Apple Just Showed Off A Monstrous Pro iMac

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"With major updates to iMac, and a refresh of our MacBook and MacBook Pro lines, the Mac is stronger than ever", said John Ternus, Vice President of Hardware Engineering at Apple.

Apple has acknowledged that it needs to do better and it addressed some of these concerns by unveiling a new iMac Pro with super-fast Intel Xeon chips, AMD's Radeon Vega graphics processor, and up to 128 GB of pre-installed RAM.

A prototype Apple iMac Pro is seen during the annual Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) in San Jose, California. The new displays also support 10-bit dithering, allowing them to display more than 1-billion colours. The 13-inch version starts at $1,299, the same price as the 2015 MacBook. Fusion Drive is now standard on all 27-inch configurations and the top-end 21.5-inch iMac. Interestingly enough, Apple also took the time to discuss virtual reality, pitching its new iMacs as great content creation tools for those looking to generate VR experiences and applications. The base MacBook starts at $1,300 (and has up to 50% faster SSD), the base MacBook Pro 13 also stats at $1,300.

Apple stated that thermal issues were one of the core reasons that it was not able to move forward, but with that problem out of the way, it looks like all of you are graced with the iMac Pro.

Finally, the insiders mentioned that Apple is testing a new design language for the iMac and/or MacBook that includes "more glass and dark black body".

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The updated iMac features Kaby Lake processors up to 4.2GHz with Turbo Boost up to 4.5GHz and supports up to twice the memory as the previous generation. The smart keyboard will have front-lit keys and a new mechanism that will replace the butterfly system used in current MacBook Pros. For the first time ever on a Mac, iMac Pro features 10Gb Ethernet for up to 10 times faster networking.

The $1,299 21.5-inch iMac also comes with Retina 4K display and discrete graphics. iMac will receive the new macOS High Sierra, which will be available this fall.

By far the more interesting Mac-related announcement from today's keynote is the new iMac Pro. Prices start at $1,099, for the regular 21.5 inched variant, while the 4K variant starts at $1,299.The 27 inched iMac begins at $1,799.

Apple has updated its Mac lineup today with faster processors and graphics, Thunderbolt 3, brighter Retina displays, faster storage options, and more.

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