Apple reiterated it will make a new "completely redesigned, next-generation Mac Pro architected for pro customers who need the highest-end, high-throughput system in a modular design, as well as a new high-end pro display". We're talking better screens, more memory, the latest Intel Kaby Lake 7th gen processors, more storage and two USB Type-C ports with Thunderbolt 3.
Apple showed off the line: 21.5-inch iMacs start at $1,099 (roughly converting to £850 and AU$1,470). Adding extra design frills would really just serve to further confuse customers about the differences between Apple's suite of laptops. It also comes with a beautifully crisp 27-inch Retina 5K display, ideal working on advanced graphics editing, virtual reality content creation and real-time 3D rendering. The smaller 21.5 iMac gets Radeon Pro 555 or 560 with up to 4GB VRAM. The big dog, the 15 MacBook Pro, gets faster graphics options and a base price of $2,400. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV.
Who needs a Mac Pro when an iMac offers better performance and an wonderful screen? But heres what you have to look forward to.
It will also launch "intelligent tracking prevention", which uses machine data to protect your privacy (we'll report more details as they come). And for half-precision computation, ideal for machine learning, iMac Pro delivers up to an incredible 22 Teraflops of performance. As before, the 13-inch models use dual-core CPUs and integrated GPUs across the lineup, while the 15-inch versions include quad-core CPUs and dedicated AMD GPUs that can be used to push multiple 5K displays at once. Featuring a stunning new space gray enclosure, iMac Pro packs incredible performance for advanced graphics editing, virtual reality content creation and real-time 3D rendering. iMac Pro is scheduled to ship in December starting at $4,999 (US). And if RAM was infinitely abundant and cheap it might be cool to see more of that, as well, but these are fairly minor issues with a machine that was designed fresh from the ground up just a few years ago.