Apple Announces New Retina 4K 21.5-in iMacs – All 27-in iMacs Now Boast Retina 5K Displays

Posted in Apple, Apple News, Mac on 13/10/2015 by Chris Hauk

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Apple updated the entire iMac lineup on Tuesday, bringing 4K Retina displays to the 21.5-inch model of the iMac, while also announcing the entire 27-inch iMac line up would boast 5K Retina displays.

Apple Announces New Retina 4K 21.5-in iMacs - All 27-in iMac Now Boast Retina 5K Displays

Apple Press Release:

The new Retina displays make photos and videos more immersive and true-to-life thanks to a wider color gamut and spectacular image quality. The updated iMacs also feature more powerful processors and graphics, two Thunderbolt® 2 ports and new storage options that make the high-performance Fusion Drive even more affordable. 

“From the first iMac to today, the spirit of iMac has never wavered — deliver the ultimate desktop experience with the latest technologies, gorgeous displays and cutting-edge designs,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “These are the most stunning iMacs we’ve ever made. With our gorgeous new Retina displays, more powerful processors and graphics and all-new Magic accessories, the new iMac continues to redefine the ultimate desktop experience.”

Apple also debuted a new lineup of wireless accessories, including the all-new Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse 2, and Magic Trackpad 2. The new accessories – which bring Apple’s Force Touch interface to the desktop – have been redesigned for greater comfort, and also include rechargeable batteries, completely eliminating the need for disposable batteries.

Apple Announces New Retina 4K 21.5-in iMacs - All 27-in iMac Now Boast Retina 5K Displays

The 21.5-inch iMac will be available with a 4K Retina display, featuring a 4096 x 2304 resolution and 9.4 million pixels, 4.5 times more than the standard 21.5-inch iMac display. Every 27-inch iMac now features a Retina 5K display, the world’s highest resolution all-in-one display with a stunning 14.7 million pixels, 7 times more pixels than an HD display.

The new Retina displays feature a wider P3-based color gamut that provides a 25 percent larger color space, and with more available colors, images are more vivid, reveal even greater detail and appear more lifelike than ever.

The new 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display now boasts a sixth-generation Intel Core processors and the latest AMD high-performance graphics that deliver up to 3.7 teraflops of compute power. The new 21.5-inch iMac with Retina 4K display features a fifth-generation Intel Core processor and enhanced Intel Iris Pro Graphics.

Pricing & Availability

The 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display is available today at Apple.com, Apple’s retail stores and select Apple Authorized Resellers. The 27-inch iMac comes in three models starting at $1,799 (US), $1,999 (US) and $2,299 (US). Additional technical specifications, configure-to-order options and accessories are available online at www.apple.com/imac.

The 21.5-inch iMac is available today at Apple.com, Apple’s retail stores and select Apple Authorized Resellers. The 21.5-inch iMac is available in three models starting at $1,099 (US) and $1,299 (US) and with a Retina 4K display starting at $1,499 (US). Additional technical specifications, configure-to-order options and accessories are available online at www.apple.com/imac.

Every new iMac comes standard with the new Magic Keyboard and Magic Mouse 2, and customers can order the new Magic Trackpad 2 as an option. The new Magic accessories are also available at Apple.com, Apple’s retail stores and select Apple Authorized Resellers. Magic Keyboard is available starting today for $99 (US). Magic Mouse 2 is available starting today for $79 (US). And the Magic Trackpad 2 is available starting today for $129 (US).


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