Apple has updated its Mac lineup today with faster processors and graphics, Thunderbolt 3, brighter Retina displays, faster storage options, and more. Apple has also updated the MacBook and MacBook Pro lineups today with faster processors. The company has launched a new product called the iMac Pro which it claims is the most powerful Mac it has ever made.
The refreshed MacBook and MacBook Pro models don’t get any design changes. The new MacBook now features faster Kaby Lake processors up to 1.3 Ghz Core i7, up to 50 percent faster SSD. The new 13 inch MacBook Pro features Kaby Lake processors up to 3.5 GHz Core i7 while the 15 inch can be configured with an up to 3.1 GHz core i7 processor.
The 13 inch model adds a new $1,299 configuration and the 15 inch model gets more video memory. The refreshed notebooks are available for purchase via Apple.com starting today.
Apple has also updated the iMac to faster Kaby Lake processors up to 4.2Ghz with support for up to twice the memory as the previous generation. The Fusion Drive will now be standard on all 27 inch configurations as well as the high-end 21.5 inch iMac. All SSD storage options are now up to 50 percent faster while Thunderbolt 3 is onboard as well.
The new Radeon Pro 500-series graphics card with up to 8GB of vRAM improves graphics across the entire lineup. The display is 43 percent brighter at 500 nits to a more visually immersive experience. The new iMac is also available for order starting today. Apple has even updated the 13 inch MacBook Air with a 1.8 GHz processor.
Apple has provided a sneak peek of iMac Pro today. It’s a new workstation-class product that is aimed at professional users. The iMac Pro is the most powerful Mac the company has ever built. It has a 27 inch Retina 4K display with up to 18 core Xeon processors and up to 22 Teraflops of graphics processing power.
Apple says that it has reengineered the entire system and developed a completely new thermal architecture for providing exceptional performance with up to 80 percent more cooling capacity in the same iMac design.
The iMac Pro will feature the new Radeon Pro Vega graphics card and up to 16GB of on-package high-bandwidth memory (HBM2). It will have support for up to 4TB of SSD and up to 128GB of ECC memory. iMac Pro has four Thunderbolt 3 ports and support for 10Gb Ethernet.
Apple is going to start shipping the iMac Pro in the United States in December with prices starting at $4,999.