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Apple announces fresh new iMac powered by M1

The design refresh for Apple’s iMac finally arrived and it still has the chin, but there are a bunch of colors, white display bezels, a stand that is similar to the XDR display, powered by M1 and a new 1080P webcam. There is a new magnetic power cable that attaches to the back. Ethernet can be connected to the power brick so that the internet connection and power runs through the same cable. It also features four USB-C ports on the high-end model, two of which will support Thunderbolt. The base model has 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD.

The new M1-powered iMac is only 11.5mm thin and two small fans inside replacing what Apple called the previous generation’s “bulky thermal system.”

This is the very first iMac with an Apple Silicon chip on board and being that this is the 24-inch model pairing with M1, we will likely see a new 27-inch model with a more powerful Apple Silicon chip.

A 24-inch iMac with 256GB of storage, 8GB of RAM and two Thunderbolt ports and two USB 4 ports starts at $1,299 with only 4 colors available. Higher end configurations like a 512GB of storage, 8GB of RAM, two Thunderbolt ports, two USB 4 ports, three USB 3 ports, Gigabit Ethernet and Magic Keyboard with Touch ID included for $1,699 with the all seven colors available. When the configurator is live, you will be able to configure your 24-inch iMac with up to 16GB of RAM and 2TB of Storage, no word on pricing of those configurations yet.

Specs

Model24-inch iMac (7-core GPU) 24-inch iMac (8-core GPU)
Display24-inch 4.5K Retina display
4480-by-2520 resolution at 218 pixels per inch with support for 1 billion colors
500 nits brightness
Wide color (P3)
True Tone technology
24-inch 4.5K Retina display
4480-by-2520 resolution at 218 pixels per inch with support for 1 billion colors
500 nits brightness
Wide color (P3)
True Tone technology
ChipApple M1 chip

8-core CPU with 4 performance cores and 4 efficiency cores

7-core GPU

16-core Neural Engine
Apple M1 chip

8-core CPU with 4 performance cores and 4 efficiency cores

8-core GPU

16-core Neural Engine
Memory8GB unified memory

Configurable to 16GB unified memory
8GB unified memory

Configurable to 16GB unified memory
Storage256GB SSD

Configurable to 512GB or 1TB
256GB or 512GB SSD

Configurable to 1TB or 2TB
PortsTwo Thunderbolt / USB 4 ports with support for:

DisplayPort
Thunderbolt 3 (up to 40Gb/s)
USB 4 (up to 40Gb/s)
USB 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10Gb/s)
Thunderbolt 2, HDMI, DVI, and VGA supported using adapters (sold separately)

3.5 mm headphone jack

Configurable with Gigabit Ethernet
Two Thunderbolt / USB 4 ports with support for:

DisplayPort
Thunderbolt 3 (up to 40Gb/s)
USB 4 (up to 40Gb/s)
USB 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10Gb/s)
Thunderbolt 2, HDMI, DVI, and VGA supported using adapters (sold separately)

3.5 mm headphone jack

Gigabit Ethernet

Two USB 3 ports (up to 10Gb/s)
Included Keyboard and MouseMagic Keyboard
Magic Mouse
Configurable with:
Magic Keyboard with Touch ID
Magic Keyboard with Touch ID and Numeric Keypad
Magic Trackpad
Magic Keyboard with Touch ID
Magic Mouse
Configurable with:
Magic Keyboard with Touch ID and Numeric Keypad
Magic Trackpad
WirelessWi-Fi802.11ax Wi-Fi 6 wireless networking
IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac compatible

Bluetooth 5.0 wireless technology
Wi-Fi802.11ax Wi-Fi 6 wireless networking
IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac compatible

Bluetooth 5.0 wireless technology
In the BoxiMac

Magic Keyboard

Magic Mouse

143W power adapter

Power cord (2 m)

USB-C to Lightning Cable
iMac

Magic Keyboard with Touch ID

Magic Mouse

143W power adapter

Power cord (2 m)

USB-C to Lightning Cable
ColorsBlue

Green

Pink

Silver
Blue

Green

Pink

Silver

Yellow

Orange

Purple
Price$1,299$1,499

Accessories

Apple also announced a slew of new accessories that match the new iMac colors like new Magic Mice, Magic Trackpads, new keyboards and a new keyboard with Touch ID built in.

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