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07 June, 2017

Apple at its WWDC 2017 keynote, as expected, announced an update to its iMac, MacBook, MacBook Pro, and MacBook Air lineup of devices.

Apple will update the iMacs with brighter displays, higher memory capacity, fusion drives on all 27-inch models and USB-C connectors that support Thunderbolt 3 - great for your external displays. They include new seventh-generation Intel "Kaby Lake" processors, and the 27-inch version also gets a raised memory ceiling of 64GB. The existing iMacs will now have up to three times more powerful graphics, faster processors, Thunderbolt 3, more storage options and brighter Retina displays. Armed with an all-new Radeon Pro Vega graphics chip offering three times faster performance over any other iMac GPU, Apple touted the desktop as a computer built for video editing, virtual reality, and "gameplay at max settings". The new MacBook delivers up to 20 per cent faster performance with new seventh-generation Intel processors, 1 and up to 50 per cent faster SSD storage. They also now use 10-bit dithering to deliver up to 1 billion colours, making them more accurate than ever before. Apple says the new iMac Pro is "the most powerful Mac ever", designed for the most demanding workflows. Now Apple has revealed the India price of the new MacBooks, iMacs, and these are listed on the Apple website. Workstation-Class Performance in an iMac Design Featuring next-generation Intel Xeon processors up to 18 cores, iMac Pro is created to handle the most demanding pro workflows.

Apple kicked off its annual Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday (June 5) in San Jose, California, announcing a number of big changes for the tech giant. This will also deepen the level encryption available in macOS, while a "space sharing" feature enables multiple file systems to share the same underlying free space on a physical volume. Apple is also working on a completely redesigned next-generation Mac Pro, which is separate from this product.

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The iMac Pro will begin shipping in December this year, though it will cost you $4999.99. Inside this device is an 8-core Xeon processor.

Apple kept its promise, showing off the new iMac Pro at WWDC 2017. The iMac Pro is also capable of supporting up to 128 GB of RAM, up to 16 GB of VRAM, and up to 22 teraflops of graphics computation.


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