Apple Refreshes the Entire MacBook Line Up, and I'm Pissed

The Latest: Apple to showcase new features for its gadgets

At its annual conference for app developers on Monday, Apple teased the iMac Pro, its first professional-grade desktop since the flashy Mac Pro redesign from 2013. Of course all of these models have the newer display, better processors, Fusion Drive, and new graphics cards as well.

Graphics will be provided by a Radeon Vega with up to 16GB of VRAM memory that can power multiple 4K displays, or up to 44 million pixels at any given time, if you can find a screen that large. With its new thermal design, the device has a more efficient cooling capacity without getting away from similar thin iMac build.

Fitted with up to 18-core Xeon processors, up to 128GB of memory, and up to 22 Teraflops of graphics computation, this new machine is being pitched as Apple's most powerful Mac ever.

iMac and MacBook Pro models received welcome updates, but most improvements are under the hood. That said, rumor has it that Apple may also make a few surprise hardware announcements as well, including a new edgeless 10.5-inch iPad and a long-rumored Siri-based speaker created to go head to head with Amazon's Echo and Google Home. Both will get two USB-C connectors with Thunderbolt 3. The displays on the new iMacs gain a significant boost in maximum brightness, making them approximately 43% brighter than the previous models.

There's also updates to the "standard" iMac range. The iMacs will now be fitted with Intel's 7th-gen Kaby Lake processors and can be specced with more memory than ever before: up to 32GB on the 21.5-inch display models and up to 64GB of memory on the 27-inch models.

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The solid-state-drives (SSDs) in the new MacBook Pro are faster as well-up to 50 percent over the SSD in the previous models, according to Apple.

There's also a retina 4K display and discrete graphics added to the £1,249 21.5-inch iMac.

As someone who has a thing for workstations - whether from Apple, Dell, HP - I can say I am thoroughly impressed with the iMac Pro. It could go much, much higher if iPhone 8 is a barn-burner of a new model.

The iMac Pro will be available in December.

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