Apple makes Mac computers faster, targets professional users

The Apple iMac Pro 2017 has been announced and it features the latest graphics and CPUs.

Apple's new 21.5-inch iMac for 2017 with a 4K resolution display will start at a price of Rs 107,900. The most notable hardware is the latest iMac Pro, which comes along with an arbitrary 18-core processor and a 27-inch 5K screen. The new high-end stock configuration 15-inch model comes with a 2.9GHz Core i7 and has so far recorded respective average scores of 4,632 and 15,747. "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 was at pains to make it clear that this machine (along with the all new Mac Pro they are working on for 2018) is "designed for pro users with the most demanding workflows" and will be suitable "for advanced graphics editing, virtual reality content creation and real-time 3D rendering".

The new 10.5-inch iPad Pro joins a refreshed 12.9-inch model, both of which include TrueTone displays that are 50 percent brighter.

As for pricing and availability, the new updated iMac models will be made available for order in the U.S. starting Monday via company's official online store,, and will be made available for purchase in the USA starting Wednesday via Apple Stores.

The music community will be also happy to know that the new iMac Pro also comes with a good selection of connection options, unlike the recent MacBook Pro upgrade, which dropped all of the legacy connectors.

A 5K display, with the ability to power two more 5K displays simultaneously. The iMac Pro features four Thunderbolt 3 ports which can connect to up to two high-performance RAID arrays and two 5K displays at the same time for those who thrive on display real estate. The new Apple iMac Pro, claimed to be the most powerful Mac ever, was probably the star of the show. The MacBook Air isn't being left behind either; it's getting a more powerful 1.8GHz processor to keep pace with other slim laptops on the market. This GPU offers 11 teraflops of single-precision performance and 22 teraflops of half-precision. There's also a new entry-level 13-inch model that retails for £1,249. They ship next week; the 10.5-inch model starts at $649 with 64GB of memory, or $779 for a 64GB cellular version. This is owing to Apple's new all-flash architecture and all-new thermal design. It will be available later in December with price starting at $4,999.

  • Arturo Norris