Apple Releases New 15-Inch MacBook Pro With Force Touch and $1,999 27-Inch iMac With Retina Display

Discussion in 'MacRumors.com News Discussion' started by MacRumors, May 19, 2015.

  1. MacRumors macrumors bot

    MacRumors

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2001
    #1
    [​IMG]


    Apple today announced updates to its 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display lineup and a new $1,999 configuration of the 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K Display, confirming a recent rumor that said new models of the computers would be released as early as Wednesday. The refreshed MacBook Pro and iMac models are available through the Apple Store, Apple Online Store and authorized resellers beginning today.

    [​IMG]

    The new 15-inch MacBook Pro gained all the expected updates similar to its 13-inch sibling: a Force Touch trackpad, faster flash storage, longer battery life, and better graphics. The new MacBook Pro comes in 2.2GHz and 2.5GHz configurations for $1,999 and $2,499 respectively. Both configurations come with a quad-core Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB memory, and Intel Iris Pro Graphics cards, with the higher-end 2.5GHz model gaining expected boosts in flash storage and memory.

    Given that the necessary Broadwell chips are not yet available, the new 15-inch MacBook Pro and 27-inch iMac still have Intel's fourth-generation Haswell processors. Based on the average product cycle for the MacBook Pro and iMac, Apple may choose to skip Broadwell processors and use next-generation Skylake processors for the next versions of the notebook and all-in-one desktop computer respectively. Those models are unlikely to be released until late 2015 at the earliest.
    The iMac line that received an update today was a new $1,999 configuration of the 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display. The new model is a 3.3GHz configuration with a quad-core Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of memory, and 1TB hard drive. Both the 15-inch MacBook Pro and 27-inch iMac are available to purchase right now from Apple's online store, with most of the models sitting at an estimated shipping time of between 1 and 3 business days as of announcement time.

    Article Link: Apple Releases New 15-Inch MacBook Pro With Force Touch and $1,999 27-Inch iMac With Retina Display
     
  2. Merackon macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2013
  3. Lesser Evets macrumors 68040

    Lesser Evets

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2006
  4. thekeyring macrumors 68040

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2012
    Location:
    London
    #4
    Still not on the UK store?

    Edit: My bad, they are there. Was thrown by the MacBook Pro landing page not being updated.
     
  5. FrankySavvy macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2010
    Location:
    Long Island, NY
    #5
    So we should expect Skylake and redesign by the end of the year?

    Did these Macbooks get any processor updates?
     
  6. dumastudetto macrumors 68030

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2013
    #6
    These are the most powerful MacBook Pros yet. Force Touch is truly incredible and that alone makes it worth buying a new laptop and selling your old one.

    I ordered already!

    Glad I didn't rush in and buy that new 12" MacBook now.
     
  7. BigBeast macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2009
    #7
    Silent update = Octoberish Skylake refresh & possible redesign
     
  8. dlimes13 macrumors 6502a

    dlimes13

    Joined:
    May 3, 2011
    Location:
    Perrysburg, OH
  9. crsh1976 macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2011
    #9
    Just to make sure, the 15-inch rMBP got Broadwell chips and not a 3rd remix of Haswell, correct?
     
  10. chad.petree macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2013
    Location:
    Germany
    #10
    Are they really that bad? :confused:
     
  11. anthorumor macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2009
    Location:
    Sydney, Australia
  12. k2k koos macrumors 6502a

    k2k koos

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2003
    Location:
    Somewhere between yesterday and tomorrow
    #12
    finally, some Mac news :) Great looking machines. Now where's that credit card :)
     
  13. JaySoul macrumors 68030

    JaySoul

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2008
  14. mattopotamus macrumors G5

    mattopotamus

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2012
    #14
    wow! was anyone expecting a silent release of these? I definitely thought it would be part of WWDC. IMO, this is good news and hopefully means there are some surprises :)
     
  15. Benz63amg macrumors 68020

    Benz63amg

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2010
  16. Mark-Technology macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2011
    #16
    Intel Iris Pro Graphics + AMD Radeon R9 M370X with 2GB GDDR5 memory

    What is this sorcery?
     
  17. dlimes13 macrumors 6502a

    dlimes13

    Joined:
    May 3, 2011
    Location:
    Perrysburg, OH
    #17
    I would think, but no confirmation on model numbers of the processors yet.
     
  18. mochatins macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2012
    #18
    The configuration page calls the 15-inch's processor "fourth-generation," while the 13-inch's is "fifth-generation."
     
  19. Tux Kapono macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2003
    #19
    Has Apple ever issued a press statement at 5 in the morning their time? They REALLY didn't want any press on this :) Which to me at least, means Skylake is coming relatively soon.
     
  20. Andropov macrumors regular

    Andropov

    Joined:
    May 3, 2012
    Location:
    Spain
    #20
    From Apple's website (BTO options):

    Still not Broadwell.
     
  21. MattXDA macrumors 6502

    MattXDA

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2014
    Location:
    UK
    #21
    Still Haswell
     

    Attached Files:

  22. Yixian macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2007
    Location:
    Europe
    #22
    What the hell is an R9 M370X and is it worse than the 950/960M everyone was predicting?

    EDIT: still Haswell?! Ok so this is a non-upgrade filler until Skylake later this year rather than next.
     
  23. crsh1976 macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2011
    #23
    Very interesting bit for external monitors on the M370X model (from the product specs page):

    Very cool.
     
  24. koyoot macrumors 603

    koyoot

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2012
    #24
    Support for up to 5120-by-2160 resolution at 60Hz on a single external display (model with AMD Radeon R9 M370X only)

    Not bad.
     
  25. Crosscreek macrumors 68030

    Crosscreek

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2013
    Location:
    Margarittaville
    #25
    I'm waiting for the Skylake update iMac in space gray.
     

Share This Page