Apple Introduces New iPad Pro, Updates iMacs and Teases iMac Pro
Jun 06 2017 by Johnny Bowman
The minor updates to the MacBook Pro 2017 were expected beforehand and critics feel that Apple may have done well to consider some other additions, Tech Crunch reported. The company also detailed a new thermal architecture that is said to give it 80 percent more cooling capacity in the regular iMac design.
As with the iMac range, MacBooks now run on faster Kaby Lakeprocessors with up to 50 per cent faster SSD.
As had been previously rumored, last year's MacBook Pros are getting Intel's Kaby Lake processors, as is Apple's 12-inch MacBook, which is also getting faster SSDs. If you bought the latest one, we've got some bad news for you today.
MacBook Pro, with the revolutionary Touch Bar, delivers pro performance in a portable design.
This machine rolls with Radeon Vega graphics and up to 16GB of VRAM and 400GB per second memory bandwidth and 22 Teraflops of half-precision computation. The iMac Pro will be with us later this year, but there's plenty of other Mac news - read on! You're still getting a very slim, nicely-built chassis with a high-resolution "Retina" display and a lone USB-C port.
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The 21.5-inch model will also now support up to 32GB of RAM, and the 27-inch model will support 64GB of RAM. Fusion Drive is now standard on all 27-inch models as well as the 21.5-inch iMac.
This is iMac completely remade for the professional user with the most powerful collection of workstation-class graphics, processors, storage, memory, and I/O of any Mac ever. With the revolutionary Touch Bar™ with Touch ID®, gorgeous 500-nit Retina display, Thunderbolt 3 and incredible performance in a portable design, MacBook Pro is the best pro notebook Apple has ever made. The Touch Bar versions for the 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pro 2017 models cost US$1,799 (AU$2,405) and US$2,399 (AU$3,207) respectively. It'll be the first iMac to feature an Intel Xeon processor - now only found in the ageing Mac Pro (and PC workstations such as Dell's Precision, HP's Z-Series and Lenovo's ThinkStation ranges). "15" MacBook Pros will also get more powerful discrete graphics chips at the base of the lineup.
Apple today also updated the 13-inch MacBook Air® with a 1.8 GHz processor. Surprisingly, the notebooks start shipping today, so place your orders away. It also features support for 1 billion colours.
The iMac Pro is scheduled to ship in December starting at $4,999 in the US.