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Cheaper 5K Retina iMac and 15-inch MacBook pro with Force touch launched

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Apple brought down the price of its 5K Retina iMac from $2,499 to $2,299 and also released a new cheaper version that sells for $1,999. That’s a big drop, as the 27-inch Retina iMac originally sold for $2,499 at launch. The cheaper 27-inch iMac is largely the same as the more expensive model, but has some modifications to bring down the price.

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Notable exclusion is it doesn’t have one of Apple’s hybrid Fusion drives — instead it just uses a standard 1TB drive. This model will be replacing Apple’s top-of-the-line non-Retina iMac, so this is the beginning of what may be a slow whittling away of that line of computers.

New Macbook Pro launched

In addition to the iMac, Apple also released new models of the 15-inch MacBook Pro with a Force Touch trackpad. Apple announced that these models comes with an additional hour of battery life, faster storage, and up to 80 percent faster graphics — though that final item is thanks to a new discrete GPU that only ships on the high-end model. Unlike the iMacs, these changes are actually bringing up the price of the MacBook Pros. The price of two configurations of Apple now run for $1,999 and $2,499, up from $1,899 and $2,399. Apple added the Force Touch trackpad to the 13-inch MacBook Pro after announcing it for the new MacBook in March.

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