Apple 21.5 iMac with 4K Retina Display and New Accessories: All you need to know

Apple has updated its iMac series by introducing a 5K resolution “Retina Display” for the entire 27-inch iMac series while 21.5-inch iMacs will now sport a 4K Retina Display. With these enhancements, both the variants of iMac will now have an edge over their competitors, especially considering the image and video quality improvements. It would suffice to say that the iMac would be much more vibrant and impressive from here on.

If you thought it’s just an odd display enhancement, then Apple has more to offer here. Both, the 27-inch and 21.5-inch iMacs models have received a processor boost.

They are powered by faster processors and graphics, two Thunderbolt 2 ports and up to 2TB of Fusion Drive Storage for stock configurations.

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Also, the devices now come with four USB 3 ports, so that you can connect various peripherals, including printer, video devices and much more. Both series also boast of a very robust audio performance.

Specification, Price, and Availability

Here is a look at what the specification looks like:

1. For the 21.5-inch iMac:

CPU: 3.3GHz Core i5-5675C/R (Broadwell)

GPU: Intel Iris Pro 6200

Memory: 8GB 1867MHz DDR3 (LPDDR3 in 21.5-inch)

Storage: 1TB 5400RPM

The 21-inch iMac series is available to buy at Apple’s official website i.e, Apple’s retail stores and select Apple Authorized Resellers. It comes in 3 models starting at $1,099 (US) and $1,299 (US) and with a Retina 4K display starting at $1,499 (US).

2. For the 27-inch iMac:

CPU: 3.5GHz Core i5-6500 (Skylake)

GPU: AMD Radeon R9 M380 (2GB)

Memory: 8GB 1867MHz DDR3 (LPDDR3 in 21.5-inch)

Storage: 1TB 7200RPM

The 27-inch iMac series is available at, Apple’s retail stores and select Apple Authorized Resellers. It comes  in 3 models starting at $1,799 (US), $1,999 (US) and $2,299 (US).

New Accessories For iMac Retina: Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse 2, and Magic Trackpad 2

Apart from iMacs, Apple also announced new wireless accessories unveiling Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse 2 and Magic Trackpad 2.


Magic Keyboard:

Talking about the Apple Magic Keyboard, it has a built-in rechargeable lithium battery that gets fully charged in about two hours using lightning to USB cable. It also has Bluetooth for wireless connectivity.

The keyboard has a re-engineered scissor mechanism with 33% more primary stability and a much suitable profile for more precise and comfortable typing. As per Apple, this new device takes up 13% less space than its predecessor.

Magic Mouse 2:

Similar to Magic Keyboard, the new Magic Mouse 2 is also powered by a built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery and redesigned internal structures with lesser complicated keys.

Magic Trackpad 2:

Rounding off the accessory list, the new Magic Trackpad 2 has a force touch and a larger edge-to-edge glass design with 29% more surface area.

You can click here to view the official release from Apple.