Apple announces new 21.5-inch 4K iMac and updated 5K iMac

As suspected, Apple today announced a refresh to its all-in-one desktop, refreshing the 21.5-inch model with a brand spanking new screen with 4K resolution versus a 1080p screen on the previous-generation model.

In addition, the Retina 5K display is now available on every 27-inch iMac as Apple has removed the non-Retina 27-inch models from sale.

The 4K iMac comes with a 3.1GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 processor (fifth-generation) as standard, plus 8GB of RAM, a 1TB hard drive, and Intel Iris Pro Graphics 6200. It can also be configured with a 3.3GHz Intel Core i7, up to 16GB of RAM, and up to 512GB of flash storage.

The updated 5K iMac is now powered by sixth-generation Intel Core processors, and the latest AMD graphics chips. It also offers the wider P3-based color gamut that comes with its smaller sibling.

Both iMacs also come with two Thunderbolt 2 ports as standard, and three-stream 802.11ac Wi-Fi for networking speeds up to 1.3Gbps.

“These are the most stunning iMacs we’ve ever made. With our gorgeous new Retina displays, more powerful processors and graphics and all-new Magic accessories, the new iMac continues to redefine the ultimate desktop experience.”

Availability

Both the 21.5-inch iMac with Retina 4K display and 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display are available today at Apple.com, Apple’s retail stores and select Apple Authorized Resellers.

The 21.5-inch iMac is available in $1,099 and $1,299 flavors, while the new model with Retina 4K display is priced at $1,499. The 27-inch iMac comes in three models starting at $1,799, $1,999 and $2,299.

Every new iMac comes standard with the new $99 Magic Keyboard and the $79 Magic Mouse 2. The new $129 Magic Trackpad 2 is an optional purchase.

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