According to an internal memo Apple distributed to Authorized Service Providers, the latter will soon offer iMac Pro customers the ability to upgrade RAM in late January, reports MacRumors. RAM will be limited to modules supplied by Apple, however:
Apple Authorized Service Providers will be strictly required to use Apple-provided memory modules. Apple says RAM removal and installation requires the use of a special fixture and stiffeners, or else there is a risk of damaging the iMac Pro’s logic board.
In February, these same Authorized Service Providers will be able to repair main logic board and SSD-related repairs, when parts become widely available.
iFixit performed their iMac Pro teardown yesterday, which revealed numerous parts and a complex process for any user who attempts to do their own upgrades.
Apple’s new iMac Pro starts at $6299 in Canada, which comes with 32GB 2666MHz DDR4 ECC memory, standard. To upgrade to 64GB RAM, it will cost an extra $960 CAD, while 128GB RAM will set you back $2880 CAD (ouch).