WWDC 2017: Apple announces new iMac range

Apple's Phil Schiller talks about the new Home Pod speaker at WWDC.                  James Martin  CNET

Prices start at $1,099 and go up to $1,799, including a $1,299 4K model.

Apple's vice president of Hardware Engineering John Ternus says, "This will be our fastest and most powerful Mac ever, which brings workstation-class computing to iMac for the first time".

The 27.5-inch Retina iMac starting price is unchanged at Rs. 1,48,900, while the two higher-end configurations are expensive by Rs. 1,000 each at Rs. 1,65,900, and Rs. 1,89,900 respectively.

Coming along with the new processors is an update to Intel's Iris Pro Graphics 640, which offers better overall performance. Other features include a 27-inch 5K display, four Thunderbolt 3 ports and 10GB Ethernet.

Apple has refreshed the entire lineup with new displays that are at 500 nits 43 percent brighter than the screens found on the current iMacs.




Along with the new iMac internals, the new models will come with a pair of USB-C ports, as well as Apple's hybrid fusion hard drives, standard. They also have heftier discrete graphics: either a 2GB Radeon Pro 555 or a 4GB Radeon Pro 560, which are an upgrade from the 2GB Radeon Pro 450 and 455 and the 4GBRadeon Pro 460 found in earlier models. It works more smoothly with 4K video, too, but since the MacBook's display isn't that sharp, those increases will likely go unnoticed by the majority of buyers.

Updates to the 12-inch MacBook and flagship 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pros also included Intel's Kaby Lake processors to make the laptops more efficient, and could result in improved battery life. The 12-inch MacBook was last updated earlier previous year with faster chips and a rose gold colour option. However, the CPU's clock speed has been given a marginal increase from 1.6GHz to 1.8GHz, with the same Core i5 Broadwell chip.

Apple's HomePod attracted the biggest crowd at the WWDC hands-on area.

The Pro seems to be designed specifically with virtual reality (VR) and heavy graphics rendering workloads in mind, much of which will be powered by the new Radeon Pro Vega GPU. Apple has integrated AMD Radeon Pro 500 in its next generation of iMac Pro.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Apple Watch to get new features, Siri to be more intelligent
Jun 07, 2017 - 16:41
As a celebration of diversity and inclusion, Apple is also offering a Pride Edition Woven Nylon in rainbow stripe. There's also new full-face album art designs arranged in a deck of cards that are easier to swipe through.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump will not block ex-FBI director's testimony
Jun 06, 2017 - 06:38
Senator Chuck Schumer, the top Democrat in the Senate, said he expected Comey's testimony would not be his last before Congress. A second White House official confirmed that the issue is under review.

Ariana Grande's all-star concert raises $13 million for Manchester attack victims
Jun 06, 2017 - 06:36
Additional security measures were put in place for the concert, with police warning that everyone would be searched. The all-star show was held to remember the victims of the suicide bombing at an Ariana Grande concert on May 22nd.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Master Murray schools Khachanov to ease into French Open last eight
Jun 06, 2017 - 06:29
Former French Open champion Stan Wawrinka and two runners-up will complete their fourth-round matches on Monday at Roland Garros . Nishikori beat Murray in a dramatic five-setter 1-6 6-4 4-6 6-1 7-5 previous year to reach the semi-finals at Flushing Meadows.

Police investigation into dealership shooting may end soon
Jun 05, 2017 - 08:14
Frightening cell phone video showed the moment two bounty hunters engaged in a deadly confrontation with a fugitive. A shooting inside a Texas vehicle dealership has left a fugitive and two bounty hunters that were chasing him dead.

Ferrari ends long wait for victory at Monaco GP
Jun 05, 2017 - 08:01
We just need to make sure we are ahead of them so we are not in the same scenario as we are today", the Briton explained. I might be in the way, I might need to give Valtteri that upper hand. "And this is the new reality at the moment".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Daniel Summerhays takes advantage of Jason Dufner collapse at Memorial
Jun 04, 2017 - 06:32
Lingmerth, who picked up his first PGA Tour victory at the Memorial two years ago, also bogeyed his last hole. Daniel Summerhays joined Spieth at 66, while Justin Thomas and Lucas Glover were at 67.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Multiple casualties reported in London Bridge, Borough Market incidents
Jun 04, 2017 - 06:31
A witness who was on the bridge told the BBC she saw a speeding van veer onto the pavement, striking as many as six people. Gerard Vowls told The Guardian newspaper that he saw a woman being stabbed by three men at the south end of London Bridge.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Thursday at the Indy 500: Fernando Alonso, Media Day, Vegas picks
Jun 03, 2017 - 07:23
Instead, he is driving a complete season for Ed Carpenter Racing, which has given him time to develop trust and communication with his crew and teammate.

WWE Smackdown: Women's Money in the Bank Ladder Match announced
Jun 02, 2017 - 02:14
Lana has yet to debut on 'Smackdown Live,' but has been training at NXT live events and with her husband, Rusev . Mojo Rawley, Luke Harper, and Tye Dillinger beat Aiden English and The Ascension in a six-man tag.

Trump Might Give Back Russian Diplomatic Compounds
Jun 02, 2017 - 02:14
A former adviser to Obama told The Post that they had "no intention" of returning the compounds to Russian Federation . The Kremlin has opposed the project since 2014, when the USA issued sanctions related to Ukraine.

Ex-FBI director Comey to testify on Russian Federation probe next week
Jun 02, 2017 - 02:13
Senators will also likely ask Comey about his relationship with the president in the weeks leading up to his firing . The FBI separately declined a request from the House Oversight Committee to turn over Comey's memos.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top 'No pressure' on Ajax ahead of Europa League final against Manchester United
Jun 02, 2017 - 02:09
The 16-year-old Gomes became the youngest debutant since Duncan Edwards and the first millennial to appear in the top-flight, and Harrop stated that Sunday's clash is a big day for the club's academy.

AMD Exhibits PC Innovation Leadership at Computex 2017
Jun 01, 2017 - 01:19
The company's previously-unveiled Radeon Vega Frontier Edition , meanwhile, has received an official launch date of June 27th. Last were the announcements of Ryzen CPUs and RX 500 GPUs being integrated into the mobile platform of laptops and notebooks.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top John Clayton Confirms He's Out at ESPN, But Is 'Keeping the Ponytail'
Jun 01, 2017 - 01:18
Clayton is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, as he has been enshrined in the writer's wing of the Canton, Ohio museum. Amidst the layoffs, ESPN has constantly defended their dedication to journalism and their news reporting capabilities.