Apple today announced a major update to its 27-inch iMac, perhaps the last Intel-based update to the product line. The new iMac features 10th-generation Intel processors with up to 10 cores, double the memory capacity (up to 128GB RAM), SSD storage across the lineup, a new True Tone Retina display, 1080p FaceTime camera, and more.
New 27-inch iMac Features
The new 27-inch iMac’s features and specs are:
- 10th-generation Intel Core processors that provide up to 65% faster CPU performance (according to Apple). Processors can include up to a 10-cores with a 3.6GHz base clock speed and Turbo Boost up to 5.0GHz.
- AMD Radeon Pro 5000 series graphics options with up to 55% faster performance than the previous generation (according to Apple).
- Up to 128GB of RAM, compared with up to 64GB with the previous iMac lineup.
- Up to 8TB of SSD storage, compared with up to 2TB with the previous generation.
- True Tone technology that automatically adjusts the white balance of the iMac display to match the color temperature of the light around the user.
- Nano-Texture glass is available as a $500 upgrade option. Apple says this finish “maintains contrast while scattering light to reduce glare to the barest minimum.”
- 1080p front-facing FaceTime camera, up from 720p on previous generation.
- Apple’s custom-designed T2 Security chip for encryption.
- The T2 Security Chip also works with the speakers to enable variable EQ for better balance, higher fidelity, and deeper bass.
- A new studio-quality microphone array for higher-quality audio.
Updates to 21.5-Inch iMac and iMac Pro
Apple today also announced that its 21.5-inch iMac will come standard with SSDs across the line for the first time. Customers can also choose to configure their 21.5-inch iMac with a Fusion Drive.
iMac Pro now comes standard with a 10-core Intel Xeon processor. Designed for pro users who require workstation-class performance, iMac Pro features Xeon processors up to 18 cores, graphics performance up to 22 teraflops, up to 256GB quad-channel ECC memory, and a brilliant 27-inch Retina 5K display.
Pricing and Availability
Starting at $1,799 (US), the new 27-inch iMac is available to order today on apple.com and in the Apple Store app. It will begin arriving to customers and will be in select Apple Store locations and Apple Authorized Resellers starting this week. Starting at $1,099 (US) and $4,999 (US), respectively, the updated models of the 21.5-inch iMac and iMac Pro will be available to order today on apple.com and in the Apple Store app and will be in select Apple Store locations and Apple Authorized Resellers beginning next week. Additional technical specifications, configure-to-order options, and accessories are available online at apple.com/mac.