Apple Debuts New 27-Inch iMac: Faster Performance, Retina 5K Display With True Tone, And More

Apple today announced a new 27-inch iMac, featuring faster 10th-generation Intel processors up to 10 cores, double the memory capacity, next-generation AMD graphics, superfast SSDs across the line with four times the storage capacity, a new nano-texture glass option for an even more stunning Retina 5K display, a 1080p FaceTime HD camera, higher fidelity speakers, and studio-quality mics.

“Now more than ever, our customers are relying on the Mac. And many of them need the most powerful and capable iMac we’ve ever made,” said Tom Boger, Apple’s senior director of Mac and iPad Product Marketing. “With blazing performance, double the memory, SSDs across the line with quadruple the storage, an even more stunning Retina 5K display, a better camera, higher fidelity speakers, and studio-quality mics, the 27-inch iMac is loaded with new features at the same price. It’s the ultimate desktop, to work, create, and communicate."
The 27-inch iMac has a 10-core processor option for the first time, with Turbo Boost speeds reaching 5.0GHz for up to 65 percent faster CPU performance. The iMac features double the memory capacity for up to 128GB. According to Apple, when compared to the previous-generation 8-core 27-inch iMac, the new iMac delivers:
  • Up to 65 percent more plug-ins in Logic Pro X.
  • Up to 40 percent faster 8K ProRes transcode in Final Cut Pro X.
  • Up to 35 percent faster rendering with Arnold in Autodesk Maya.
  • Up to 25 percent faster build time in Xcode.
Graphic performance-wise, the 27-inch iMac has more powerful next-generation AMD graphics, which delivers up to 55 percent faster graphics performance from its Radeon Pro 5000 series graphics, featuring AMD’s latest RDNA architecture with faster, more power-efficient compute units. Furthermore, the iMac features a graphics option with 16GB of memory for the first time — providing double the video memory capacity of the previous-generation 27-inch iMac.

SSD is now available on the 27-inch iMac across the line, delivering performance up to 3.4GB/s for launching applications and opening large files. There is also an 8TB SSD option for the first time — four times the SSD capacity of the previous-generation 27-inch iMac. Also new is the Apple T2 Security Chip, which provides on-the-fly data encryption for everything stored on the SSD.

When it comes to the display, the Retina 5K display on the 27-inch iMac features True Tone technology, which automatically adjusts the color temperature of the display to match a user’s ambient lighting. The new iMac offers a nano-texture glass option for even better viewing under various lighting conditions

Finally, the FaceTime HD camera now features 1080p resolution, as the T2 Security Chip works with the speakers to enable variable EQ for better balance, higher fidelity, and deeper bass, and includes a new studio-quality microphone array enables users to capture high-quality audio for improved FaceTime calls, and more.

Prices for the new 27-inch iMac starting at $1,799 and is available to order today on and in the Apple Store app. It will begin arriving at customers and will be in select Apple Store locations and Apple Authorized Resellers starting this week.

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