Apple refreshed its entire range of iMacs and MacBooks at WWDC 2017 At the opening keynote for WWDC 2017, Apple breathed new life into the entire lineup of Macs and MacBooks and even introduced an all new iMac Pro, the company’s fastest, most powerful iMac ever.
While the iMac Pro will not be available until December, the rest of the iMac and the MacBook models will start shipping in the US from Monday via the Apple stores. 1/4 Best Mac display ever The new iMac, Apple claimed, will sport the “best Mac display ever.” The new displays are 43 per cent brighter at 500 nits and has support for one million colours. For starters, there will be a 21.5-inch iMac, a 21.5-inch iMac Retina 4K and a 27-inch iMac Retina 5K. 2/4 Latest Intel hardware The new iMacs will be powered by 7th-generation Intel Kaby Lake processors up to 4.2GHz with Turbo Boost up to 4.5GHz. It also supports two times the memory of the previous generations. All macs now support Apple’s Fusion Drives and SSDs are now 50 per cent faster on iMacs which also comes with Thunderbolt 3 ports through two USB-Type C ports.
The entry level iMac will have Intel Iris graphics which is apparently 80 per cent faster over the previous generation. The 21.5-inch iMac 4K will come with the AMD Radeon Pro 555 and Radeon Pro 560 GPU. 3/4 iMac Pro Apple gave a sneek peek at its iMac Pro which will be made available at the end of this year. The iMac Pro is the fastest Mac ever and is aimed for pro users. In Apple’s own words, the iMac Pro is "workstation-class product line designed for pro users with the most demanding workflows.”
It sports a 27-inch Retina 5K display powered by up to 18-core Xeon processors which offers 22 Teraflops of computational power and uses a new cooling technology. It also looks exquisite in its space grey avatar. 4/4 New MacBooks with new hardware Apple refreshed its entire lineup of MacBooks with the latest Intel processors. The 7th-gen Intel Kaby Lake processors now power the MacBooks. Apple also released a new 13-inch MacBook Pro, alongside MacBooks and MacBook Air.
The new MacBooks are just 13.1mm thick and are powered by 7th-gen Intel Kaby Lake processors with up to 3.3GHz Core i7 with Turbo Boost to up to 3.6GHz and twice the support for memory.
The 13-inch MacBook Pro is also powered by the latest Intel processors. Core i7 clocked at 3.5GHz with Turbo Boost to up to 4.0GHz for the 13-inch MacBook Pro and Core i7 clocked at 3.1Ghz with Turbo Boost to up to 4.1Ghz for the 15-inch MacBook Pro. Both of them come with the TouchBar and TouchID with a 500-nit Retina Display and USB-TypeC based Thunderbolt ports.
The 13-inch MacBook Air was also refreshed with a 1.8Ghz Intel processor.
The new 13-inch MacBook Pro will provide 10 hours of battery life, as claimed by Apple.