iMac Pro Announced: Apple’s iMac Gets 2017 Refresh

Apple has gave a sneak peak of iMac Pro by finally bringing some good news to Mac hardware fans, especially for pro users who have been waiting for a refreshed lineup. Also updated the iMac for 2017, bringing brighter ‘more true-to-life’ displays to the range. Here are the details on everything you need to know about.

Last year saw the introduction of a revamped MacBook Pro lineup, and the keynote of this year’s WWDC has brought to stage an updated range of iMacs with the latest Intel chips, a brand new and brighter display, and Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports, as well as a brand new iMac Pro line.

Here’s more information on the both hardware, from further detailing their internals to pricing and availability.

iMac Pro

It’s Apple latest and greatest brand new iMac Pro model, which is set to arrive at the end of the year, expected in December. iMac Pro, an entirely new workstation-class product line designed for pro users with most demanding workflows. Offering up to 18-core Xeon processor, iMac Pro also supports up to 4TB of SSD and up to 128GB of ECC memory. It will ship with a 27-inch Retina 5K display, Radeon Vega graphics, up to 16GB of VRAM, 400 Gbps of bandwidth memory, up to 11 tereflops of single-precision computation power for real-time 3D rendering and immersive, high frame rate VR, four Thunderbolt 3 ports, and a built-in 10GB Ethernet port.

For the first time ever on a Mac, iMac Pro features 10Gbps Ethernet for up to 10 times faster networking. Ideal for machine learning, iMac Pro delivers up to an incredible 22 Teraflops of performance.

iMac Pro is scheduled to ship in December starting at $4,999 (US).

iMac Refresh

Continues with a 2017 update, Apple is also revamping the internals of the existing iMac 5K (27-inch) and 4K (21.5-inch) range by bringing the latest Intel Kaby Lake processors to the new hardware. Apple calls it the “best Mac display ever,” which should be good for a whopping 500 nits of brightness.

In fact that doesn’t actually mean anything to you, it’s approximately 43-percent brighter than the previous model, honestly, an impressive visual experience. Given that the machinese are now powerhouses from a virtual reality perspective, not powered by Radeon Pro 500-series graphics with up to 8GB of vRAM, the newfound visual experience will be much recommended.

While the design of the standard 21-inch and 27-inch iMac hasn’t changed, though, beyond improvements to the quality of the display, the new iMac Pro will have a new, darker, look shrouded in a Space Grey case.

All the new iMacs – will feature new Retina displays that are 43% brighter, with 10-bit dithering, and are capable of reproducing one billion colors, according to the company. The 21.5-inch model will also have new configuration options. Consumers will be able to slap in up to 32GB of RAM alongside those new Intel chips, with 27-inch owners able to go up to 64GB if they see fit and OK.

Apple says that iMac users will be able to enjoy an “even more vivid and true-to-life viewing experience” from these new screens. The 21.5-inch Retina models still offer 4,096×2,304 resolution, while the 27in iMacs still offer 5,120×2,880 resolution.

As for now, there is no answer on whether the iMac display will double charge as a touchscreen. Those iMacs will also come with two Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports. Considering how beautiful it was and the changes made internally.

These new 2017 iMacs refresh are offered with immediate availability, with prices reduced compared to previous-gen models. Buyers head over to Apple Stores starting Wednesday 7 June, except for the entry-level £1,049/$1,249 iMac.

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