The new Apple iMac 2021 officially arrives. It will use the new 8-core Apple M1 ARM CPU and a 4.5K Retina display for ultra-sharp images
Apple today has the all-new Apple iMac 2021 featuring a much more compact and noticeably thin design, thanks to the Apple M1 chip. The new iMac offers high performance in a design that is only 11.5mm thick, with a striking side profile that practically disappears from view. Available in a range of vibrant colors to match a user’s personal style and brighten up any space, the Apple iMac 2021 features a 24-inch 4.5K Retina display with 11.3 million pixels, 500 nits of brightness and over a billion colors, offering a bright and vivid viewing experience.
The new Apple iMac 2021 also includes a 1080p FaceTime HD camera, studio-quality microphones and a six-speaker sound system: the best video camera and audio ever seen on a Mac. Plus, Touch ID comes to iMac for the first time, making it easier than ever to securely log in, make purchases with Apple Pay, or switch user profiles at the touch of a finger. By combining the power and performance of Apple M1 and macOS Big Sur, apps launch at blazing speed, everyday tasks turn out blazing fast and smooth and demanding workloads like 4K video editing and working with large images are faster than ever. The new iMac joins the M1-based family of Mac models, including the MacBook Air, 13-inch MacBook Pro and Mac mini, marking another step in the transition to Apple-made silicon. Customers can order the new PC starting Friday, April 30, and it will be available in the second half of May. Greg Joswiak, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing, says:
M1 is a giant leap forward for the Mac, and today we’re excited to introduce the all-new iMac, the first Mac designed around the revolutionary M1 chip. With its striking design in seven stunning colors, its immersive 4.5K Retina display, the best camera, microphones and speakers ever seen on a Mac, and Touch ID, combined with the stunning performance of M1 and the power of macOS Big Sur , the new iMac takes everything people love about iMacs to a whole new level.
Apple iMac 2021: completely new design thanks to the M1 chip
Completely reinventing one of the world’s most iconic computers, the new iMac features a slimmer, more compact design that’s truly enjoyable from every angle. Thanks to the ARM architecture and the extraordinary energy efficiency of M1, the logic board and heat sinks have been significantly reduced in size from the previous generation, allowing the side profile of the new iMac to almost disappear. The much more compact design reduces volume by 50%, allowing it to take up less space and easily adapt to even more locations.
With a wide range of colors: green, yellow, orange, pink, purple, blue and silver, the new Apple iMac 2021 can be adapted to any place unlike any other computer. It features softer colors and thinner edges on the front to allow users to focus on their content, while the back pops up with rich, saturated colors. To complete the simplified design, the iMac features a new power connector that connects magnetically and a matching colored 2-meter braided cable.
The stunning 24-inch 4.5K Retina display
The iMac has always been the best-in-class display. The new all-in-one computer is no exception: it is equipped with a large 24-inch Retina 4.5K display with narrower edges and 11.3 million pixels. With a wide coverage of the P3 color gamut and over a billion colors, in addition to 500 nits of brightness, images are rendered very vivid and brighter. This new display also features the tecnologia True Tone, which automatically adjusts the color temperature as the environment changes for a more natural viewing experience. Additionally, the new Apple iMac 2021’s 4.5K Retina display has an industry-leading anti-reflective coating for enhanced comfort and readability.
Apple iMac 2021: the groundbreaking performance of M1
With the power and performance of M1 and macOS Big Sur, the new iMac instantly wakes up from hibernation, daily tasks run faster and smoother, and apps launch with astonishing speed. In Safari, users can browse even faster and run hundreds of tabs at the same time, while in Photos, users can quickly scroll through changes to their images. With Apple Arcade, they can have fun with exclusive games while on the iMac’s large display, and users can also run a variety of iPhone and iPad apps directly on their iMac without interrupting their workflow. macOS also offers powerful iCloud and Continuity features that allow users to work seamlessly on iMacs, iPhones, and other Apple devices. The new iMac offers the best experience thanks to macOS Big Sur. His exquisite design brings a new level of power and beauty and allows users to fully experience the spacious 24-inch 4.5K Retina display. macOS Big Sur puts more controls at users’ fingertips and is packed with enhancements to key apps including Safari, Messages, and Maps.
The powerful CPU a 8 core in M1 uses the most powerful ARM solution presents on the market. There GPU a 8 core offers the fastest integrated graphics ever seen in a personal computer. When combined with its highly efficient unified memory architecture andApple Neural Engine a 16 core, the new 2021 iMac offers much higher performance than the standard 21.5-inch iMac models, including:
- CPU performance up to 85% faster, so users can export their favorite video project to iMovie faster than ever, easily work with huge 100-megapixel photos in Lightroom, and compile new apps in Xcode in a fraction of the time.
- GPU performance up to 2x faster for some apps like Affinity Photo and Photoshop and up to 50% faster than the more powerful discrete graphics in the faster 21.5-inch iMac, allowing users to render changes in real time or add complex filters to their photos in a snap.
- The possibility of edit up to five 4K movie streams or one 8K movie stream, without dropping a frame in Final Cut Pro.
- Machine learning up to 3x faster in apps that leverage the 16-core neural engine in M1.
Apple iMac 2021: The best camera, microphones and speakers ever on a Mac
iMac comes with a videocamera FaceTime HD 1080p, the best ever on a Mac, delivering high quality video and exceptional low-light performance. iMac also uses the Image Signal Processor in the M1 chip and the Neural Engine, improving the image quality of the camera with better noise reduction, greater dynamic range and better auto exposure and white balance. So whether you are connecting with family or during a video call while working from home, users will always look their best. To complement the camera, the new iMac comes with an array of three studio-quality microphones for clearer voice calls and recordings, the best ever on a Mac. The microphones are positioned to reduce feedback from the rest of the system, while directional beamforming allows them to better ignore background noise and focus on a user’s voice. As a result, conversations are more natural and recordings are crystal clear.
The new Apple iMac 2021 also offers the best sound system ever on a Mac. Ha two pairs of woofers Force-canceling side-by-side for impressive bass response while reducing unwanted vibrations. Each pair is balanced with a high performance tweeter. The result is a six-speaker sound system that produces a huge soundstage with powerful, articulate bass and crystal clear mids and highs. All of these speaker innovations, along with advanced algorithms, allow the iMac to support spatial audio when playing video with Dolby Atmos. Together with its beautiful 4.5K Retina display, iMac transforms any space into an incredible movie-watching experience.
Thousands of universal apps now available
There are now thousands of popular and powerful universal apps available that take full advantage of M1 and macOS Big Sur, including Photoshop, Twitter, Microsoft Office, Quicken, Slack, Affinity Publisher, Zappos, 1Password e DaVinci Resolve, with more arriving each week. With the power of M1 and macOS Big Sur and thousands of universal apps, iMac can transform an office into a cinema, a living room into a classroom, a kitchen into a conference room, or shine as the centerpiece of a commercial space.
Apple iMac 2021: Touch ID arrives on iMac, along with color-matched accessories
Customers can choose between three Magic Keyboard models with beautiful aluminum casings that match the colors of the iMac. And for the first time, Touch ID comes to iMac. Wirelessly implemented on Magic Keyboard, it uses a dedicated security component on the keyboard that communicates directly with the Secure Enclave in M1, creating an encrypted channel for protect users’ fingerprint data from one end to the other. Whether it’s unlocking their Mac or making a purchase with Apple Pay, users enjoy a fast, easy, and secure experience. Plus, Touch ID works with Fast User Switching, so customers can switch to a different user profile with the push of a finger. Customers can also choose Magic Keyboard with Touch ID and numeric keypad, plus color-matched Magic Mouse and best-in-class Magic Trackpad.
State-of-the-art connectivity for data and devices
Every Apple iMac 2021 comes with two Thunderbolt ports for super-fast data transfers, giving customers high-performance options to connect to multiple devices, including support for a display up to 6K, such as Apple Pro Display XDR, and Wi-Fi 6 which offers faster wireless performance. The 8-core iMac configuration delivers two additional USB-C ports and also has a 1 Gbps Ethernet port on the power adapter.
Apple iMac 2021: best for the environment
Today, Apple is carbon neutral for global business operations and, by 2030, it expects to have a zero climate impact on the entire company, including manufacturing supply chains and all product life cycles. This means that every Apple device sold, from material gathering, component manufacturing, assembly, transportation, customer use, to …