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MacLife August 2017

Mac|Life is the leading independent magazine devoted to all things Apple. For over five years, Mac|Life has helped both new and veteran users get more out of their iPhones, iPads, Macs, and more, with coverage that cuts through today's glut of apps and accessories to find what matters most. With a bright, clean design and casual tone, Mac|Life offers an easy and enjoyable way to keep up with the latest Apple trends and topics.

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1 min.
visit techradar.com

The march of technology never stops, so neither do we. Mac|Life’s website is now part of the new and improved TechRadar, so you can grab your fix of Mac and iOS news over at www.techradar.com. You’ll get all the latest news and tutorials for Mac, iPhone and iPad, as well as other trusted reviews, news, and how-tos that have made TechRadar one of the world’s top tech sites. We’ll see you there! Read more news, reviews, and tutorials at techradar.com GET SOCIAL FACE BOOK:facebook.com/maclifeTWITTER:twitter.com/maclife OUR APP MAC |LIFE DIGITAL EDITION FOR IPAD Get it from bit.ly/maclifeapp…

2 min.
a brave new world

Apple Took us by surprise at its Worldwide Developers Conference. Naturally, we were expecting a lot of exciting news about the next round of operating system upgrades, but the company didn’t stop there. It revamped most of its Mac lineup, expanded that range with a brand new model for creative professionals, unveiled a new size of iPad Pro, and majorly enhanced the display in both versions of its premium tablet. This issue is packed with details about all of these things, and reactions from our columnists David Chartier and Brianna Wu. Naturally, I’m excited about the operating system upgrades, but one thing stood out at WWDC, and has been rolling around my mind ever since the event: augmented reality (AR). Even ahead of WWDC, it was no big secret that…

2 min.
hello, imac pro

FEED YOUR MIND. FEAST YOUR EYES. Apple is making a pitch for the hearts and minds of professional creatives and software developers with the latest member of the Mac family. The iMac Pro is a workstation-class range of all-in-one computers with the kind of processing power needed by the likes of virtual reality content creators and 3D graphics artists. The computer sports a 27-inch Retina 5K display with a P3 wide color gamut and 500 nits brightness. Its Xeon processor will be available with 8, 10, or 18 cores, with graphical power provided by an AMD Radeon Pro Vega 56 with 8GB of High Bandwidth Memory 2, or a Vega 64 with 16GB of HBM2 as an option There’s 32GB of 2666MHz DDR4 ECC memory as standard, which can be upgraded to 64GB…

4 min.
ipad pro gets a new size and refreshed specs

After just 14 months on sale, the 9.7-inch iPad Pro is no more. Apple has replaced the smaller of its premium tablets with a new 10.5-inch model, equipped with a 2224x1668-pixel resolution to maintains the Retina display’s density of 264 pixels per inch. Apple has accommodated the larger screen by reducing the borders around the panel by almost 40 percent, and slightly increasing the device’s width and height over the 9.7-inch model by 0.2 and 0.4 inches, respectively. The 10.5-inch iPad Pro weighs 1.12 oz more than its 9.7-inch predecessor; however, its thickness remains the same. Size isn’t the only display change to the refreshed iPad Pro lineup. Both the 10.5- and 12.9-inch models come equipped with a ProMotion display, which supports a refresh rate of 120Hz, double that of any previous…

1 min.
imac and all macbooks are updated

Apple has revamped the specs of all types of MacBook, as well as the 21.5-inch and 27-inch iMac lineup. Together with a Mac Pro spec boost in April, this leaves the Mac mini as the only Mac untouched in 2017. The new iMacs are the first with Thunderbolt 3 ports – two of them. Their Intel Core processors use the Kaby Lake architecture. Versions with a Retina 4K display start at $1,299. That price gets you a quadcore, 3GHz Core i5 processor, and discrete graphics: a 2GB Radeon Pro 555, or a 4GB Radeon Pro 560 in the $1,499 model. 27-inch iMac graphics are a 4GB Radeon Pro 570 or 575, or an 8GB Radeon Pro 580. The top spec has a quad-core, 3.8GHz Core i5, with a 4.2GHz Core i7…

2 min.
the shift

Few people could argue that the Mac and iPad haven’t stumbled over the last couple of years. Much of Apple’s focus seems to have been on the iPhone, its new mothership headquarters that actually live up to the name, the Apple Watch, launching video content like Planet of the Apps… you get the idea. While I’m certainly not trying to paint a picture of doom and gloom – the company is doing great overall – some community sentiment has soured as of late. Pro-oriented Macs have languished for a couple of years in terms of significant updates, and people have become increasingly upset and vocal about it. To directly address some of this discontent, Apple talked with a handful of press in April to discuss what went wrong with the Mac…