Apple has unveiled new additions to its portfolio of Mac products that boast new components and lower prices.
The first new device is a 15in MacBook Pro with Retina display laptop that comes with Apple’s new Force Touch trackpad that offers a host of functionality, such as tapping on a word to begin a web search on that term.
The device will either cost £1,599 with a 2.2GHz Intel Core i7 processor or £1,999 with a 2.5GHz quad-core Intel processor.
As well as the Force Touch pad, Apple's latest MacBook Pro model boasts 2.5 times faster flash storage, and an hour longer battery life than last year's model, which means it should offer nine hours of normal use on a single charge.
The second device unveiled by Apple is a new, cheaper version of the 27in iMac unit that first came out in October 2014. This version costs £1,599 and the main difference is that it features a standard 1TB hard drive rather than a 1TB fusion hard drive.
Apple has also reduced the price of its top-end model with this storage offering, down from £2,000 to £1,849.
Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide marketing, said the new models were in response to the huge demand for the Retina display Mac machines.
“The response to the new MacBook and updated 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display has been amazing, and today we are thrilled to bring the new Force Touch trackpad, faster flash storage and longer battery life to the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display,” he said.
“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.”
The new models are available to order now from the Apple website.
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