Following a look at their all-new iMac Pro, Apple provides with a breakdown of their upgraded iMac lineup, featuring up to three times more powerful graphics, faster processors, Thunderbolt 3, faster storage options and brighter Retina displays, all while adding a Retina 4K display and discrete graphics to the $1,299 USD 21.5-inch iMac.
The iMac is now well-equipped with powerful performance for 3D graphics, video editing and gaming, while macOS High Sierra delivers a prime time platform for virtual reality content creation.
“With major updates to iMac, and a refresh of our MacBook and MacBook Pro lines, the Mac is stronger than ever,” said John Ternus, Apple’s vice president of Hardware Engineering. “Today iMac gets a huge graphics performance increase, faster CPU performance, Thunderbolt 3 and a brighter Retina display with support for 1 billion colors.”
The updated iMac welcomes faster Kaby Lake processors up to 4.2 GHz, with Turbo Boost up to 4.5 GHz, supporting up to twice the memory as the previous model. The 21.5-inch and 27-inch iterations both come standard with Fusion Drive, in addition to Thunderbolt 3, which is being touted as the most powerful and versatile port ever.
Outfitted with the best Mac display to date, now 43 percent brighter at 500 nits and with support for 1 billion colors, the 21.5-inch model delivers up to three times faster performance, while the 27-inch is up to 50 percent faster.
The updated iMac is available to order today online, and will be available to purchase in stores beginning on June 7.