WWDC 2017: Specifications of iMac (2017) and iMac Pro Introduced by Apple
- Author: Arturo Norris Jun 06, 2017,
Jun 06, 2017, 14:16
They'll include a 7th generation Intel core processor known as Kaby Lake clocked between 4.2 GHz with up to 4.5 GHz, Apple said Monday at WWDC in San Jose. Asides from gaining Intel's Kaby Lake processors, Apple's 13-inch MacBook Pro without Touch Bar received a price reduction, now starting at $1,299.00. "This will be our fastest and most powerful Mac ever, which brings workstation-class computing to iMac for the first time", said John Ternus, Apple's vice president of hardware engineering in a press statement. Featuring a stunning new space gray enclosure, iMac Pro packs incredible 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).
There's higher memory capacity: You can have 32GB of RAM for the 21.5-inch iMac, and 64GB of RAM for the 27-inch iMac.
10/08/2016: The 12.9-inch version of the iPad Pro has become available via Apple's official online refurbished store, according to reports from 9to5Mac.
Featuring next-generation Intel Xeon processors up to 18 cores, iMac Pro is created to handle the most demanding pro workflows.
There are two Thunderbolt 3 ports to hook up your iMac to more accessories and external devices.
Now, we know for certain that the new MacBook Pro models are shipping today, no pre-order needed.
Apple also showed off the next version of Mac OS, which has the rather odd name of High Sierra. It's obvious by this point that few people have opted for the expensive, severely outdated Mac Pro when they could get a fully equipped, quad-core 27-inch iMac with a built-in 5K display for the same price. The MacBook Pros all get minor speed bumps as well, with the base 13-inch MacBook Pro model falling to $1,299 (from $1,499). You'll also get four Thunderbolt 3 ports so you can connect two high-performance RAID arrays and two 5K displays (44 million pixels for those keeping score) at the same time.
Apple's MacBook line is getting refreshed too, but it's only a small update, with the MacBook, MacBook Pro and MacBook Air all getting faster chips and SSDs. Let us take a look at the specifications and features of this new iMac from Apple.
Touch ID on iPad Pro is more responsive and gives users a simple and secure way to unlock iPad, keep personal information private within apps and approve purchases from the App Store, iTunes Store and iBooks Store. Without Touch Bars across both of Apple's most popular Mac products, we find it unlikely that major software developers like Adobe will add further support for the Touch Bar to their apps beyond their current lukewarm efforts.