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Apple announces all-new iMac, MacBook updates

June 5th, 2017 at 1:45 PM
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Apple’s WWDC 2017 is fully underway, and the news out of the show is already starting to get people excited. The company just announced all-new updates to the iMac, including 7th-gen Intel Core “Kaby Lake” processors, improved display performance, and up to 32GB of memory on the 21.5-inch model, and 64GB of memory on the 27-inch model.

Along with the new iMac internals, the new models will come with a pair of USB-C ports, as well as Apple’s hybrid fusion hard drives, standard. The displays on the new iMacs gain a significant boost in maximum brightness, making them approximately 43% brighter than the previous models.

Apple showed off how powerful the new iMac hardware is via a fancy VR demonstration — showcasing the “native VR support” in High Sierra — that was pretty impressive, though it’s obviously difficult to get a feel for how it would perform in person without going hands-on. Prices start at $1,099 and go up to $1,799, including a $1,299 4K model.

On the MacBook front, Apple announced that its notebook lineup will be getting an upgrade to Kaby Lake processors, as well as SSDs that are 50% faster than the previous versions. The prices remain largely the same across the board, aside from a newly-cheaper 13-inch MacBook Pro for $1,299.

All iMac and MacBook Pro updates are shipping starting today.

The updates are definitely welcome, especially on the MacBook Pro front, so if you’ve been waiting to snag a new Mac for months, now might be the time.

Want more WWDC 2017 news? We’re covering every bit of news from Apple’s big event on our WWDC 2017 hub.

Mike Wehner has reported on technology and video games for the past decade, covering breaking news and trends in VR, wearables, smartphones, and future tech.

Most recently, Mike served as Tech Editor at The Daily Dot, and has been featured in USA Today,, and countless other web and print outlets. His love of reporting is second only to his gaming addiction.

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