With the price of the new MacBook Pro lineup remaining unchanged, future consumers will be pleased to know that there is some consolation for making a purchase of these new machines. Even here, the laptops are processed with the Intel Kaby Lake processor; 128GB ECC RAM; 4TB SSD (3GB/s); and brighter iMac display and faster performance.
Additionally, Apple has opted for an interesting array of ports with the new iMac, mixing USB-C Thunderbolt 3-capable plugs with standard USB 3.0.
As is the norm for the iMac line, the displays really stand out. The 21.5in iMac will come in a standard and 4K screen variant, with Iris Plus 620 graphics and a choice of Radeon Pro 555 and 560 discrete GPUs. Apple claims SSD storage is now up to 50 per cent faster, and iMac comes with Thunderbolt 3, the most powerful and versatile port ever. What's more, one shouldn't get too utopian about the coming change. Its new design is said to deliver up to 80 per cent more cooling capacity than the iMac, without sacrificing the thin design.
Meanwhile, even though the processor speed of the 15-inch MacBook Pro had jumped from 2.6 GHz to 2.8 GHz, the price of the device is still at $2,300 or $2,799.
Apple just wrapped up one of the most hardware-focused software conferences ever. We're now testing the Core m3 version of the MacBook and will report on benchmark and battery life results in a future full review. There's also a new entry-level 13-inch model that retails for £1,249. The revised hardware was accompanied by the announcement of macOS "High Sierra," the next version of Apple's desktop operating system set to launch later this year. And the photo editor is also being made easier to use.
I have, however, compiled some of my initial impressions regarding Apple's refreshed desktop and laptop line-up. There will also be new multitasking features that will let users to drag and drop files between apps. Mail will use less disk space and offer split-screen viewing for easier composing.
And with an external GPU in tow, many Mac computers will then have the power needed to join the world of virtual reality-enabled devices. It's not exactly an animated GIF, but it's still pretty cool. However, you can now attach two 5K displays, rather than two 4096x2160 panels on the old iMac.
One of the highlights of the company's reasonably jam-packed WWDC presentations, the iMac Pro is created to replace the company's cylindrical Mac Pro as the go-to workstation-class machine for those within the Apple ecosystem. It offers faster performance and better security with crash protection and built-in encryption.
Apple's new MacBook models are faster across the board.