Apple Launches New Retina 4K 21.5-inch iMac, All 27-inch iMacs Now Feature Retina 5K Displays
Today, Apple has announced updates to the entire iMac family. The biggest change the company has brought is the new 4K 21.5″ iMac. Apple has additionally dropped the non-Retina 27 inch iMacs, so they feature 5K displays across the board.
The new iMac displays include faster processors, upgraded graphics, improved wider colour gamut along with two Thunderbolt ports. These news computers come alongside long overdue updates to the Magic Trackpad, Magic Mouse and keyboard.
The 4K Retina iMac features a 4096 x 2304 resolution display, totalling over 9 million pixels! The displays feature a P3 colour gamut, which features 25 % large colour space for more detailed and more life-like image reproduction.
Internally, the 4K iMac features a fifth-generation Intel Core processor with updated Intel Iris Pro graphics, priced from $1499. The 27-inch iMacs are equipped with the latest AMD Radeon R9 graphics cards and sixth-generation Intel processors, starting at a higher price of $1799.
Apple is also heavily promoting the 4K display with the iPhone 6s’s 4k video camera. Seeing as the new Apple TV is not 4K, Retina iMacs are one of the few ways Apple users will be able to see their iPhone 6s’ videos at full resolution in the Apple ecosystem. You can do everything else from the iMac though: import clips from the iPhone, edit using Final Cut or iMovie and then play back your video at its full resolution on the Retina Display.
Also, Apple is changing the Fusion Drive configuration options, to make it more affordable. You can choose a Fusion Drive that pairs a 1 TB hard drive with 24 GB of flash memory for fast application and data cache. A higher end 2TB and 3TB HDD with 128 GB SSD is also available.
The new 4K and 5K iMacs are available today online internationally, as well as Apple retail stores and select resellers. Every new iMac comes bundled with the new Magic Keyboard and Magic Mouse. The Force Touch Magic Trackpad is available as an optional add-on accessory.