Apple has released details of a number of new products that will be available between now and December.
Reinvented from the inside out, the new Mac Pro is designed to tackle the most demanding workflows. It features 4-core, 6-core, 8-core or 12-core Intel Xeon processors running at Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.9 GHz that deliver double the floating point performance of the previous generation Mac Pros. Two workstation-class AMD FirePro GPUs with up to 12GB of video memory provide up to seven teraflops of computing power and up to eight times the graphics performance of the previous generation Mac Pro. OpenGL and OpenCL are optimised in OS X Mavericks to leverage the full computing power of the Mac Pro CPU and dual GPUs. The new Mac Pro starts at recommended retail price AUD$3,999 inc. GST and will be available in December.
MacBook Pro laptops with Retina display have been upgraded with fourth generation Intel Core processors, the latest graphics, longer battery life, faster flash storage and next generation Wi-Fi. Prices start at a new lower recommended retail price of AUD$1,599. Apple has also announced a thinner, lighter and more powerful iPad, the iPad Air, which weighs less than half a kilogram, as well as a new iPad mini with Retina display. Both iPads feature a new A7 chip that offers 64-bit desktop-class architecture, advanced graphics and improved image signal processing from previous generations, with up to twice the CPU and graphics performance on iPad Air, and up to four times the CPU and eight times the graphics performance on iPad mini with Retina display.
Apple’s new OS X Mavericks, the 10th major release of the Mac operating system, is nowavailable for free from the Mac App Store. With more than 200 new features, OS X Mavericks brings iBooks and Maps to the Mac, includes a new version of Safari, enhances multi-display support, introduces Finder Tabs and Tags and delivers new core technologies for breakthrough power efficiency and performance. The company has also completely redesigned its iWork productivity apps (Pages, Numbers and Keynote) and iLife creativity apps (iPhoto, iMovie and GarageBand) to take full advantage of OS X Mavericks and iOS 7. All apps have been updated to 64-bit, are integrated with iCloud, and are loaded with hundreds of new features that let you do more than ever across your Apple devices. Apple today also announced that both iWork and iLife are now free with the purchase of every new Mac or iOS device. For more information or to download Mavericks visit www.apple.com/au/osx/.