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Topic: Current Hardware

Which iMac Pro configuration is right for you?

12/14/2017, 03:12 pm

If you've got questions about which iMac Pro to get, AppleInsider has answers in a video breaking down the specs of the machine -- and how much it's going to cost you.

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Apple ships first self-branded Thunderbolt 3 cable in wake of iMac Pro launch

12/14/2017, 03:12 pm

Apple began selling its first-ever self-branded Thunderbolt 3 cable on Thursday, timed alongside the introduction of the iMac Pro, which has four Thunderbolt/USB-C ports for monitors, external storage, and other add-ons.

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AppleCare+ price for iMac Pro remains unchanged at $169 despite new machine's cost

12/14/2017, 01:12 pm

Apple is making the decision for customers acquiring the iMac Pro to pick up AppleCare+ with their purchase easier, by keeping the price of the extended warranty service the same as for the iMac despite the increase in hardware cost.

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18-core iMac Pro starts at $7,399, ships in 6-8 weeks, can be maxed out for $13,199

12/14/2017, 09:12 am

The start of iMac Pro sales means customers now know exactly how much their custom configurations will cost, and when they are expected to ship. Buyers interested in the top-of-the-line desktop can expect to fork over more than $7,000 for an 18-core beast, though it won't ship until February.

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Apple begins selling $4999 27-inch iMac Pro with 8-core CPU, deliveries arrive Dec. 27

12/14/2017, 09:12 am

Apple on Thursday kicked off sales of the iMac Pro, its first all-in-one professional-grade desktop, packing 8 Intel Xeon processing cores and 32 gigabytes of RAM into the entry-level $4,999 model. The first orders via Apple's website arrive just after Christmas.

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Apple updates AirPort firmware with KRACK vulnerability fix

12/12/2017, 04:12 pm

Amid rumors that Apple has ceased development of new Wi-Fi routers, the company on Tuesday pushed out an update for existing AirPort devices that patches a critical "KRACK Attack" vulnerability made public earlier this year.

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iMac Pro debuts custom Apple T2 chip to handle secure boot, password encryption, more

12/12/2017, 03:12 pm

Apple's iMac Pro desktop will also sport an a new custom chip dubbed the T2, serving as a secure enclave for encrypted keys, giving users the ability to lock down their Mac's boot process and also handling system functions like the camera, audio control, and managing the solid-state hard drive.

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Apple's iMac Pro comes with special black Lightning-to-USB cable

12/12/2017, 12:12 pm

One small perk of the upcoming iMac Pro is a black Lightning-to-USB cable, until now unavailable from Apple.

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iMac Pro testing shows 10-core model dramatically faster than any other Mac on intensive tasks

12/12/2017, 11:12 am

Two more iMac Pro impressions have been posted, with benchmarks from both showing massive gains in processing power in the iMac Pro over older models -- plus the inclusion of AVX-512 vector processing optimization in the W-series Xeon processor giving an added push to properly optimized apps.

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Apple's 14- & 18-core iMac Pro configurations won't ship until 2018

12/12/2017, 10:12 am

Power users wanting the fastest possible iMac Pros will have to wait until sometime in 2018, when 14- and 18-core models will ship, according to a well-known YouTube celebrity who received an early unit.

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10-core Vega 64 iMac Pro first impressions video posted by prominent YouTuber MKBHD

12/12/2017, 09:12 am

Apple has granted YouTube video creator Marques Brownlee an iMac Pro, and he has published a video about his first week with the high-end device.

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Apple's $4,999 all-in-one iMac Pro launches Thursday, Dec. 14

12/12/2017, 09:12 am

After being announced in June, the premium iMac Pro is finally ready to begin shipping to consumers this week, as Apple has announced that the new desktop will be available this Thursday, Dec. 14.

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As fans await update for 3-year-old Mac mini, Apple classifies mid-2011 models 'obsolete'

12/04/2017, 04:12 pm

Apple on Monday updated its official list of "obsolete" products to add the mid-2011 Mac mini lineup, once again raising questions about what the company has planned, if anything, for its cheapest Mac.

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'Hey Siri' may come to iMac Pro with rumored inclusion of A10 Fusion co-processor

11/19/2017, 09:11 am

The iMac Pro may have an A10 Fusion processor running it's own iOS, called BridgeOS, to handle some functions -- notably 'Hey Siri'.

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MacBook refreshes push Apple to 4th in global notebook shipments

11/15/2017, 12:11 pm

Apple considerably improved its MacBook shipments in Q3 2017 compared to the previous quarter, market research firm TrendForce claims, with Apple said to have overtaken Asus in the global notebook shipment rankings for this quarter and achieving fourth place amongst other notebook brands.

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Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad order delays fuel speculation about new model for iMac Pro

11/07/2017, 05:11 pm

Mac users looking to buy the Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad face a long wait before getting their hands on the peripheral if they order it through Apple's online store, with the long backorder time potentially suggesting a change to the hardware is on the way.

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OWC ships Aura Pro X PCIe SSD flash storage upgrades for 2013 and later Macs

10/26/2017, 10:10 am

Mac upgrade supplier OWC has released its newest SSDs, the Aura Pro X, with the flash-based PCIe storage said to be the fastest the firm has ever produced, claimed to offer up to 2.3 times better performance compared to the stock storage used by Apple.

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How to use 'unsupported' Thunderbolt 3 docks and enclosures on Sierra and High Sierra

10/20/2017, 04:10 pm

Even using the "universal" USB-C connector for Thunderbolt 3, there are still some drive enclosures, eGPU cases, and docks that won't connect to a Mac running Sierra or High Sierra. Here's how to get them to talk to your MacBook Pro or iMac.

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Sonnet Thunderbolt 3 to Dual HDMI 2.0 Adapter offers two extra 4K 60 Hz display connections

10/20/2017, 12:10 pm

Thunderbolt 3 GPU enclosure producer Sonnet has unveiled a new display-oriented accessory, with the Thunderbolt 3 to Dual HDMI 2.0 Adapter able to add two 4K-capable video outputs to a MacBook Pro or iMac while using up only one Thunderbolt 3 port.

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Hands-on: LandingZone's Docking Station grants plethora of USB ports to MacBook Pro with Touch Bar

10/18/2017, 02:10 pm

LandingZone's new USB 3.1 type-C Docking Station for the 13- or 15-inch 2016 or 2017 MacBook Pro doesn't cut corners and gives multiple USB ports and a SD card reader back to the user.

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