Apple just updated its thinnest, lightest MacBook - here's what's new

We might not have gotten a look at the all-new customizable Mac Pro that Apple is working on, but that doesn't mean that Tim Cook and friends didn't deliver some serious upgrades to our desks during Apple's Worldwide Developer's Conference kickoff on Monday.

Apple today updated its iMac line with up to three times 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 £1,249 21.5-inch iMac.

Apple also cut the price of the entry-level machine, the 13-inch MacBook Pro without the Touch Bar.

One of the keys to the iMac Pro's architecture is an 80 percent improvement in cooling capacity. Apple said the computer is the most powerful Mac it has ever built, with the latest and most powerful processors on the market.

Finally, Apple will be releasing new space gray wireless accessories - Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse 2 and Magic Trackpad 2 - to go with the space gray design of the iMac Pro. The new Radeon Pro Vega can deliver up to 11 teraflops of single-precision compute power for real-time 3D rendering and high frame rate virtual reality. And with a new space gray enclosure and gorgeous 27-inch Retina 5K display with support for 1 billion colors, iMac Pro is as stunning as it is powerful. "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".

Graphics is an area that Apple has really stepped things up, though.

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Apple will offer the iMac Pro with up to 128GB of ECC memory, though the base model will start at 32GB.

KitGuru Says: The iMac Pro is surprisingly powerful for such a thin all-in-one machine so I'd be interested in seeing it in action.

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  • Arturo Norris