An all new iMac showed up on Apple’s website yesterday as a surprise to everyone. While it maintains the overall physical design, the inside has undergone a substantial overhaul. From a faster processor and improved graphics performance, to increased video and audio performance, this update provides a significant upgrade over last year’s model.
Taking a few design cues from the iMac Pro, the new iMac is now sporting nano-texture glass. This glass option offers less glare than traditional glass displays. While typical matte displays use a special coating, nano-texture glass has a texture that’s physically etched into the glass. This process reportedly offers an overall improvement to image quality while limiting glare.
Now offering up to a 10-core Intel Core i9 processor on the 27-inch model, these machines will help professionals get their work done faster than ever. The 21.5-inch model can be configured with up to a 6-core Intel Core i7 processor, which is no slouch. Either way, better performance is always expected, but Apple has a track record of making significant improvements in this area time and time again.
While RAM on both models has increased and improved, the most significant addition as all-flash SSDs across all models and configurations. Finally, there is no longer an option to purchase one of these powerhouse computers with a crippling spinning hard drive or the marginally better fusion drive.
While we could have expected the afore mentioned improvements, what we didn’t expect was an updated FaceTime camera. Finally, we no longer have to suffer with “potato quality” cameras while suffering through Zoom calls. The 21.5-inch model comes with a 720p camera, which is a bit disappointing. But the 27-inch model comes with a 1080p camera, which is a significant upgrade.
To find out what other features and improvements can be found on the all-new iMac, check out Apple’s website for details.