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

Now, Apple wants a refresh for its MacBook Pro as announced at the ongoing WWDC 2017 event through the opening keynote, Engadget reported. The Apple WWDC 2017 provided you with all of that vital information in its annual showcase of new software and technology.

"The new iPad Pro comes in three different memory configurations (64, 256, 512 GB) and the prices start at $649 (10.5") and $799 (12.9"). They will be available in Saddle Brown, Taupe, Midnight Blue, and Black color options. Apple also announced some upgrades to the beloved MacBook line, which has always been a hit with creative entrepreneurs and small business owners alike. That is joined by the 12-core GPU which, says Apple, is 40-percent faster than the A9X. After picking the base model, you can choose a unique cocktail of specifications based on what kind of performance you need, including processor (i5 or i7), memory (8, 16, 32, or 64GB), and storage capacity (1, 2, or 3 terabyte Fusion Drive, or 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB solid state drive).

And though the iMac Pro won't ship until December, the fact that Apple announced it so far in advance was a subtle nod to users who have grown impatient with slower product upgrades over the years. No UK price has been revealed yet, although we wouldn't expect you'd get much change out of £5,000.

Apple's vice president of Product Marketing Greg Joswiak emphasises the iPad Pro will completely take the device's functionality to a whole new level.

To start with the new iPad Pro models, the 10.5-inch iPad Pro will be available in Silver, Space Gray, Gold and Rose Gold colour versions. While there's no major overhaul happening, all of these make for solid speed upgrades unless you bought a new MacBook Pro past year.

Apple has also been working on the design of the iPad Pro, and there's a reason that the 9.7-inch model is now obsolete. The advanced Retina display is Apple's brightest iPad display yet and features antireflective coating. The 27-inch all-in-one features a 5K display and processors from Intel's Xeon range of server and workstation chips.

If you are planning to upgrade your iMac or are new to Apple's ecosystem this new desktop won't disappoint.

That's the direction Apple seems to be taking with MacBook Air and iPad Pro.

Before you throw down more than $1,000, the big question is whether or not it's worth upgrading if you already have an iMac.

iOS 11 will be coming in the Autumn, and Apple CEO Tim Cook tells us that this update is "turned up to 11".

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