Last Week in Technology News – 5 – 11 June 2017

| June 18, 2017

In this issue: Apple introduced the iMac Pro work station; iPad Pro 10.5-inch receives a 6-core processor; iOS 11 will be similar to Android; Smart Apple speaker called HomePod; macOS High Sierra brings a new file system; PCI Express 5.0 will debut in 2019

Apple introduced the iMac Pro work station

Last week held a press conference of Apple at the event WWDC 2017 where were introduced many new products in the field of software and hardware. One of the most interesting was the announcement of a new workstation iMac Pro – it is scheduled for release in December this year. Powerful computers filling is hidden in the 27-inch screen with a resolution of 5K. The basis iMac Pro – Intel Xeon processors with cores 18, powerful graphics AMD Vega HBM2 with 16 GB of memory, SSD-drives up to a total 4TB, up to 128 GB ECC RAM. on a candy bar prices start at $ 5000.

iPad Pro 10.5-inch receives a 6-coreprocessor

The family of the tablet of Apple last week added a new model – 10.5-inch iPad Pro. Novelty is a display with a resolution of 2224 × 1668 pixels, around the frame which has been reduced by 40%. Also notable for high screen refresh rates – 120 Hz. At the core of the tablet is a powerful 6-core processor A10X Fusion. PhotoChances for new iPad Pro is identical to the iPhone smartphone 7. prices for a novelty start from 47 thousand rubles for the base model with 64 GB of flash memory.

iOS 11 will be similar to Android

Apple typically uses the annual WWDC conference for the announcement of new versions of iOS – as happened this time, when the 11th version of the operating system for mobile devices was presented. One interesting innovation was the 11 iOS app “Files” – a kind of analogue of the usual file manager, through which you can access the files on the device and in the cloud storage. iPad running iOS control 11 will get new opportunities to use the stylus. The new OS will be available for users in the autumn, will be able to upgrade the owners of smartphones iPhone 5s or later, all models of iPad Air and iPad Pro, iPad 5th generation, iPad mini 2 and iPod touch 6th generation.

Smart Apple speaker called HomePod

As analysts had expected, at WWDC 2017 Apple introduced the “smart” column. Novelty called HomePod, and the market will not appear until late in the year for $ 349. The cylindrical body unit comprises an upwardly subwoofer, seven and six tweeters microphones. Also, the processor Apple A8 present inside HomePod, which is responsible for intelligent speaker capabilities. Using voice commands, you can send messages, read news, weather forecast and information about sporting events, manage the components Apple HomeKit smart home.

macOS High Sierra brings a new file system

Not spared, Apple and party theme macOS operating system. At Sierra succeeded by High Sierra. The main novelty can be considered as a new file APFS system, which will replace HFS. Apple claims that the new file system has high performance, reliability and safety, optimized for modern data storage and high-capacity drives. Among other innovations are the integrated support for video format HEVC (H.265), API Metal 2 and virtual reality.

PCI Express 5.0 will debut in 2019

Group PCI-SIG, responsible for the development of the new PCI Express standard, announced details of the new version of the interface. Thus, PCI Express 5.0 will debut in 2019, and the maximum capacity has doubled compared to its predecessor – up to 32 GT / s (billion transfers per second). «PCI Express 5.0 technology is an evolutionary development of the standard and will bring an increase in throughput of up to 32 GT / s, which, in turn, will surpass the needs of the industry” , – said the president and chairman of the PCI-SIG Board of Directors Al Yanes.

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