Apple’s Macs are getting some new features and new prices to boot. After lagging shipping times for its MacBook Pros and iMacs, Apple has unveiled an updated 15-inch MacBook Pro and cheaper 5K 27-inch iMac.
The 15-inch MacBook Pro now comes with the Force Touch trackpad, new processors, flash storage up to 2.5 times faster than the previous generation and improved graphics. Apple first introduced the Force Touch trackpad on its 12-inch MacBook and a refreshed 13-inch MacBook Pro, which were unveiled in March.
The technology enables the trackpad to detect the difference between a tap and a hard press, adding new touch gestures and controls to the Mac. The base configuration starts at $1,999 and comes with a 2.2 GHz Intel Core i7 processor. For $500 more, the MacBook Pro comes with a 2.5 GHz processor and a dedicated AMD R9 M370X graphics card.
Apple has also introduced a new configuration for the 27-inch 5K display iMac, which now starts at $1,999. The new configuration comes with a 3.3 GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of memory, 1TB of storage, AMD Radeon R9 M290 graphics processor, four USB 3.0 ports and two Thunderbolt 2 ports. The higher-end configuration has faster processors but is now available for $2,299, down from its original $2,499 starting price.
The new Macs are now available through Apple’s online store, retail stores and select authorized resellers.