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Apple announces M1-powered iMac

Victor Barreiro Jr.
Apple announces M1-powered iMac

IMAC. The new iMacs get colorful

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The new iMac gets Touch ID for the first time, and gets a splash of color

Apple on Tuesday, April 20 (April 21, Manila time) announced its latest iteration on the iMac, powered by the M1 chip and macOS Big Sur.

The new iMac will come in various colors to match the personal style of users, and will sport a 24-inch 4.5K Retina display with 11.3 million pixels, 500 nits of brightness and supporting more than 1 billion colors.

The new iMac features a 1080p FaceTime HD camera, as well as studio-quality mics and a 6-speaker sound system. Apple is touting it as “the best camera and audio ever in a Mac.”

For the first time, the new iMac will also have Touch ID capabilities.

The iMac’s CPU performance is up to 85% faster than the previous 21.5-inch iMac. GPU performance is up to two times faster, and machine learning is up to 3 times faster thanks to a 16-core neural engine. iPhone and iPad apps can also be run directly on the iMac.

The iMac with a 7-core GPU starts at $1,299. It will be available in green, pink, blue, and silver. It features an 8-core CPU, 8GB of unified memory, 256GB SSD, two Thunderbolt ports, Magic Keyboard, and Magic Mouse.

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Meanwhile, the iMac with an 8-core GPU starts at $1,499. It will come in green, yellow, orange, pink, purple, blue, and silver colors, and features an 8-core CPU, 8GB of unified memory, 256GB SSD, two Thunderbolt ports, two additional USB 3 ports, Magic Keyboard with Touch ID, Magic Mouse, and Ethernet connectivity.

The new iMac will be available to order starting April 30, and will be available beginning in the second half of May.

Other hardware announcements from Apple include a new purple iPhone, the tracking device Apple AirTag, and the 6th generation Apple TV 4K with A12 Bionic chip and high frame rate HDR capabilities. – Rappler.com

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Victor Barreiro Jr.

Victor Barreiro Jr is part of Rappler's Central Desk. An avid patron of role-playing games and science fiction and fantasy shows, he also yearns to do good in the world, and hopes his work with Rappler helps to increase the good that's out there.