Apple teases ‘seriously badass’ iMac Pro and other new Macs at WWDC


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The iMac Pro looks amazing!
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Developers got treated to a new lineup of Macs today at WWDC 2017, including a sneak peek at a “seriously badass” iMac Pro coming later this year.

Apple updated both the iMac and MacBook Pro product lines with a bunch of new internal features. The new models bring brighter displays and more powerful CPUs that will make the Mac a VR gaming-machine — and they’re shipping today.

That’s all well and good, but the sneak peak at the upcoming iMac Pro really set heads spinning. The new high-spec machine will pack a sleeker design with a “seriously badass” space gray finish. It’s the most beautiful iMac Apple’s made, as well as the most powerful Mac ever.

The iMac Pro will be available with an 8-core, 10-core or 16-core processor and Radeon Vega graphics. Pricing will start at $4,999 when units go on sale in December.

New iMacs and MacBook Pros

As for the new iMacs that you can actually buy today … For the first time ever, Apple offers a 4K iMac that starts at $1,499. Paired with Apple’s new Metal 2 engine for graphics, the new Macs are Apple’s most powerful yet.

Intel Kaby Lake processors are being added inside the new iMacs. The new machines also pack new, super-fast Fusion drives. Three USB-C connectors have been added to the back, giving users Thunderbolt 3 speeds to hook up multiple peripherals.

All of the new internals are being brought over to the new MacBook Pro lineup. The new 13-inch MacBook Pro also starts at #1,499. All of the new machines go on sale today.