New iMac And Macbook Announced At WWDC 2017
Apple, this year finally proved that it hasn’t forgotten its iMac lineup. At the World Wide Developers Conference, Apple had some exciting news for all the Apple fanboys. It announced some cool new stuff including IOS 11 and revealed possibly some game changing features that come with it. They also announced the refreshed Macbook and iMac lineup of apple laptop and PC’s. The Macbook received a refresh just this past year but the iMac, on the other hand was a long wait. Not only this, but it also revealed a brand new iMac Pro which, as the name suggests is for the absolute professionals.
1) iMac Pro:
This was a big surprise from Apple. Out of nowhere, they revealed a brand new PC starting at $4,999. What justifies this price tag is the 18 core Xeon processor powering this monster. This is for the people who require heavy duty performance from their devices. It comes with a 27-inch Retina 5K display with support for 1 billion colors. It consists of the new Radeon Pro Vega GPU which can deliver up to 22 Teraflops of graphics computation. Making it ideal for high-end content creators for graphics editing, VR content creation and real-time 3D rendering. Not to mention, it looks gorgeous enclosed in its space gray enclosure.
The iMac Pro can be further upgraded from its provided configurations to storage up to 4TB SSD and 128GB of ECC memory. It also features four Thunderbolt 3 ports and can connect to two 5K displays at the same time. iMac Pro is expected to be available from December.
Apple’s updated MacBooks are already available for purchase in the US. These come with faster SSDs and Kaby lake processors compared to last year’s Sky Lake. Apple also announced a new 13-inch MacBook Pro without a touch bar that starts at $1,299. The 15-inch model on the other hand now comes with a discrete graphics card included. Other than this, there are no changes to the MacBooks in terms of design.
The MacBook Air is also getting an upgrade in processing power. It will now feature a faster 1.8GHz Intel processor.
Featuring beautiful displays that can get bright up to 500 nits, the refreshed iMacs now come equipped with Kaby Lake CPUs. There are two variants: the 21.5” model and the 27” model which can be upgraded to 32GB and 64 GB of RAM respectively. They include up to 2TB fusion drives: a combination of HDD and SSD.
GPUs on the other hand ranges from integrated Intel Iris graphics to the discrete AMD Radeon Pro 5xx series graphics. The base 21.5” starts at $1,100 and $1,400 including the 4K screen.