euros!

What to do when your iMac Pro stops responding? Apple explains the restoration procedure on its site. The manufacturer indicates that the use of a second Mac is necessary. The other computer must be running the latest version of macOS High Sierra, have Internet access, and have at least version 2.6 of the Apple Configurator utility. In addition, the connection between the two computers is made either with a Thunderbolt cable, or with a USB-C cable, or even a USB-A to USB-C cable.