Apple Announces M1-Powered iMac
Apple has announced a new iMac, which is powered by its 8-core 5nm M1 chip.
The new iMac is 11.5-milimeters thick and sports a 24-inch 4.5K Retina display with 500 nits of brightness and “over a billion” colours. The display has a P3 wide colour gamut and has True Tone technology for colour temperature adjustment, as well as an anti-reflective coating.
Other features include a 1080p FaceTime HD camera, a three-microphone array, a six-speaker sound system with two pairs of force-cancelling woofers, and Wi-Fi 6. It is also the first iMac to have Touch ID.
The 7-core GPU variant of the new iMac comes with 8GB of unified memory, a 256GB SSD, two Thunderbolt ports, a Magic Keyboard, and a Magic Mouse. Meanwhile, the 8-core GPU variant comes has two USB 3 ports and a 1Gbps Ethernet port on top of that.
Apple says that the device is built with a low-carbon aluminium enclosure and uses 100% recycled tin in its main logic board’s solder. Additionally, the speakers’, fan motor’s, and power connector’s magnets are said to be made with 100% recycled rare earth elements.
The iMac with 7-core GPU has a starting price of US$1,299 (~RM5,350), or US$1,249 (~RM5,144) for education. It offers green, pink, blue, and silver colour options. On the other hand, the iMac with 8-core GPU has a starting price of US$1,499 (~RM6,174), or US$1,399 (~RM5,762) for education. It is available in green, yellow, orange, pink, purple, blue, and silver.
The new iMac will be available in the second half of May, with orders available from April 30.