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Apple on Tuesday launched a new 15-inch MacBook Pro model with Force Touch trackpad, Intel’s faster fourth-generation Haswell chip and other features

In addition, the Cupertino firm has refreshed its 27-inch iMac with 5K Retina screen while making the system more affordable than before.

The new baseline iMac configuration has a slower 3.3GHz chip (previously 3.5GHz) and the traditional 1TB hard drive instead of the Fusion drive. More importantly, it now starts out at just $1,999, a much appreciated discount from the previous asking price of $2,499. In addition, the top-end iMac configuration is now available at a lower price of $2,299.

In addition to force-sensing trackpad with Force Touch technology and a Taptic Engine that delivers haptic feedback, the updated 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display now has up to 2.5 times faster flash storage than the previous generation, with throughput up to 2GBps, longer battery life and faster discrete graphics.

An additional hour of battery life delivers up to nine hours of wireless web browsing and up to nine hours of iTunes movie playback, Apple said.

Using the new AMD Radeon R9 M370X discreet graphics chip, the notebook achieves up to 80 percent faster performance for editing video in Final Cut Pro X, rendering 3D images in pro graphics apps or playing games.

Apple says Force Touch brings new levels of interactivity to the Mac:

With built-in force sensors and a Taptic Engine that delivers haptic feedback, the Force Touch trackpad allows you to click anywhere with a uniform feel and customize the amount of pressure needed to register each click. The new trackpad supports a range of new gestures, including the new Force click, and APIs are available for third-party developers to incorporate Force Touch capabilities into their apps.

The new 15-inch MacBook Pro is available in two flavors.

The $1,999 configuration offers a 2.2GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.4GHz, 16GB of memory, 256GB of flash storage and Intel Iris Pro graphics.

The more powerful $2,499 model includes a 2.5GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.7GHz, 16GB of memory, 512GB of flash storage and AMD Radeon R9 M370X graphics.

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Build-to-order options include faster quad-core Intel Core i7 processors up to 2.8GHz with Turbo Boost speeds up to 4.0GHz and flash storage up to 1TB.

The new $1,999 iMac configuration features a 27-inch Retina 5K display with 14.7 million pixels at a resolution of 5,120-by-2,880, a faster 3.3GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 processor with Turbo Boost Speeds up to 3.7GHz and AMD Radeon R9 M290 graphics.

The new iMac also includes 8GB of memory and 1TB of storage, as well as four USB 3.0 ports and two Thunderbolt 2 ports that deliver up to 20Gbps each, twice the bandwidth of the previous generation.

“Customers love the groundbreaking iMac with Retina 5K display, and now with a new lower starting price, even more people can experience the best desktop we’ve ever made,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing.

The flagship $2,299 model has a 3.5GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 processor with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.9GHz, AMD Radeon R9 M290X graphics and a 1TB Fusion Drive.

Build-to-order options include faster quad-core Intel Core i7 processors up to 4.0GHz with Turbo Boost speeds up to 4.4GHz and flash storage up to 1TB.

Both the new notebook and the updated iMac systems are available today through the Apple Store, Apple Online Store and authorized resellers.

Source: Apple

  • Phew

    Nothing new except for Force Touch which is a gimmick and 1 extra hour of battery life which is arbitrary anyway. Don’t regret getting my MBP in Jan. 🙂

    • Maxim∑

      LOL, seems like your trying to justify your purchase. nothing new?
      -cheaper
      -faster graphics
      -force touch
      -1 hour extra battery
      – 2GB/S PCIe
      If you bought the 15in in Jan then you’re an idiot. Everyone was aware the update was long over due.

      • James

        Or may be he needed it in Jan. LOL you sound like a butthurt Apple employee. Getting mad emotional over a random comment. Stay on your job

      • Marouf

        I think the price has stayed the same for the MacBook

      • Dan

        agro much?

  • ready1take1

    [gets credit card out]

  • Chris

    Just ordered the new MBP, my late 2011 17″ MBP has served me well.

  • But can it play Blu-ray Discs?

    • raulortiz318

      What’s Blu-Ray???

  • Marouf

    I was gonna order a MacBook last week but thought I’d wait for WWDC 😀

  • Marouf

    New iPad too!

  • DevXav

    I don’t see it mentioned anywhere on the website but, is the 15 inch MacBook Pro RAM memory slower than the 13 inch?

    I don’t know if they use the same technology (LPDDR3), but:
    13 inch = 8gb @ 1866mhz
    15 inch = 16gb @ 1600mhz

    Does anyone know anything about this?

    • Sync

      it’s not better the 15″ uses DDR3 (> LPDDR3)

      • DevXav

        I see, thank you man!!

  • When they’re much cheaper than buying online, yes.

    • ravinigga

      Most thing are now digital and You can download on internet in 1080p

      • Why would I pay $10 to download a movie that can only be played on one platform when I can buy the movie for a used discount and have it wherever I want.

      • ravinigga

        iTunes movie is MP4 format. Like music can play on any device with acc/m4a. Support

  • BenjamimDaniel

    And they removed the option to custom buil the 27 iMac non retina… That sucks because I was planing to buy one this summer…

  • TheBoi23

    So how come they didnt use new color scheme???? Dual release year???

  • TheBoi23

    How come they didnt release in new colorways??? Dual release year???

  • iPhoneWINS

    am waiting for a new 13 incher