Published: Mon, June 12, 2017
Sci-tech | By Jose Becker

Apple refreshes MacBook and MacBook Pro at WWDC 2017


But can the improvements under the bonnet justify the eye-popping prices?

One thing that hasn't changed about the MacBook is the colour choices. It replaces the 9.7-inch version, although Apple is keeping the 12.9-inch model, which it also refreshed at WWDC.

Here are all the details on what sets the new 10.5ins iPad Pro apart from its predecessor. The new display is also a little brighter, and a little faster-refreshing, all of which Apple says will make a big difference to how the users use it. The tech giant has now demonstrated how users can place a virtual lamp and coffee cup on to a real desk using the iPad Pro's camera.

Until then, here's a look at what's new inside of the 2017 iMac.

The 10.5 model starts at £619 for the 64GB version. This narrative can arguably be traced back to the company's 2013 Mac Pro design and only picked up steam following the release of Apple's 2016 MacBook Pro with the Touch Bar.

Seeing as the new version was just officially announced by Apple, it's no secret that it's now available for beta testing only by developers.

The 10.5-inch iPad Pro launches with prices ranging from $649 to $1,079. However, they will now come with twice the storage, making them more appealing from a VFM perspective. With the screen size of the iPad devices increasing, the Pro variant comes out with a almost 13 inched display, which is as big as the smaller MacBook devices.

Apple introduces new MacBook and iMac line at WWDC.

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If you're editing video footage with your iPad Pro, the expanded screen real estate, better Pencil reaction times and A10X chip will likely make for a smoother experience.

You can buy a new MacBook Pro directly from Apple online.

Both the MacBook Pro and Retina MacBook are still almost impossible to fix yourself. This feature gives you a narrow touchscreen above the keyboard.

Read our thoughts on the Apple MacBook Pro and the Apple MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. Of course, battery life varies and this has yet to be tested once the product is out in the market. This is almost Rs 20,000 more than than the $1299 pricing at which it has been launched in the US. That means you can connect the iMac to two 4k displays or one 5k display.

Read our first impressions of the iMac Pro. This model costs $2,399. Even so, with a 2.3GHz dual core i5 processor, it's anything but basic. Still, this change is mostly about the screen size. However, there is also the option of AMD Radeon Pro 555 with 2GB of VRAM or Radeon Pro 560 with 4GB of VRAM.

Apple offers two standard configuration and each model can be customised, which can drive up the price. You'll need to move up to the $1,599 version of the MacBook to get a larger 512GB SSD, along with a faster processor. Despite the stellar features, Apple has not confirmed new details, thus everything should be taken with a grain of salt in mind.

The new iMac lineup will available with macOS High Sierra coming this fall.

Apple's new iMac Pro is said to roll out later this year, but the speed bumped of the device is something that pro users can purchase today.

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