The iMac was launched 9 years ago in 2012. Cut to 2021, the Apple Spring Loaded 2021 event has finally refreshed the lineup giving it distinct color variants and yes, the newly introduced Apple M1 chipset.
Talking about the colors, the new iMac 2021 arrives with seven hues such as silver, blue, purple, pink, orange, yellow, and green. This computer is based on an ARM-based M1 chipset with eight CPU cores and 7 or 8 GPU cores based on which configuration you select. Of course, Apple has packed a lot of upgrades with the new iMac.
First up, the new iMac now arrives with a 24” factor with a 23.5” display size. The display is a 4.5K Retina Display with 11.3 million pixels and P3 1B color support. The display can reach up to 500 nits of maximum brightness. With TrueTone Technology, the display can adjust the color temperature based on the surroundings as well. Overall, the new iMac has a thickness of just 11.5 mm which is phenomenal.
Next up, in this day and age where everyone is forced to work from home, the new iMac with M1 chipset has upgraded its webcam to support 1080p resolution. It comes with an array of three mics, spatial audio, six speakers built-in with two pairs of force-canceling woofers, and Dolby Atmos support that collectively work to provide studio-quality sound.
The M1 chipset on-board the new Mac has already proven its caliber as it is 85 percent faster in CPU performance and 50 percent better in GPU performance when compared to the latest chipset mounted on the old 21.5-inch iMac. Moreover, the machine learning on the new iMac is also three times faster now. Other features include Wi-Fi * support, two Thunderbolt ports while the upper model has two more USB Type-C ports and a 1Gbps Ethernet port.
Apple iMac with M1 Chipset: Pricing and Availability
You get two variants of the new iMac here. The first is the standard iMac with M1 with an octa-core CPU and 7-core GPU with 8GB RAM and 25GB storage at $1,299 without Touch ID. The upper variant is an iMac with an M1 chipset with an 8-core CPU and 8-core GPU setup with 25GB SSD storage and 8GB RAM and with Touch ID embedded on the new Magic Keyboard available at $1,499.
The new iMac will be available on April 30 for pre-orders followed by shipping slated to commence in the second half of May.
For more details on the new iMac check here.