Apple reveals the iMac Pro, its most powerful Mac ever

Apple reveals the iMac Pro, its most powerful Mac ever

Apple reveals the iMac Pro, its most powerful Mac ever

These new iMacs will feature seventh-gen Kaby Lake processors from Intel. The I/O upgrade involves two USB-C connectors that support Thunderbolt 3. All 27-inch models along with some of the higher-end 21.5 inch iMacs will get a Fusion Drive.

The new software also contains a "Do Not Disturb While Driving" mode, which Apple says will help prevent iPhones distracting those behind the wheel, and a new "Files" app that resembles a traditional computer file system for viewing and organising documents. Power users will be happy to learn that discrete graphics will be standard in those models. It's AMD all the way. The 27-inch iMac will be outfitted with Radeon Pro 570, 575 and 580 with support for up to 8GB VRAM.

Pricing has come down a bit. There's also a 21.5-inch iMac with a 4K Retina display starting at $1,299 (roughly £1,005, AU$1,735). The 12.9-inch iPad Pro is available in silver, space gray and gold and starts at $799 (US) for the 64GB Wi-Fi model and $929 (US) for the 64GB Wi-Fi + Cellular model. Expect faster processing, particularly for video.

The tech giant said that its iMac Pro will start at $5,000 and that it would start shipping in December. It's not the most exciting of updates, with Apple instead touting reworked Mail and Photos apps and improvements to Safari, including autoplay blocking and intelligent tracking protection.

Besides the better display, and improved guts, the new iPad Pro has a nicer camera-which you should never ever use at a concert-and up to 10 hours of battery life. Apple seems to finally be caving in to power users' concerns, with professional types previously shoehorned into getting either the regular 27in 5K iMac or the now four-year-old Mac Pro.

Also anticipated to be unveiled at WWDC 2017 include a refreshed MacBook lineup, ranging from the MacBook and the MacBook Pro to the MacBook Air.

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