WWDC 2017: Apple announces all-new iMac all-in-one desktop range

Ken Copeland
June 12, 2017

The new iPad Pro models are already available to order in markets including Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK.

The standard Macbook still retained its USA $1299 starting price while the Macbook Pro starts at U.S. $1299 for the 13-inch (with 128GB SSD) while the 15-inch MacBook Pro starts at United States $2399.

Apple iMac 21.5-inch standard variant.

The MacBook Pro on the other hand, now has Apple's Touch Bar and Intel's latest generation Kaby Lake processor that can Turbo Boost up to 4.1 GHz. The iMac comes with support for USB Type-C port with Thunderbolt. The same 15-inch MacBook Pro now also offers AMD Radeon Pro 450 and Radeon Pro 555 dGPU as an option, both based on Polaris 11 GPUs. And the 27-inch 5K Retina display model will have a choice of Radeon Pro 570, 575, and 580 graphics cards with up to 8GB of VRAM for 5.5 teraflops of graphics computing.

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"It is satisfying to see the capabilities of "Radeon Pro 500" series in elegant form factors and enabling fantastic content creation, gaming and VR experiences", said Raja Koduri, Senior Vice President and Chief Architect, Radeon Technologies Group, AMD, in a statement. In terms of storage, the SSD storage options are now up to 50 percent faster than the previous versions, and users can be further customized with up to 2TB of storage, Ternus said. The company also teased the new iMac Pro, which is believed to be the most powerful Mac launched ever. The major highlight of the device will be the next-generation of Intel Xeon processors with up to 18 cores.

With the new and updated iPad Pros, Apple is also updating the Apple Pencil, which is now more responsive and has latency of 20ms. Further, the iMac Pro features a stunning new space grey enclosure that allows incredible performance for virtual reality content creation, advanced graphics editing, and real-time 3D rendering. And an all-new thermal design is said to deliver up to 80 percent more cooling capacity in the same thin and seamless iMac design. The Indian prices and availability is yet to be announced, but we expect it to arrive in India soon.

The new iMac is claimed to feature the best Mac display ever as it is said to be 43% brighter with a peek brightness of 500 nits. The new 10.5-inch model reduces the borders by almost 40% to fit into a package that weighs just one pound, according to the vendor.

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