Apple unveils new iMac with M1 chip and bright colors
Apple on Tuesday at its Spring Loaded event unveiled its newest line of iMacs, a rare refresh for what used to be one of the company’s most important products.
The all-in-one devices are a major redesign of the current models, with slimmer borders around the screen and a flat back. The new model has a 24-inch screen, up from 21 inches, and an improved camera, microphone and speakers. The updated iMacs start at $1,299 (£1,249, AU$1,899) for four colors, including blue and red, and $1,499 (£1,449, AU$2,199) for a wider array of colors, including yellow, orange and purple, and more features. Preorders start April 30, and the devices will be available in the second half of May.
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A new 1080p camera is tailored to video calls, a key feature as millions of people around the world have been forced to work from home amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Apple said the camera has a larger sensor that helps it perform better in low light. The iMac’s keyboard also comes with Touch ID, the company’s fingerprint security sensor.
The computers are the latest devices in Apple’s product lineup to use the M1 chip, Apple’s own processor built in house.