Behold Apple's new iPads: the 10.5-inch and 12.5-inch iPad Pro
- Author: Arturo Norris Jun 06, 2017,
Jun 06, 2017, 20:11
Apple today made a handful of announcements, including a few new hardware products. With an all-flash architecture and all-new thermal design, the iMac Pro comes with a new space grey enclosure and a 27-inch Retina 5K display. It will ship with an 8-core Xeon processor, a 10-core processor or an 18GB processor. The future device will also enjoy some upgraded cameras and might run on an A10X type of processor, which is produced by Apple, of course.
The most visually striking update in the new iMac lineup is in their displays.
Apple's new iPad Pro boasts a 10.5-inch retina display, which accommodates quality-of-life updates such as a full-size keyboard. On the inside, all of the new iMacs including the 21.5 inch and 27-inch models come with 7th gen Intel Core Kaby Lake processors, which boasts of a higher base and turbo frequencies. The chip is backed by a six-core CPU and 12-core GPU which together deliver performance that is 30 percent faster for the CPU, and 40 percent faster for the GPU. There are a whole bunch of new features in iOS 11.
The App Store has also been re-designed with a new user interface, like Today and Games tab.
CPU duties will be handled by what sounds like eight-core, 10-core, and even 18-core versions of Intel's presumably upcoming Skylake Xeons.
Prices remain largely unchanged despite the specs bump: the MacBook starts at $1,299, the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar starts at $1,799 and the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch bar is $2,399 and up. The company has just bested Microsoft's new Surface Pen, something the company had itself bragged was faster than the Apple Pencil.
As for the software running on all these machines, WWDC also saw Apple announce macOS High Sierra, the successor to last year's Sierra.