New iMac Features 24-inch 4.5K Retina Display And M1 Chip

The new 24-iMac offers powerful performance in a design that’s just 11.5 millimeters thin.

Recently, Apple at the Apple Spring Loaded event launched an all-new iMac featuring a much more compact and remarkably thin design, and a brilliant 4.5K Retina display; enabled by the M1 chip.

A completely new design with a very thin frame makes the new iMac light and nearly invisible from the sides. The new M1 system-on-a-chip architecture uses a smaller logic board and so reduces its overall volume by over 50%. 

At just 11.5mm thin the new iMac is available in seven bright and vibrant colors. It features a 24-inch 4.5K Retina display with 11.3 million pixels, and 500 nits of brightness. The device also includes a 1080p FaceTime HD camera, studio-quality mics, and a six-speaker sound system. 

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With this launch, Touch ID is also coming to iMac for the first time. "The new iMac joins the family of Mac models powered by M1, including MacBook Air, 13-inch MacBook Pro, and Mac mini, marking another step forward in Apple’s transition to Apple silicon."

The iMac is powered with macOS Big Sur, which combining with the power of M1 chip, Apple claims, provides 85 percent faster CPU performance than the standard models of the 21.5-inch. The new iMac instantly wakes from sleep, and apps launch with blazing speed. You can browse even faster and run hundreds of tabs at once, in Safari. And in Photos, you can fly through edits to your images. 

Well, with Apple Arcade, you can play exclusive games while on the large iMac display, and you can also run a variety of iPhone and iPad apps right on your iMac without breaking your workflow. macOS also provide you powerful iCloud and Continuity features that allows you to work seamlessly across your iMac, iPhone, and other Apple devices. Morever macOS Big Sur gives more controls at your fingertips and is packed with enhancements to all important apps including Safari, Messages, and Maps.

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The M1 chip delievers 2 times faster GPU performance for some apps like Affinity Photo and Photoshop, and around 50 percent faster than the most powerful discrete graphics in the fastest 21.5-inch iMac. This allows you to render edits in real time or add complex filters to your photos in a snap. You also ger the ability to edit up to five streams of 4K footage, or one stream of 8K footage, without dropping a frame in Final Cut Pro. New iMac also offers up to 3 times faster machine learning in apps that leverage the 16-core Neural Engine in M1.6.

Calls and texts will also come straight to the new iMac. And cross-clipboard support allows you to copy elements on the iPhone and paste them on the new iMac.

The device also packs 4 USB C ports for I/O, along with a new power connector that attaches magnetically. The ethernet connection can also now connect to the power cable to keep the desktop space cleaner. Alongside Touch ID and new iMac also supports Apple’s Magic Mouse and Magic Keyboard.

The new 24-iMac is available to order beginning April 30, on apple.com/in and in the Apple Store app. The 7-core GPU variant starts at INR 119900, and is available in green, pink, blue, and silver. The 7-core GPU iMac features an 8-core CPU, 8GB of unified memory, 256GB SSD, two Thunderbolt ports; along with Magic Keyboard, and Magic Mouse.

iMac with 8-core GPU is available in green, yellow, orange, pink, purple, blue, and silver; starting at INR139900.