Apple updated the iMac line with the new 4K and 5K models featuring the latest eighth-generation Intel Core i7 hexa-core for 21.5-inch 4K iMacs, and ninth-generation Intel Core i9 octa-cores processors with Turbo Boost up to 5.0 GHz for the 27-inch iMac 5K and Radeon Pro Vega GPUs.
The new 21.5-inch iMac models offer up to 60% faster performance than the previous generation, while the new 27-inch iMac models offer up to 2.4 times faster performance than the previous generation, reducing the gap between the high-end iMac standard and the iMac Pro workstation.
The revamped iMac line also offers a 21.5-inch model with 2.666 MHz DDR4 RAM, 8/16/32 GB, and a 27-inch model has 8/16/32/64 GB. For both models, it will be possible to choose SSD up to 1 TB and 2 TB for iMac 5K.
The new iMac models adopt the same design used since 2012 and the same 4K and 5K displays as the previous generation, with a billion colors and a brightness of 500 nits. Even the I/O remains unchanged with two Thunderbolt 3 ports, four USB 3.0 ports, an SD card slot, a headphone jack, and Gigabit Ethernet.
The new 21.5-inch 4K iMac starts at $1,299 while the 27-inch 5M iMac starts at $1,799.