Apple has announced the anticipated 21.5″ 4K iMac. All 27″ iMacs now have 5K displays. Apple also updated Mac accessories.
As expected, Apple has updated the smaller iMac and added the Retina display. The base model still has a Full HD display but there’s now a 4K option. The 4K model’s display has the resolution of 4096×2304 but no dedicated graphics card. Intel’s Core i5 and i7 Broadwell processor options have the integrated Iris Pro Graphics 6200. The 4K model has 16GB of RAM and various storage options.
The 27″ iMac is now only available with the 5K display. The Intel processors are updated to Skylake architecture and RAM can be configured up to 32GB. Graphics are taken care by AMD’s mobile graphics.
The Mac accessories have been updated as well. With the new accessories, Apple ditches the AA batteries for a rechargeable battery. The Magic Mouse 2 is lighter, has fewer moving parts and the Multi-Touch surface knows ever better what the user intends to do. The keyboard has a new scissor mechanism that adds 33% more key stability and the Trackpad now has Force Touch. All three charge via a Lightning cable.
All the new products are already available. The 21.5″ iMac starts for $1099 for the Full HD model and $1499 for the 4K version. The 27″ model starts at $1799. All the iMacs have the keyboard and mouse or trackpad with them but the accessories can be bought separately. The Magic Mouse 2 costs $79, Keyboard $99 and the Trackpad 2 $129.
Source: Apple Press Release