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Overnight Apple unveiled significant updates to its 27-inch iMac range. Bringing huge performance gains, SSDs across all models, improvements to the 5K display, and higher quality web camera, and more. Available from Apple’s online store and Authorised Apple Resellers from a Recommended Retail Price of A$2,799.

Much of the design and appearance of the new iMac remains unchanged. However, hardware internally has been given some significant updates. Intel Processors are now up to 10 cores, and memory capacity has been doubled. Graphics is now powered by next-generation AMD chips. And as for storage, super-fast Solid State Drives (SSDs) is now across all models in up to four times the storage capacity.

Performance

As a result, when compared to the previous-generation 8-core 27-inch iMac, the new iMac delivers up to 65% more plug-ins in Logic Pro X. Up to 40% faster 8K ProRes transcode in Final Cut Pro X. And up to 25% faster build time in Xcode. In graphics, iMac delivers up to 55% faster graphics from its Radeon Pro 5000 series graphics. But there is potential for much more with the option of a 16GB GPU in iMac for the first time – double the video memory capacity from the previous 27-inch iMac.

Retina Display

Apple has also made some enhancements with the large 27-inch 5K Retina Display. Bringing True Tone and an optional Nano-Texture option for the first time.

14.7 million pixels, 1 billion colours, P3 wide colour, and 500 nits of brightness make up the 5K Retina Display. And now for the first time True Tone technology, which automatically adjusts the colour temperature of the display to match the ambient lighting around you.

For even better viewing angles under various lighting conditions, Apple has introduced a nano-texture glass option. One which was first introduced on Pro Display XDR.

Nano-texture glass is unlike the typical matte finishes which have a coating added to the surface to scatter light. Apple goes on to explain Nano-texture glass is a process that etches the glass at a nanometer level. Resulting in low reflectivity and less glare, while maintaining image quality and contrast.

Improved Camera and more

In a COVID-19 world, we are connecting with friends, family, and colleagues online more than ever. So now, the 27-inch iMac features a 1080p FaceTime HD camera. And a Singal Processor in the T2 Security Chip brings tone mapping, exposure control, and face detection for a much higher quality camera experience. 

Alongside the improved camera is Higher Fidelity Speakers and Studio-quality Mics.

Pricing

In Australia, 27-inch iMac models starts from a Recommended Retail Price of A$2,799 with a 31.GHz 6-core processor. An 8-core 27-inch iMac with 5K display is priced from a Recommended Retail Price of A$3,549.

University students and teachers of all educational institutes can save up to A$310 off a new iMac. With Apple offering special educational pricing on all new iMac models from their online store for Education.

All models can be configured and purchased from Apple’s online store. All orders include free fast delivery and 14-day returns.

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