Apple upgrades iMac, Macbooks, unveils new iMac Pro

Apple logoApple today updated its iMac line with more powerful graphics, faster processors, Thunderbolt 3, faster storage options and brighter Retina displays, and added a Retina 4K display and discrete graphics to the $1,299 21.5-inch iMac. The company also announced the all-new iMac Pro, with its 27-inch Retina 5K display, up to 18-core Xeon processors and up to 22 Teraflops of graphics computation.

iMac delivers powerful performance for 3D graphics, video editing and gaming, and with the macOS High Sierra coming this fall, iMac becomes a platform for virtual reality content creation. Apple also today updated MacBook and MacBook Pro with faster processors, added faster SSDs to MacBook and introduced a new $1,299 13-inch MacBook Pro.

The updated iMac features faster Kaby Lake processors up to 4.2 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 4.5 GHz and supports up to twice the memory as the previous generation. Fusion Drive is now standard on all 27-inch configurations and the top-end 21.5-inch iMac. SSD storage options are now up to 50 percent faster, and iMac comes with Thunderbolt 3.

Graphics on iMac are much more powerful across the line with the new Radeon Pro 500-series graphics (570, 575,580) with up to 8GB of vRAM. The 21.5-inch model delivers up to three times faster performance (Intel Iris Plus graphics 640) and the 27-inch model is up to 50 percent faster.

iMac Pro $5000

iMac also comes with the best Mac display ever, now 43 percent brighter at 500 nits and with support for 1 billion colors.

MacBook now features faster Kaby Lake processors up to 1.3 GHz Core i7 with Turbo Boost up to 3.6 GHz and up to 50 percent faster SSD, and supports up to twice the memory. Weighing just two pounds and measuring 13.1mm thin, MacBook is Apple's thinnest and lightest notebook.

The updated 13-inch MacBook Pro features Kaby Lake processors up to 3.5 GHz Core i7 with Turbo Boost up to 4.0 GHz, and the 15-inch MacBook Pro goes up to 3.1 GHz Core i7 with Turbo Boost up to 4.1 GHz. The 15-inch MacBook Pro now comes standard with more powerful discrete graphics with more video memory, and the 13-inch MacBook Pro adds a new $1,299 (US).

Apple today also updated the 13-inch MacBook Air with a 1.8 GHz processor.

The updated iMac, MacBook, MacBook Pro and MacBook Air are available to order today on apple.com, and available to buy in Apple Stores starting on Wednesday, June 7.

Apple also today gave a sneak peek of iMac Pro, an entirely new workstation-class product line designed for pro users.

The new iMac Pro, with its 27-inch Retina 5K display, up to 18-core Xeon processors and up to 22 Teraflops of graphics computation, is the most powerful Mac ever made. Featuring a new space gray enclosure, iMac Pro packs performance for advanced graphics editing, virtual reality content creation and real-time 3D rendering. iMac Pro is scheduled to ship in December starting at $4,999 (US).

Apple says that iMac Pro delivers up to 80 percent more cooling capacity in the same thin and seamless iMac design.

iMac Pro comes with the new AMD Radeon Pro Vega GPU. Featuring a new next-generation compute core and up to 16GB of on-package high-bandwidth memory (HBM2), iMac Pro with the Vega GPU delivers up to 11 Teraflops of single-precision compute power for real-time 3D rendering and high frame rate VR. And for half-precision computation, iMac Pro delivers up to 22 Teraflops of performance.

With four Thunderbolt 3 ports, iMac Pro can connect to up to two high-performance RAID arrays and two 5K displays at the same time.

iMac Pro also supports up to 4TB of SSD and up to 128GB of ECC memory, and with four Thunderbolt 3 ports can connect to up to two high-performance RAID arrays and two 5K displays at the same time. For the first time ever on a Mac, iMac Pro features 10Gb Ethernet for up to 10 times faster networking.

iMac Pro is scheduled to ship in December starting at $4,999 (US).

Source: CDRinfo

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