Apple announces completely redesigned iMac, with new colours and M1 chip
Apple has unveiled its long-awaited iMac redesign, launching the first major iMac update since 2012. Announced at its “Spring Loaded” special event on Tuesday, Apple’s new iMac features a much more compact and thin design, enabled by the M1 chip. The new iMac features a 24-inch 4.5K Retina display with 11.3 million pixels, 500 nits of brightness, and green, yellow, orange, pink, purple, blue, and silver finishes.
The new iMac includes a 1080p FaceTime HD camera, studio-quality mics, and a six-speaker sound system. Touch ID is now available on the iMac with a color-matched Magic Keyboard, with the machine offering up to 85 percent faster CPU performance, up to 2x faster GPU performance for certain apps, the ability to edit up to five streams of 4K footage, or one stream of 8K footage, without dropping a frame in Final Cut Pro, and more.
The new 24-inch iMac will be available to order beginning Friday, April 30, on apple.com and begin arriving to customers in the second half of May. The machine starts at $1,299 in the United States for the 7-core GPU model, available in green, pink, blue, and silver, featuring an 8-core CPU, 8GB of unified memory, 256GB SSD, two Thunderbolt ports, Magic Keyboard, and Magic Mouse.
The 8-core GPU configuration starts at $1,499 (US) and is available in green, yellow, orange, pink, purple, blue, and silver. It features an 8-core CPU, 8GB of unified memory, 256GB SSD, two Thunderbolt ports, two additional USB 3 ports, Magic Keyboard with Touch ID, Magic Mouse, and Ethernet.
M1 is a gigantic leap forward for the Mac, and today we’re excited to introduce the all-new iMac, the first Mac designed around the breakthrough M1 chip, said Greg Joswiak, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. With its striking design in seven stunning colors, its immersive 4.5K Retina display, the best camera, mics, and speakers ever in a Mac, and Touch ID, combined with the amazing performance of M1 and the power of macOS Big Sur, the new iMac takes everything people love about iMac to an entirely new level.
Apple touts that the machine features an expansive 24-inch 4.5K Retina display with narrower borders and 11.3 million pixels.