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At its WWDC 2017 event in San Jose California, Apple has announced a host of updates for the Mac platform, centered around a new MacOS – High Sierra. Apart from faster and more efficient applications with Safari, Mail and Photos Apple has significantly updated the video and graphics, with a new HEVC (H265) encoding support for 4K HDR video support and new Metal 2 API that now supports VR, enabling all Macs running High Sierra to support VR applications and games.

Alongside the upcoming MacOS High Sierra Apple has completely refreshed both the iMac and MacBook ranges.

iMacs will now come with Intel’s latest Kaby Lake processors up to i7 4.2 GHz with Turbo Boost, higher memory capacities, brighter displays, HEDC hardware support, faster SSDs, 2x USB-Pro connectors for Thunderbolt 3 and the latest Radeon Pro 300 series GPU with up to 8GB of vRAM.

The MacBook and MacBook Pro also gets the latest Kaby lake processors, with the MacBook now featuring Kaby Lake processors up to 1.3 GHz Core i7 with Turbo Boost up to 3.6 GHz and up to 50 percent faster SSD while the updated 13-inch MacBook Pro features Kaby Lake processors up to 3.5 GHz Core i7 with Turbo Boost up to 4.0 GHz, and the 15-inch MacBook Pro goes up to 3.1 GHz Core i7 with Turbo Boost up to 4.1 GHz. Even the 13-inch MacBook Air has now been updated with a 1.8 GHz processor.
The updated iMac, MacBook, MacBook Pro and MacBook Air are available to order today on apple.com/sg, and available to buy in Apple Stores starting on Wednesday, June 7. Additional technical specifications, configure-to-order options and accessories are available online at apple.com/sg/mac.

Shawn Chung
The Editor

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