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Apple puts out one fire and then another pops up just a few feet away. That seems to be the case with its MacBook Pro family, with the latest flareup affecting both the iMac Pro and the 2018 MacBook Pros. The commonality between the two product lines (besides the operating system) is Apple's custom T2 security chip. On the 2018 MacBook Pro, the T2 chip runs the Touch Bar and includes a Secure Enclave for encrypted storage and secure boot. It also integrates the system management controller, SSD controller, and audio controller (among others) while also providing "Hey Siri" functionality. The T2 provides similar functionality on the iMac Pro with the exception of Hey Siri and the... Read more...
Apple's "trash can" Mac Pro was heralded as a remarkable achievement in design and performance [by Apple] when it was first announced back in 2013. However, the machine was neglected by Apple, and was hardly updated during its lifecycle. In fact, Apple made the rare admission that the design of the current Mac Pro's chassis wasn’t optimized for the workflows that professionals actually required. “Being able to put larger single GPUs required a different system architecture and more thermal capacity than that system was designed to accommodate," said Apple’s Craig Federighi in April 2017 while speaking to reporters. "And so it became fairly difficult to adjust.” Apple won't... Read more...
As promised, Apple's brand-new iMac Pro is now available for purchase. While the iMac Pro looks like the more plebeian iMac with respect to design (albeit with a darker, space gray finish), its innards are in a completely different league. The iMac Pro is available across the board with Intel Xeon W processors (available in 8-, 10-, 14- and 18-core configurations) and AMD Radeon Pro Vega graphics cards. Other specs that are common with all configurations include a 27.5-inch 5K display, SSD storage, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, 10Gb Ethernet, dual Thunderbolt 3 controllers and a UHS-II SDXC reader. The base system rings in at $4,999, and is equipped with a 3.2GHz 8-core Xeon W processor, 32GB... Read more...
Apple first announced its professional market-minded iMac Pro at WWDC in June, and six months later, the company is finally getting around to releasing the computer. Apple confirmed today that the all-in-one iMac Pro will be available starting December 14th, and it will have a starting price of $4,999 (which was previously known). The original iMac family has been an unabashed consumer-centric machine with admirable processing performance, and passable graphics (even offering dedicated GPUs in some configurations). However, the iMac Pro throws everything but the kitchen sink at the all-in-one form-factor, including Intel's current Xeon W series of processors that were designed for mainstream... Read more...
If you are bummed out that Apple has decided to delay the HomePod speaker until next year sometime, it least looks like Siri will still be getting a new home somewhere other than an iPhone. The iMac Pro is still set to launch in the next month or so; it's reportedly due before the end of the year. In addition, a new rumor has surfaced concerning the iMac Pro that claims Siri will get a home inside the high-end AIO desktop PC. The rumor stems from some digging that developers Jonathan Levin and Steve Troughton-Smith did in the available BridgeOS 2.0 software package. In their sleuthing they found evidence that the iMac Pro will get an A10 Fusion ARM co-processor chip. This will be the first... Read more...
Intel is ready to assault the workstation market with the release of new processors that are part of the Xeon W family. Intel claims that the Xeon W series processors up to 1.36x times faster than their previous generation counterparts, and are up to 1.87x faster than chips from four years ago. All of the new Xeon W processors are built on Intel’s 14nm+ processor technology, support Intel Mesh architecture, slot into LGA 2066 motherboards and come with 48 PCIe 3.0 lanes. You can also expect full support for Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0, quad-channel DDR4-2666 ECC memory, and AVX-512 acceleration. Entry-level processors in the family (W-2123 and W-2125) feature 4 cores that are capable of... Read more...
Apple first gave us a hint that a more pro-oriented iMac was on the way back in April, and today at WWDC, the company gave us an early look at what will ship later this year: the iMac Pro. As you might expect, the iMac Pro has the same basic design language as the consumer-oriented iMac, but it cranks the hardware specs to the max — in fact, it’s the most powerful Mac ever produced according to Apple. The iMac Pro will be available in 8-, 10-, and 18-core (36 threads) Xeon configurations all while maintaining the familiar all-in-one form-factor. You’ll get a 27.5-inch 5K display, but powering that display is the big dog in graphics from AMD — the all-new Radeon Vega GPU, which will provide 11... Read more...