Apple Releases Faster, Brighter iMac (mid-2017)

Guillermo Lane
June 12, 2017

The disappointing revelation about the new MacBook Pro models is that they still come capped at 16GB RAM, which Phil Schiller explained a year ago that this limit was observed in order to conserve battery life. This new tablet is packing an updated display with a resolution of 2224x1668 and ProMotion, which will offer up to 120Hz refresh rates for smoother scrolling. This means that the 2017 MacBook Pro is 13 percent faster than the 2016 MacBook Pro in single core tests and 19.7 percent faster in multi-core tests. Here's a quick look.

It is no secret that Apple's new MacBook Pros are expensive. The RAM is 8GB, and it comes with Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640. The updated MacBook, MacBook Pro and MacBook Air are all available now.

Among these outputs is Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C), of which the iMac Pro has four ports. The MacBook now features faster Kaby Lake processors up to 1.3GHz Core i7, with Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz.

The 13-inch MacBook Pro TouchBar models are cheaper by Rs. 1,000 each at Rs. 1,54,900 and Rs. 1,71,900 respectively for the 256GB and 512GB SSD storage variants.

The new 13 inch MacBook Pro features the latest Intel Kaby Lake Core i7 processors that clock up to 3.5 GHz and up to 4 GHz with Turbo Boost.

Apple's all-in-one iMac has gone Pro with powerful new processors and graphics created to meet the needs of professional users.

Touch Bar: Strangely enough, unlike the 2016 MacBook Pro, the MacBook Pro now available in the stores does not have a touch bar.


Apple's MacBook 2017 with a 12-inch LED-backlit Retina display gets a starting price of Rs 109,900 in India.

Under the hood the iMac Pro will be supplied with a choice of Intel Xeon (Skylake) processors. The SSD storage is up to 512GB and this one also has the new Force Touch Keypad.

Gadgets 360 has learnt the India pricing of the new products unveiled at WWDC on Monday. The 21.5-inch iMac will have up to 32GB in memory, and the 27-inch will go up to 64GB.

The iMac Pro ships only in Space Gray and the peripherals in the box include a Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad, a Magic Mouse 2, and an optional Magic Trackpad 2.

Although Apple's new iMac Pro won't roll out until December, but the speed-bumped iMacs could be something that Pro users can purchase today.

Coming to the best part, the Vega graphics. The new iMac also uses Apple's hybrid Fusion Drive.

The company also announced an update to its 27-inch iMac model. The 27-inch 5K Retina Display is 500 nits bright, and it supports billions of colors at 5120 x 2880 resolutions.

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