Apple finally updated the Mac Pro, most powerful Mac ever

Apple also updated the 13-inch MacBook Air with a 1.8 GHz processor. It features a 27-inch Retina 5K display, up to 18-core Xeon processors and up to 22 teraflops of graphics computation in a new space-grey enclosure. The device is equipped with Intel Kaby Lake processors that can be clocked up to 4.2GHz with the Turbo Boost technology. The new iMac Pro will also do all of its new graphic intensive processes thanks to AMD's new Radeon Pro Vega GPU, which is the most advanced form of graphics to ever feature on an iMac. Over a short demo I was shown how the 27-inch model could do a 4K video render using editing suite DaVinci Resolve on the fly, then a similar quick render using Cinema 4D Pro.

The Cupertino-based giant announced that the new iMac will sport the "best Mac display ever" which is 43 percent brighter at 500 nits and with support for one billion colours.

Apple also said it will double the memory of the new model with the entry level version coming with 64GB storage.

The MacBook and MacBook Pro lines are both getting upgraded to seventh-generation Intel Kaby Lake CPUs, which means they'll be more powerful than before.

The new MacBook Pro range is going to feature new processor for enhanced speed, graphic cards as well as solid state drive.

We should also mention that Apple has updated its MacBook and MacBook Pro lines.

It'll start at $4,999 and will launch in December.

Apple seems to have definitely turned a corner in terms of their commitment to the pro creative market.

Early benchmarks suggest the new MacBook Pro may give a 13 percent better single-core performance and a 20 percent improvement in multi-core than last year's equivalent model. With an all-flash architecture and all-new thermal design, iMac Pro delivers up to 80 percent more cooling capacity in the same thin and seamless iMac® design.

The new graphics processors are now powering the 15-inch MacBook Pro notebook and 21.5 and 27 inch iMac all-in-one systems. One major drawback: The MacBook only has one port, a new type of port called Thunderbolt that's used for charging the computer and plugging in accessories.

The new desktop computer includes a 5K screen and also features a 1080p FaceTime camera and offers real time 3D rendering.

  • Carolyn Briggs