Apple announces all-new iMacs, MacBook updates

Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose California Monday

Apple boasts that the high-octane graphics can deliver up to 11 teraflops of single-precision compute power for 3D rendering and VR creation at high framerates. Place the HomePod on a centre table and the speaker will emit the best 360 sound for the space. Even better, the laptop is receiving a better CPU.

There are a number of things that are expected to be announced at WWDC 2017.

Want some more wonderful specs? iMac Pro also supports up to 4TB of SSD and up to 128GB of ECC memory, and with four Thunderbolt 3 ports can connect to up to two high-performance RAID arrays and two 5K displays at the same time.

Will run iOS 11, which has new features like a file browser for file searching, an improved bottom doc, other improved windowing and multi-tasking features.

These new improvements are intuitive iOS interpretations of the actions we know from desktop computers, adding productivity power to the iPad, without impacting the famously simple-to-use device.

The iPhone remains Apple's most important product by far, but the company needs a range of devices to keep consumers locked into its profitable and growing ecosystem of services and apps. That means it should feel a bit clickier and more responsive than before.

Thinner, faster and new touchbar replaces function keys.

One significant addition to the Apple family is the new iMac Pro, an all-in-one behemoth set to start shipping in December that the company is aiming specifically at enterprise users running enormous workloads. The prices remain largely the same across the board, aside from a newly-cheaper 13-inch MacBook Pro for $1,299.


If you've been loving the USB-C ports and Thunderbolt 3 support offered on the latest MacBooks, you can stop being jealous of your laptops, since the iMac now comes with Thunderbolt 3.

Graphics cards are getting a spec boost in the updated iMacs, too.

The screen's the same bright and vivid 12-inch Retina display with 2,304 x 1,440 resolution. The updated iMacs will be available later today.

The iMac Pro is extremeley impressive on paper, but isn't ready for testing just yet.

"We're thrilled to give developers and customers a sneak peek at iMac Pro".

Described by Apple as "the most powerful Mac ever made", the new iMac Pro features up to 18-core Xeon processors and up to 16GB of on-package high-bandwidth memory with a Radeon Pro Vega GPU.

First time support for Virtual Reality (VR). An 3-ink keyboard is most likely to be seen on the next generation of MacBook, while an external Magic keyboard will be available for purchase separately.

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