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- Apple just launched a new iMac in a range of bright colors.
- It runs on Apple’s new M1 chip like the latest MacBook Pro.
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Apple just announced a new version of the iMac with a refreshed design that runs on its M1 processor. It comes in a range of colors such as purple, yellow, and blue among others like the iPhone, which is reminiscent of the vintage colorful iMac G3 from the late 1990s. Apple is also highlighting the new iMac’s improved speakers, camera, and microphones as being ideal for working remotely.
Release and pricing information
- The new iMac is available in four colors starting at $1,299.
- It’s available in seven colors with additional features beginning at $1,499.
- Orders start on April 30 and it launches in the second half of May.
What’s new about the 2021 iMac
Apple is highlighting the new iMac’s sleek build, which measures just 11.5 millimeters thin. There are only comes two fans, reducing the computer’s size and keeping it quiet even under high performance.
The screen is 24 inches with a 4.5K resolution, meaning the screen slightly larger than that of the previous model. The iMac will be available in green, yellow, orange, pink, purple, blue, and silver.
The iMac should offer 85% faster CPU performance compared to the latest 21-inch iMac models and twice the GPU performance, the company claims. And iPhone and iPad apps also run on the new iMac since it uses the M1, much like the latest MacBook Pro and MacBook Air.
The iMac comes in two configurations: a $1,299 model with an 8-core GPU, 8GB of RAM, 256GB of storage, two Thunderbolt ports, a Magic Keyboard, and a Magic Mouse. That model is available in green, pink, blue, and silver.
The $1,499 model comes with an 8-core GPU, 8-core CPU, 8GB of memory, 256GB of storage, two Thunderbolt ports, two USB 3 ports, the Magic Keyboard with Touch ID, the Magic Mouse, and Ethernet.
The iMac is also getting a redesigned keyboard and power adapter that attaches to the computer magnetically. The keyboard has Apple’s Touch ID processor, marking the first time Touch ID has come to the desktop.
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