Apple Inc. (AAPL)’s Latest Kid On The Block Launched For $2,000


Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has released a 27-inch iMac and a 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display. The updated devices feature powerful specs and are powered by Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC)’s Core processors. The devices also feature Force Touch technology. Both devices are on sale now directly from Apple.

When it comes to the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has brought flash storage that provides faster performance, at 2.5 times the rate of the previous version. The battery life of the device has also been bumped up, offering nine hours of Web browsing or nine hours of iTunes movies playback.

The new MacBook Pro ships with Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMD)’s Radeon R9 M370X graphics.

New MacBook Pro pricing

The standard 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display is powered by Intel’s Core i7 chip and features processor speed of 2.2 GHz. The device also comes with 16GB of RAM and 256GB of flash storage and starts at $1,999. The higher model features Intel Core i7 chip, gives 2.5 GHz of processor speed, comes with 16GB of RAM and offers 512GB of SSD storage. The price of the new, higher-end MacBook starts at $2,499.

The new iMac story

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s new iMac comes with 5K Retina display and is powered by a 3.3 GHz Intel Core i5 processor. On the graphics side, the device features AMD’s Radeon R9 M290 card. The base model of the new iMac ships with 8GB of RAM and comes with 1TB of HDD. The inclusion of a standard storage hard-drive in the entry-level new iMac replaces the Fusion Drive and the impact of that development can be seen on the reduced cost.

The higher-end model of the new iMac starts at $2,299 and is powered by a 3.5 GHz Intel Core i5 chip and has 8GB of RAM and 1 TB Fusion Drive. On the graphics side, the device features an AMD Radeon R9 M290X graphic card.

By including Force Touch technology in the updated hardware, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is opening up an opportunity for users to do more with the devices.

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