Today, Apple announced a new upgraded version of the 27-inch iMac with a new Intel Processor, New upgraded storage option, it’s not a ARM based machine we have been talking about.
The new iMac 27-inch design externally remains the same like always. The major upgrades are in the internal hardware and also added a 1080p Higher-res webcam with improved low-light performance, an update in the audio setup that has the “studio-quality” mic array which is already there on some MacBook Pros. Most importantly, perhaps, Apple is finally (finally) making SSDs standard across the line, for both the 27-inch and 21.5-inch iMac.
This will be the fastest iMac ever with the most powerful processor. It features Intel processors up-to 10cores, Retina 5K display, higher fidelity speakers, and studio-quality mics. This is mainly useful for those who rely on iMac for their work and considering the pandemic situation around, it is the work from home that is happening. So Apple launched the new iMac in a good time for sales.
Apple said that it focused on areas like camera, speakers and microphone to improve the experience for people at home. The 1080p HD webcam is one of the anticipated features on iMac. It finally is on the latest iMac. Previously we had a 720p resolution webcam. So now we can have better quality FaceTime calls and meetings.
The studio quality microphones improve the audio quality in recordings, making podcasts, memos, video calls and meetings.
The processors inside 27-inch iMac are upgraded to Intel’s 10th Gen Comet Lake processors paired with new AMD Radeon Pro 5300, 5500XT and 5700XT graphics, depending on the model and any upgrades you make. The 5700 XT will have 16GB of GDDR6 VRAM. The added SSD on the line up will offer faster data performance up-to 3.4GB/s which will be starting with 256GB and goes all the way up to 8TB.
The 5k display screen for those who want a bigger better display on their desk instead of laptops. Additionally, Apple is offering a nano texture finish for improved glare reduction, similar to what you’ll find on Apple’s pricey Pro Display XDR external monitor. That option will cost you an extra $500. This technology is borrowed from Apple’s $4,999 Pro Display XDR monitor and helps with reflection from light.
The Apple’s T2 security chip is added on the machine, it keeps the storage encrypted and supports “Hey Siri” commands. The chip also enables some camera improvements, including tone mapping, exposure control and face detection. The face detection is not for the Face ID though, it is just to enhance the camera performance. In fact the machine does not have any biometric security features. The T2 chips also has a new audio controller that improves audio bass and fidelity at lower volumes, and True Tone for the display.
The price will be starting at ₹169,990 (Check), the new 27-inch iMac will be available in Apple Authorized Resellers later this month. Starting at ₹99,900 and ₹4,64,900, respectively, the updated models of the 21.5-inch iMac and iMac Pro will be available in select Apple Authorized Resellers later this month.