Apple refreshes hardware lineup with new MacBook Pro, iMac
The Apple Worldwide Developers Conference is still three weeks away, and will bring with it a glimpse into what’s next for Apple as the company reveals some of its latest hardware and software. And while the event still promises to be news-packed, Apple isn’t saving all of its upcoming toys for the Moscone Center, and today announces some new entries in the computer side of its hardware lineup.
First up, we’ve got an updated 15-inch MacBook Pro, one bringing advancements like a Force Touch trackpad and faster flash memory. This new 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display is supposed to be able to access its flash storage up to 2.5 times faster than previous generations, all while stretching battery life to the tune of an extra hour. The base model runs a 2.2 GHz quad-core Intel Core i7, has 16GB RAM, 256GB flash, and costs about $2,000.
We also see the arrival of a slightly retooled 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display, now priced as low as $2,000. The big news there is the price cut, though Apple does change the hardware a little, too. For that money you’ll get a 3.3 GHz quad-core Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 1TB drive, and AMD Radeon R9 M290 graphics.
For the rest of Apple’s new gear – including a possible new Apple TV – we’ll have to patiently wait for June.