Apple did not specify exactly which Kaby Lake processors are coming to new MacBook models during the keynote, but it's highly likely to use Intel's lower-power "Y-series" chips.
The $1,299 price point is attractive to power users, as that is the point where you'll start to pay for premium features like all-aluminum clamshells, and higher-than-full-HD screens, as well as more memory, storage, and power than budget and midrange laptops.
Milanesi, who dubbed the iMac Pro "a beast" and graded the Mac line-up as the strongest ever for this time of the year, agreed that the new systems would turn around the negative narrative that had built up since last fall.
On the outside the iMac Pro resembles its less gutsy brethren but features Apple Space Grey colour scheme rather than the silvery white associated with iMacs.
Even the much-neglected MacBook Air range gets a modest speed boost with a faster Intel processor - though the company barely gave it a mention.
Some of Apple's other staple apps are also seeing improvements.
The added perk is that both slates are compatible with the Apple Smart Keyboard accessory and Apple Pencil so, in terms of features, it does not look like you will be losing out on much.
The latest version of macOS is already available to developers, but the rest of us will get it for free this fall. The devices that have appeared, such as the MacBook Pro, have failed to resonate with professional audiences.
Display: While the 2017 MacBook Pro has the same 13-inch retina display as the 2016 MacBook Pro, but is supported by better graphics hardware. The price for the top-end iMac comes in at a not insignificant £2,799.
"Apple cares deeply about the Mac, we have every intention to keep going and investing in the Mac", Schiller told an invite-only group of reporters and influential bloggers in early April.
Maxon's Cinebench R15 graphics test is a bit old by now, but the 27-inch iMac with the upgraded AMD graphics card hit 105.8 frames per second in OpenGL which is quick, and an impressive 592 in the CPU test.
Like the smaller model, the iPad Pro 10.5 comes with an LED-backlit Retina display, though the resolution has increased slightly to 2224 x 1668 pixels in order to offer the same 264ppi pixel density as its predecessor.
Read our thoughts on the Apple iMac 21.5-inch and Apple iMac 27-inch models. "We reengineered the whole system and designed an entirely new thermal architecture to pack extraordinary performance into the elegant, quiet iMac enclosure our customers love - iMac Pro is a huge step forward and there's never been anything like it". For editing 4K video you'd probably want an SSD though, an expensive option as per above.