June 28, 2017

Apple Showcases New iMac Pro Workstation at WWDC

11 June 2017, 07:30 | Marie Dunn

The new iPad Pro are as powerful as the MacBook Pro 15 inches of 2016.

As previously predicted by KGI's Ming-Chi Kuo, WWDC was when Apple chose to launched their all new 10.5-inch iPad Pro that replaces the 9.7-inch iPad Pro that was launched just over a year ago. It's the best iPad Pro bargain you'll find. So how do the two new iPad versions fare against each other?

Apple has acknowledged that it needs to do better and on Monday it addressed some of these concerns by unveiling a new iMac Pro with super-fast Intel Xeon chips, Advanced Micro Devices Inc.'s Radeon Vega graphics processor, and up to 128 GB of pre-installed RAM.

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For me, the event was a satisfying affirmation that the company has not fallen behind its many competitors and is working on products and platforms that take advantage of the most interesting and potentially exciting new technologies across hardware, software and services that we've seen for some time.

But Apple's trumpeting of the iMac Pro left one analyst questioning the April statement that Apple is in the process of "completely rethinking" the Mac Pro, the top-tier workstation that has not been materially reworked in three and a half years.

There's also an update to the MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. The iPad Pro 12.9 only comes in space grey, silver and gold. If that doesn't work well, the extra audio enhancements won't be enough to keep the productive competitive in what is bound to be a rapidly evolving smart speaker market. Apple also announced some upgrades to the beloved MacBook line, which has always been a hit with creative entrepreneurs and small business owners alike.

In fact, the backlash against Apple was so strong that Tim Cook and other executives were forced to confront the criticism head on, with Cook stating the following during a company shareholder meeting earlier this year: "You will see us do more in the pro area". If you plan to do some serious typing, spreadsheets, and video editing, the Microsoft Surface Pro will give you more mileage. The iMac Pro doubles the latter to four total. The 12.9-inch model gains performance updates, and also a new sibling.

Aside from the display size, one of the physical features that's most noticeable is the new screen technology.

The most noticeable improvement is the 27-inch iMac's screen. All this means that for productivity, the Microsoft Surface Pro just can't be beat.

The added perk is that both slates are compatible with the Apple Smart Keyboard accessory and Apple Pencil so, in terms of features, it does not look like you will be losing out on much.

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The Apple iPad Pro 10.5 features the same rear and front cameras as the iPhone 7.

To supplement the internal hardware, it also comes with plenty of I/O ports to allow users to take advantage of all that compute power to run multiple HD displays.

Just as the new dock facilitates easier switching between apps and drag and drop simplifies moving media around inside them, the ability to store and access documents on an iPad in the same way you would a computer is incredibly useful.

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