iMacs, MacBook Pro, MacBook Upgraded at WWDC
At WWDC event, Apple announced a plethora of updates for iOS, tvOS, watchOS and macOS. Along with software upgrades, the company took time to update the MacBook hardware too.
Apple MacBook Pro:
The 12-inch MacBook got a specs bump and now comes with Intel’s 7th gen Kaby Lake processor. The new CPUs are based on same 14-nm architecture but brings 20% improvement in processing power, battery life and more. The device gets a taste of Butterfly 2.0 keyboard mechanism that was first introduced with MacBook Pro series in late 2016. It enhances the key-travel to 0.5 mm and add a satisfying click while typing. The pricing remains the same at $1299.
All the three models of MacBook Pro line-up also get a taste of Kaby Lake processors. Besides the added processing power, the advancements in battery life should handle the most criticized aspect of MacBook Pros. The 13-inch base model without Touch Bar starts at $1499, the 13-inch Touch Bar model at $1799 and the 15-inch one with quad-core CPU comes with $2399 price tag.
It was about time for Apple to add Kaby Lake processors in MacBook. Intel is already working on next gen CPUs based on 10-nm architecture. Follow the full WWDC coverage here.
Apple’s MacBook has also been updated with 1.2GHz dual-core Intel Core m3 processor, 256GB SSD and 8GB RAM. The price is now $1,299 for the base variant. Apple’s MacBook with Intel Core i5 processor clocked at 1.3Ghz and coupled with 512GB storage will cost $1,599.
Apple has announced iMac 2017 with a new 4K and 5K display, more powerful graphics processors, new Thunderbolt 3, and faster storage as well. Apple’s new iMac will run macOS High Sierra, which will launch later this year in fall along with iOS 11, tvOS, and watchOS 4.
The 21.5-inch iMac with Retina 4K display has a resolution of 4096 x 2304 pixels, support for one billion colours and 500 nits of brightness with P3 Wide Colour gamut. The 27-inch iMac for 2017 gets a 5K display with 5120 x 2880 resolution and once again support for one billion colours, and brightness of 500 nits. Graphics on iMac are much more powerful across the line with the new Radeon Pro 500-series graphics with up to 8GB of vRAM. The 21.5-inch model delivers up to three times faster performance and the 27-inch model is up to 50 percent faster.