Apple’s new 24-inch M1 iMac is now available to pre-order
Apple has opened up pre-orders for its new 24-inch M1 iMac, available now online at Apple.com and through the Apple Store app ahead of deliveries and in-store pickups in the second half of May.
The new iMac was announced last week at Apple’s “Spring Loaded” special event, which also saw the launch of a new purple-colored iPhone and AirTags, which are both now released following pre-orders a week ago, alongside an updated iPad Pro and next-generation Apple TV, which is also now available to pre-order starting today.
Apple’s new iMac marks the first major redesign to the machine since 2012, boasting a forward-thinking design in seven new colors, a new Apple M1 chip, camera, and audio improvements, and more.
The machine is now only 11.5 mm thick with a 24-inch 4.5K display. Launching in green, yellow, orange, pink, purple, blue, and silver, the iMac has an all-white front without the Apple logo on the “chin.” Apple says the much more compact design reduces the volume of iMac by 50 percent, allowing it to take up less space and fit easily in even more places.
Each iMac has a color-matching woven power cable and accessories. For the first time, Apple is bringing Touch ID to its desktop computers with an all-new Magic Keyboard, accompanied by an improved Magic Trackpad, which is also available to order today.
Apple says customers can choose from three models of Magic Keyboard with aluminum enclosures that are color-matched to their iMac. Customers can also choose Magic Keyboard with Touch ID and Numeric Keypad, as well as the color-matched Magic Mouse and the Magic Trackpad.
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.