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Apple overhauls its iMac and MacBook range at WWDC 2017

Apple WWDC 2017 iPad Apple overhauls its iMac and MacBook range at WWDC 2017
Lucas Bell | 09 June, 2017, 09:34

On top of that, as a pleasingly refreshing chaser to the wallet busting iMac Pro, the entry-level MacBook Pro without touchbar now starts at £1,249 - the same price as the MacBook.

Fitted with up to 18-core Xeon processors, up to 128GB of memory, and up to 22 Teraflops of graphics computation, this new machine is being pitched as Apple's most powerful Mac ever.

Apple's iconic iMac was long overdue a refresh and it's finally got what many have been waiting for. It unveiled the new iMac Pro, a device which it hopes will convince sceptical consumers that it still knows how to build performance hardware. As a quick refresher, Apple's flagship MacBook Pro was derided for being overpriced and under-powered, with many users lamenting the fact that Apple's pro-oriented machine could only support 16GB of RAM. The 12-inch MacBook is Apple's thinnest laptop, measuring 0.52 by 11.04 by 7.74 inches (HWD), and weighing 2.03 pounds. Aside from supercharging its iPad lineup, Apple updated the entirety of its MacBook line with speedier Kaby Lake processors and faster SSDs.

The Pro seems to be designed specifically with virtual reality (VR) and heavy graphics rendering workloads in mind, much of which will be powered by the new Radeon Pro Vega GPU.

But hey, if that leaves you feeling underwhelmed, and you have $4,999 burning a hole in your pocket then Apple would like that please.

Fortunately for the macOS faithful, Apple delivered with three new mainline iMacs, all available for order right now.

The Radeon Pro 500 series starts with the Radeon Pro 555, with its 12 compute units and 768 stream processors, 81GB/s of memory bandwidth, and offers a 1.3 T/FLOPS peak performance.

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Both the 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro Tablets are now available for pre-order at Best Buy with their respective gift cards.

There's no word yet on how much a dev kit for Metal 2 will set developers back, but Apple has announced that those kits, which come with an external AMD GPU, will be available at some point later today.

This price drop means you can now pick up an iMac with 4K Retina display for £1,249 - that's a saving of £200 over its predecessor.

This makes it faster than the quickest older 27-inch iMac with Intel Core i7 inside, by a decent margin. They're high value customers for Apple and its third-party ecosystem, as they buy not just computers but gear and software to cover their workflows - or gaming setups. For editing 4K video you'd probably want an SSD though, an expensive option as per above.

What the Mac Pro offers - in its current configuration - is customization and after-sale upgrading by the user, something virtually impossible to do with an iMac.

The new 1TB Fusion drive in the 27-inch iMac is snappy, hitting just below 1400 megabyte per second reads and 900MBps writes which is very good.

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