Apple CEO Tim Cook has taken to the stage again to introduce a new generation of Apple products, including the new Mac Pro, revamped MacBook Pro with Retina display and OS X Mavericks.
In case last night’s Red Bull-fuelled tweets left you a bit lost and the thought of wading through individual posts fills you with dread, we’re rounding up all the news here. Keep reading to find out more.
Mac Pro: Apple’s gentle giant
One eighth the volume of the previous generation and near-silent thanks to a new cooling system, the 2013 Mac Pro is also extremely powerful. With an Ivy Bridge E5 processor capable of supporting up to 12 cores, flash storage that’s up to 10 times faster than the previous version’s SATA hard drive and dual AMD FirePro GPUs as standard, this is the go-to machine for any creatives looking to tackle a 4K workflow.
Mac Pro 2013 key specs:
• 256GB (configurable up to 1TB)
• 12GB DDR3 3CC memory (configurable up to 64GB)
• Dual AMD FirePro D300 or D500 graphics cards as standard
• 3.7GHz Intel Xeon E5 quad core (configurable to 2.7GHz 12 core)
• 6x Thunderbolt 2.0 ports
MacBook Pro with Retina display: Leaner, meaner and armed with a 2MP camera
As with June’s MacBook Air refresh, the new MacBook Pro with Retina display is all about helping you work faster for longer. New Haswell processors and Intel Iris integrated graphics guarantee you faster performance (up to three times faster, in the case of Iris), while a lighter design and new camera are the top cosmetic changes. MacBook Pro with Retina display is available to order now.
13″ MacBook Pro with Retina display key specs:
• Retina display
• 2.4GHz dual core i5 (configurable up to 2.8GHz dual core i7)
• 4GB DRAM (configurable up to 16GB)
• Iris Graphics
• 128GB SSD (configurable up to 1TB)
15″ MacBook Pro with Retina display key specs:
• Retina display
• 2.0GHz quad core i7 (configurable up to 2.6GHz quad core i7)
• 8GB DRAM (configurable up to 16GB)
• Iris Pro Graphics
• 256GB SSD (configurable up to 1TB)
OS X Mavericks – Making waves on the desktop
Among a fresh batch of Apple announcements last night was news that OS X Mavericks is now available to download following months of testing since its launch at WWDC earlier in the year. And the best part of this new release is that it’s completely free!
From iBooks and Maps making their way to the Mac to improved support for multiple displays (yes!) we are expecting big things from this new version of the Mac OS. Here’s a rundown of just some of the new features you’ll find in this latest release!
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