Apple squelches commitment critics with new iMacs

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As a developers conference, it's no surprise that Apple's WWDC keynote today - not to mention its scheduled programs for the rest of the week - will primarily focus on software.

Apple has refreshed the entire lineup with new displays that are at 500 nits 43 percent brighter than the screens found on the current iMacs.

In essence, the iMac Pro is meant to replace the dustbin-shaped Mac Pro that Apple launched in 2013 and quickly forgot about afterwards.

The iMac range now starts at Rs. 90,900 for the 21.5-inch non-Retina model, a price drop of Rs. 1,000, though you do get newer internals. They will also feature new SSD's with support for configurations up to 2TB.

Want some more awesome specs? iMac Pro also supports up to 4TB of SSD and up to 128GB of ECC memory, and with four Thunderbolt 3 ports can connect to up to two high-performance RAID arrays and two 5K displays at the same time.

Updates to the 12-inch MacBook and flagship 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pros also included Intel's Kaby Lake processors to make the laptops more efficient, and could result in improved battery life.

The biggest MacBook Pro news is that Apple is now using Intel's Kaby Lake processors.

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Now the iMacs are great machines but they have never been considered as professional workstation replacement, until now. The GPU's powering this beast will be AMD's soon to be released VEGA platform with up to 16GB of VRAM and 400 GB/s of bandwidth.

The iMac Pro, which will be available in a sleek and sexy space grey color, has presently only been shown off to the audience.

The iMac Pro also comes with up to 128GB of memory and 4GB of flash storage. The new iMac Pro will be available in December of this year.

At the back of the room was a single iMac Pro to look at, but not to touch. It's the most powerful iMac that Apple has unveiled till date.

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