IMac Pro Is Apple's New Super-Powered Workhorse

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In April, Apple confirmed that new iMac desktops - a line not updated since 2015 - were due to appear this year, although it was not known at the time whether the tech giant would choose to reveal them at WWDC. The low-power Y-series chips the MacBook uses see the biggest performance boost from the Kaby Lake upgrade, and Apple has also added the refined butterfly switch keyboard introduced in the MacBook Pros a year ago. The company just announced all-new updates to the iMac, including 7th-gen Intel Core "Kaby Lake" processors, improved display performance, and up to 32GB of memory on the 21.5-inch model, and 64GB of memory on the 27-inch model.

The iMac Pro will begin shipping in December this year, though it will cost you $4999.99. Be sure to follow along with TMO's coverage from the event. "Apple announced that it's partnering with Valve to bring the SteamVR SDK to the Mac, and the new graphics options for the 27" version offer the hardware foundation required to power VR headsets for folks who prefer to create VR experiences in macOS. Graphics and storage are faster, the display is brighter and the new iMac models support double the RAM. What do you guys think of the iMac Pro?

MacBook and MacBook Pros are getting updates as well.

The 27-inch Retina 5K's graphics will move up as well with the Radeon 570, 575, and 580 and up to 8 GB of VRAM, making it a better platform for VR developers.

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It's not clear what price it will be in the United Kingdom when they begin shipping here - but Apple is known for not making much of a conversion. Although, there aren't any new flourishes here, the MacBook Pro is still arguably one of the best built laptops on the market.

Apple also released its first ever portable speaker unit equipped with Siri built-in, but we'll give you the rundown in today's Shut Up & Take My Money.

Apple's new iPad Pro features a 10.5-inch display, offering 20 percent more screen estate than the previous 9.7 inch iPad Pro.

All this processing power jargon will ensure users can run advanced graphics editing, virtual reality content creation and real-time 3D rendering at their fingertips. The 15-inch MacBook Pro now comes standard with more powerful discrete graphics with more video memory, and the 13-inch MacBook Pro adds a new $1,299 (US) configuration.

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