Apple announces cheaper Retina iMac along with 15-inch MacBook Pro with Force Touch

Apple is introducing an updated MacBook Pro and iMac and lowering the price for its top-end iMac.


Apple is introducing an updated MacBook Pro and iMac and lowering the price for its top-end iMac. The updated 15-inch MacBook Pro laptop has a new style of trackpad, faster flash storage and a longer battery life and starts at $1,999. The new $1,999 iMac has a higher-resolution 27-inch screen and faster processor.

Apple's top-end iMac will now sell for $2,299. It has been selling for $2,499 at some retail outlets. The news comes ahead of Apple's worldwide developers conference June 8.

According to a report by The Verge, the cheaper 27-inch iMac cuts down a few high-end specs to reduce the price. Firstly, the device doesn't have one of Apple's hybrid Fusion drives, instead, it is equipped with a 1TB drive. It is being said that this model is also replacing Apple's top-of-the-line non-Retina iMac.

In addition, Apple also released new models for the MacBook Pro. The new models bring in the Force Touch trackpad and along with it, have an additional hour of battery life compared to the previous model, faster storage and up to 80 percent faster graphics. The report also points out that Apple added the Force Touch trackpad to the 13-inch MacBook Pros after announcing it for the new MacBook in March.

With inputs from Associated Press