Apple announces new iMac at WWDC
Apple has announced updates to its iMac lineup at WWDC, giving its desktop more powerful specifications with latest Intel chips.
The new iMac comes with Kaby Lake processor with clock speed of 4.2 GHz which can be overclocked up to 4.5 GHz.
Along with a new display, which is 43 percent brighter than the previous generation.
The 21.5-inch model comes with RAM up to 32 GB, while the 27-inch model comes with Ram up to 64 GB, twice of what they offered before.
The new iMacs are also having two Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports.
While iMac Pro will ship with an 8-core Xeon processor, with configurations that scale up to an 18-core Xeon processor and have 128GB of ECC memory, up to 4TB 3Gbps SSD, 4x Thunderbolt ports.
Graphics cards are getting updated in the new iMacs, too. The 21.5-inch model will have an Intel Iris Plus 640 GPU. While the 4K 21.5-inch models will get Radeon Pro 555 and 560 graphics cards.
Meanwhile, the 27-inch 5K model will have a choice of Radeon Pro 570, 575, and 580 graphics cards, with 8GB of VRAM. Those new GPUs, along with updates in the MacOS High Sierra, also means that the new iMacs will support VR. While iMac Pro will have Radeon Vega graphics with 22 Teraflops of power and the ability to render 44 million pixels.
While the design of the iMac stays unchanged from the outside. It’s still a significant update, given that it’s been almost two years since Apple last updated the desktop line in October 2015.
John Ternus, Apple’s Vice President of Hardware Engineering, announced the latest generation of iMac models with prices starting at $1,099 for the 21.5-inch iMac, 21.5-inch iMac Retina 4K at $1,099, while iMac Retina 5K 27-inch starts at $1,799. The iMac Pro will start shipping this December starting at $4,999.