The 12-inch MacBook is a great portable, but I had hoped the new processors would make it last longer than the specified 10 hours on battery.
Apple also said that its MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models will come with faster processors and better performance. We already know that Intel's upcoming Skylake chips drastically reduce L3 cache in favor of adding more L2, so it's possible that TDP segmentation will change as well.
Today Apple announced updated MacBook Pro laptops.
The iMac range will also include 2 USB-C connectors with Thunderbolt and Fusion drives as standard. The high-end 27-inches Retina comes with 5K Retina display (5120 x 2880 pixels) with 500 nits brightness and the other specifications remain the same as other iMac specifications.
Intel's 7th-gen processors are now also in the lightweight MacBook, ditto quicker SSD storage, making them up to a fifth faster. Then again, AMD may be able to deliver a fairly power-sipping Vega - the Radeon Nano leveraged lower clocks and HBM, and still holds the record as the most power-efficient chip AMD has ever built.
The iMac Pro is releasing this December. A kaleidoscope face shows trippy animations, and new Toy Story character watch faces let Woody tell you the time.
The 21.5-inch model will be available with up to 32GB, while the 27-inch one, can be customized with up to 64GB. There's also a 27-inch Retina 5K display, though you won't be viewing any VR through that. One wonders what kind of system they'll ultimately unveil as a replacement for the current Mac Pro, if the new iMac Pro packs this kind of firepower. The iMac Pro comes with new thermal design promising up to 80% more cooling capacity despite having the same thin and seamless iMac design. The device, a black column with an always-listening microphone, is powered by a Siri-like assistant named Alexa. The 10GB Ethernet offering up to 10 times faster networking for the first time.
The iMac Pro (not to be confused with the cylinder-shaped Mac Pro) is a powerful all-in-one desktop computer created to "address the concerns of video editors looking to work with 4K or 8K video that need workstation-level power", The Guardian reports. The iMac Pro ships in December.
The 27in 5K variant will come with Radeon Pro 570, 575 or 580 graphics cards, and were demoed producing live VR content - a new area of exploration for Apple, which has joined with Valve to bring its Steam VR platform for the Mac as well as Unity and Unreal engines.
Apple's iOS 11 will also be "the biggest release" for iPad ever.
In the camera department, there is a 12-megapixel iSight camera with True Tone flash, ƒ/1.8 aperture, Optical image stabilization, it is capable or recording 4K videos and 1080p slo-mo at 120 fps.