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Apple reveals the iMac Pro, its most powerful Mac ever

10 June 2017

iMac has ramped up its performance for 3D graphics, video editing and gaming, and with macOS High Sierra coming in September, it's goimg to be a great platform for virtual reality content creation.

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.

It's based on the 27-inch 5K iMac design, so you have that new display, offering increased brightness and better colours from its 10-bit panel, but internally, this is a machine built for professional power.

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But the Files app is, of course, of particular interest since this interface is so core to interfacing apps with your own files. While these unannounced changes are welcome and can prove to be useful, we are anxious that a few may open privacy risks.

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. The top-end iMac Pro with 18-core Xeon processor, 128GB ECC memory and 4TB SSD, will meanwhile, be capable of driving up to 44 million pixels simultaneously.

The 15-inch Macbook Pro with Touch Bar will cost $2,399.

The big news is a new model for Apple: the $5,000 iMac Pro, "a monster when it comes to graphics", according to Apple.

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User interface changes of the workout app and integration to gym equipment; and more features for developers will be coming. Despite the shift in focus, Apple has managed to make additional improvements to one of its favorite areas.

The MacBook Pro refresh is certainly more boring, as besides processor and RAM, most everything else remains the same.

The iMac Pro features a 27-inch Retina 5K display that supports 1 billion colors, confirming previous rumors that the specification will return from the 2015 edition of the iMac. The dedicated graphics card is from AMD's new workstation-class Vega series, which will allow up to 22 teraflops of half-precision floating point performance.

The iMac Pros will be available in December, 2017.

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It's not 100% clear yet whether the Files app will be rolling out to all iPad owners with access to iOS 11 or just the Pro range. Without the feature in place, the users will have to go for the longer route that involves logging through mobile web.

Apple stated that thermal issues were one of the core reasons that it was not able to move forward, but with that problem out of the way, it looks like all of you are graced with the iMac Pro. Aside from that, Apple also updated the regular iMac lineup with new 7th generation Intel Core i5 and i7 processors, Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports, up to 64GB of RAM and Apple's Fusion drives as standard. The iMac Pro, however, comes in a sleek space gray aluminum design with a matching matte wireless keyboard and other accessories. Included on a Mac for the first time is 10Gb Ethernet connectivity.

Apple reveals the iMac Pro, its most powerful Mac ever