Apple has just announced a major update to its 27-inch iMac. While the design remains the same as in previous years , Apple has updated the entire internal hardware.And it’s a good time to be doing that.
Apple said last week in its earnings that the Mac had its biggest Q3 in history, with Mac sales now rising 22 per cent as people are working and studying from home due to coronavirus spread. So far, this year, Apple has been appealing to consumers with updates to its MacBook Pro and MacBook Air, and now it’s turning to the 27-inch iMac.
It’s aimed at people who want a bigger 5 K screen at their desks, and who might choose an all-in-one desktop computer instead of a laptop, now working from home. Apple said it focused on a few main areas to enhance people’s home experience, including the camera, speakers and microphones
The 27-inch iMac finally has a 1080p HD webcam, allowing feature users as well as critics from all Apple’s Macs, generally ship 720p cameras with lower resolution. Although video chatting in darker rooms can boost lowlight efficiency, the higher resolution also means you can expect a clearer picture.
Apple also adds the studio microphones found in its 16-inch MacBook Pro that provide clearer sound when speaking on video calls or recording stuff like podcasts. but Apple says it has added an audio interface that will boost higher volume balance and lower volume bass performance.
Apple has also updated the 27-inch iMac to the latest Intel 10th-generation processors and is adding a new AMD Radeon Pro 5300, 5500XT and 5700XT graphics, depending on the model and any improvements you are making. Pricing remains the same for the three regular configurations
- The entry-level $1,799 model ships with a 6-core Intel Core i5 processor AMD Radeon Pro 5300 graphics, 8 GB of RAM, and a 256 GB hard drive.
- The $,1999 model includes a slightly faster 6-core Core i5 processor, AMD Radeon Pro 5300 graphics and twice the storage.
- The $2,299 model ships with an 8-core Intel i7 processor, a 512 GB hard drive, AMD Radeon 5500 XT graphics.