Will Apple's MacBook Air laptops vanish for good?

Posted June 07, 2017

Apple's all-in-one iMac has gone Pro with powerful new processors and graphics created to meet the needs of professional users. The iMacs will now be fitted with Intel's 7th-gen Kaby Lake processors and can be specced with more memory than ever before: up to 32GB on the 21.5-inch display models and up to 64GB of memory on the 27-inch models. The iMacs in the Retina type will now be available at price points of Rs.1,48,900, Rs.1,65,900 and Rs. 1,89,900 respectively.

The iMac is getting an upgrade.

In addition to updated iMacs, MacBooks and MacBook Pros, today at Apple's WWDC conference the company unveiled its new high-end workstation called the iMac Pro, featuring the same all-in-one design, but packed with enough power to make this the most powerful Mac computer to date, claims Apple.

The biggest MacBook Pro news is that Apple is now using Intel's Kaby Lake processors. Even on those 21-inch models without Fusion Drives, storage is getting larger and faster, with up to 2TB of solid-state drive storage.

Apple's announcement on Monday comes just two months after exec Phil Schiller said that the company was "in the process of completely rethinking the Mac Pro".

The 13-inch MacBook Air also got a faster processor in a rare update.

Talking about the new MacBook, it enables support for up to 1.3 GHz Core i7 along with Turbo Boost up to 3.6 GHz.

We also learned that the machine won't have user accessible RAM, but Apple will be offering some of its usual upgrade options at the time of purchase.

Apple showed off the line: 21.5-inch iMacs start at $1099.

As someone who has a thing for workstations - whether from Apple, Dell, HP - I can say I am thoroughly impressed with the iMac Pro.

After unveiling the refreshed iMac desktops and MacBook Pro, AMD's Senior Vice President and Chief Architect disclosed the benchmark to the public.

The MacBook Pro 2017 model is nearly certainly going to be shown, but fans who are looking forward to an external overhaul shouldn't get their hopes up as Apple is likely just going to upgrade the machine's internal modules.