Apple’s SVP of Worldwide Marketing promised a while back that the company would launch new and updated macOS devices targeted towards the professional customer, and they’re fulfilling that statement with the announcement of updated MacBook Pros and now, updated iMacs.
The refreshed iMacs come with better displays, and faster specs, all under the same enclosure. When looking at the new display, they now have 500 nits of brightness with 1 billion colors. That’s a 43 percent increase in brightness compared to the last generation. When looking at the hardware specs, discrete graphics now comes standard on the 4K 21.5-inch model. Like with the new MacBook Pros, the new iMacs are using Intel’s latest Kaby Lake processors, while getting a RAM increase of 32GB on the 21.5-inch model and up to 64GB of the 27-inch one.
Both iMacs also now have Thunderbolt 3 support, just like the MacBook Pro lineup. Fusion Drives will be standard on the 27-inch and high-end 21.5-inch models. Iris Plus 640 graphics will be supported on the 21.5-inch, alongside Radeon Pro 555 and 560 for the 4K 21.5-inch model. The 27-inch variant receives Radeon Pro 570, 575 and 580 GPU’s however. With the improved GPU hardware and macOS High Sierra improvements, the new iMacs will have a greater emphasis on VR creation this time around. Alongside the announcement of the updated iMac’s, Apple also previewed the iMac Pro, which will be their most powerful iMac to date.
The base model iMac starts at $1,099, while the 4K 21-inch model starts at $1299 and tops out at $1,799. What do you think of the refreshed iMacs? Let us know in the comments down below – or on any of our social media pages. Get caught up on all of our WWDC 2017 coverage right here.