Apple Announces the Most Powerful Mac Workstation Ever (Plus MacBook Updates)

"Billed as "the most powerful Mac ever", the top of the range model will feature an 18-core processor that supports up to 4TB of SSD memory and comes with a 5K 27" retina display. It also comes with a beautifully crisp 27-inch Retina 5K display, ideal working on advanced graphics editing, virtual reality content creation and real-time 3D rendering.

The $1,299 price point is attractive to power users, as that is the point where you'll start to pay for premium features like all-aluminum clamshells, and higher-than-full-HD screens, as well as more memory, storage, and power than budget and midrange laptops.

The iMac Pro comes with a 5K display, previously seen on the "iMac with Retina display" and follows the same design, albeit with a lot more power under the hood.

The new iPad Pro tablets won't ship till next week, but that hasn't stopped retailers from clamoring for your dollars. As a quick refresher, Apple's flagship MacBook Pro was derided for being overpriced and under-powered, with many users lamenting the fact that Apple's pro-oriented machine could only support 16GB of RAM. The Kaby Lake-based MacBook Pro series was much asked for and Apple did deliver it during the recent WWDC 2017. Two months ago, executives took the unprecedented step of responding to critics who panned the October 2016 MacBook Pro models as unsuitable for enterprise and professional tasks like video editing, engineering work and high-end design. With all the improvements and updates coming our way, it looks like Apple "cranked it up to 11" with the next iOS.Apple has announced iOS 11 at their latest developer conference and this free software update will be released to consumers this autumn.Apple has also finally stopped selling the iPad mini 2, so that could be chopped too.

Apple 12.9-inch iPad Pro 256GB and 512GB WiFi variants are priced at Rs 73,900 and Rs 89,900 respectively.

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.

There's also an update to the MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. There's also a better entry level price on the 13-inch MacBook Pro, that start at $1,299 now.

Maxon's Cinebench R15 graphics test is a bit old by now, but the 27-inch iMac with the upgraded AMD graphics card hit 105.8 frames per second in OpenGL which is quick, and an impressive 592 in the CPU test.

Apple also revealed Mac OS High Sierra. What will you get in return? Apple says it's the firm's "best display ever" and it shows: with a blinding 500 nits of brightness spread across all 14.7 million pixels.

So what's this new iMac like to use?

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