Apple has finally announced an upgraded iMac lineup at its WWDC keynote event in San Jose, California. The refreshed iMac range gets a slew of upgrades along with the latest Intel Kaby Lake processor.
Along with the addition of Intel’s latest 7th generation Kaby Lake processors, the new iMac line-up now offers 500 nits of brightness. The company touts it as the best display ever seen on a Mac, which churns out 43 percent improved brightness over its predecessor.
Elsewhere, the 21.5-inch model can be upgraded with up to 32GB of RAM, while the 27-inch model can be configured with up to 64GB of RAM. Also, the company has overhauled the graphics card in the updated iMac. The base 21.5-inch model gets an Intel Iris Plus 640 GPU, while 4K versions of the same come with Radeon Pro 555 and 560 graphics cards.
On the other hand, the top-of-the-line 27-inch 5K model will come in a choice of either Radeon Pro 570, 575, and 580 graphics cards, bundled with a maximum VRAM of 8GB. Not to forget, the new iMac range will also support VR, thanks to new GPUs along with new updates rolled out in macOS High Sierra.
The new lineup also features two Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports, making them the first desktop computer from Apple to feature the new port standard.
The new iMacs will go on sale later today or by tomorrow. The 21.5-inch model has been priced at $1099 while the 4K 21.5-inch variant gets a price tag of $1299.
Besides, Apple also showcased the upcoming iMac Pro ahead of its official release around the end of the year. The company calls it the ‘most powerful Mac ever’ and flaunts a space gray casing.
Key specs on the new iMac Pro include four Thunderbolt 3 ports with support for up to two 5K displays, a 1080p FaceTime camera, along with features such as real-time 3D rendering, and much more. Keys specs include a 5K screen, 8-core Xeon processor bundled with 32GB ECC memory, along with 10GB Ethernet.
The new iMac Pro arrives in December 2017 and will start at $4999.