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Apple adds Force Touch to 15-inch MacBook Pro and offers cheaper iMac with Retina 5K

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Apple has quietly updated its 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display with a new Force Touch trackpad and released a new cheaper iMac with Retina 5K display.

The refreshed models appeared on Apple’s online store this week and are available to ship in 1-3 business days.

The new 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display and the latest iMac with Retina 5K display will also be available in Apple Stores and through authorised resellers.

The new 15-inch MacBook Pro has inherited the new Force Touch trackpad introduced recently with the 13-inch MacBook Pro.

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Force Touch allows users to apply different pressure touches and use built-in features in an all-new way.

Also on board is your choice of a 2.2Ghz quad-core Intel i7 processor with Turbo Boost up to 3.4Ghz or a 2.5Ghz quad-core Intel i7 processor with Turbo Boost up to 3.7Ghz.

All models comes standard with 16GB RAM with the options of 256GB or 512GB flash storage.

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Customers can also configure the 15-inch MacBook Pro with a 2.8Ghz quad-core Intel i7 processor with Turbo Boost up to 4Ghz and expand the onboard flash storage to 1TB.

The new 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display is priced at $2,799 (2.2Ghz, 256GB SSD) and $3,499 (2.5hz, 512GB SSD).

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The iMac with Retina 5K display is now available in a cheaper model ($2,799) with a 3.3Ghz quad-core Intel Core i5 processor with Turbo Boost up to 3.7Ghz with 8GB RAM and 1TB hard drive.

This model can be configured with up to 32GB RAM and higher flash memory capacity.

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The top of the line iMac with Retina 5K display still has a 3.5Ghz processor and is now priced at $3,199. This version can also be upgraded to a 4Ghz processor.

The iMac’s 5K screen has 14.7 million pixels – four times the resolution of a standard 27-inch iMac.