Apple showcases HomePod, iPad Pro, and iMac Pro in new videos
- Author: Arturo Norris Jun 07, 2017,
Jun 07, 2017, 23:43
Prices will start at £1,050 for the base 21.5-inch model, at £1,250 for the 4K 21.5-inch model, and at £1,750 for the iMac Retina 5K 27-inch model.
This refresh will make the new iMac really compelling for developers, especially those waiting for more powerful machines.
You can upgrade the Mac Pro to up to 18 cores and Vega graphics up to 16GB of VRAM and 400GB per second of memory bandwidth.
Judging by the demos we saw at WWDC, part of the thinking behind these upgrades is to finally get Apple a seat at the table in the realm of virtual reality.
Availability on the new iMacs is immediate, at $1,099, $1,299 and $1,799 for the 21.5-inch model, 4K 21.5-inch, and 27-inch 5K base models, respectively. All 27-inch models along with some of the higher-end 21.5 inch iMacs will get a Fusion Drive.
Apple announced an updated version of its MacBook Air laptop on Monday, the first update to the popular-yet-aging device in more than 800 days.
"With major updates to iMac, and a refresh of our MacBook and MacBook Pro lines, the Mac is stronger than ever", said John Ternus, Apple's vice president of Hardware Engineering.
Unfortunately for anybody actually wanting to get their hands on the new all-in-one - and its matching Space Gray peripherals - we were being kept well clear of the brand new iMac. The 15-inch MacBook Pro now comes standard with more powerful discrete graphics and more video memory, and the 13-inch MacBook Pro adds a new configuration. "This includes the 12" MacBook, and 13" and 15" MacBook Pros. While Apple didn't say specifically what chips will come onboard, the company promised up to 11 teraflops of single precision and 22 teraflops of half precision compute power. Indeed, you're looking at $4,999 for the iMac Pro. "We reengineered the whole system and designed an entirely new thermal architecture to pack extraordinary performance into the elegant, quiet iMac enclosure our customers love - iMac Pro is a huge step forward and there's never been anything like it".