Apple announces upgrades across all its Macs at WWDC 2017
- Author: Joe Gonzales Jun 08, 2017,
Jun 08, 2017, 1:43
Apple is also working on a completely redesigned next-generation Mac Pro, which is separate from this product.
"It's clearly about the hardware but also making Siri more obvious to consumers so you can see where she's getting smarter", said Carolina Milanesi, an analyst at Creative Strategies.
The iMac Pro will feature the same 27-inch (diagonal) Retina 5K display with 5120-by-2880 resolution that is found on the existing iMac. Following in the Apple "pod" and "pad" naming tradition, HomePod uses Siri's machine intelligence for awareness in order to judge the size of the room and decide on music volumes all by itself.
Yesterday at its annual WWDC keynote, Apple announced a whole bunch of new products, including upgraded MacBooks, iMacs, and even an all-new home speaker that is sure to spawn heated debates and opinions every moment from now until its eventual December launch. Nevertheless, the French Apple news site Consomac, uncovered regulatory filings for several Mac devices in Russian Federation, which suggest that Apple's new MacBook Pro 2017 could be rolling out soon, QZ reported.
Shipping as early as today, Apple's MacBook line got a refresh with Intel's Kaby Lake processors. Created to pair with an iPhone and play music via a user's Apple Music subscription, the device will also field queries and control other smart home devices thanks to Siri integration.
Apple has made a series of augmented reality acquisitions over the past three years, and the first major fruits of those deals were presented on Monday. The one difference is a drop to $1,299 for the entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro.
Apple also had time to show off a brand new iMac Pro coming to its range soon: fitted with a Xeon processor with up to 18 cores, Radeon Vega graphics, a maximum of 128GB of RAM, up to 4 TB of SSD drive storage and four Thunderbolt ports, this is a serious machine for serious users.
The dark grey computer sports a 27-inch, 5K display and will start at $US4999 ($6676) in the US.
The new iMac Pro looks to be a good solution for current iMac users who need to upgrade.
With minimal side bezels, it offers a 20% larger screen view than the 9.7-inch iPad Pro.