Apple announces 'iMac' reborn with new design & M1 chip, ultra-thin and abundant color variations

At Apple's distribution event held on April 21, 2021, the new iMac was announced with a new design and M1 chip.

24-inch iMac-Apple (Japan)

Apple Event — April 20 --YouTube

Apple's genuine custom chip, M1, has excellent performance enough to receive a storm of rave reviews from overseas media. By adopting such an M1 chip, Cook said that all Macs will be completely transformed into exceptional products.

The M1 chip has reborn the MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and Mac mini.

To further promote the possibilities of such an M1 chip ...

The iMac with M1 has been announced.

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The iMac, which was previously thin enough, is now even thinner. The thinness of the side is 11.5 mm.

Both front and back have a colorful design.

'What we wanted was a light and optimistic atmosphere.'

'A piece of glass covers the entire surface.'

'The iMac blends into your environment.'

The back is bolder and more colorful than the front.

So, the evolutionary history of successive iMacs has been shown. Apple has been making Macs thinner with the vision of 'making computers invisible,' but with the advent of the M1 chip, we succeeded in downsizing the heat management system by downsizing the logic board and improving power efficiency. This is the secret behind the amazing thinness of the new iMac. It is also highly quiet, and under normal use, the operating noise is less than 10 decibels, making it almost inaudible to the human ear. The new iMac has succeeded in reducing the volume by more than 50% compared to the previous model.

The new iMac is equipped with the best display in iMac history, and by narrowing the outer frame, it realizes a display that is considerably larger than before. The display size is 24 inches. The resolution is 4.5K with 4480 x 2520 pixels. The wide color gamut of P3, more than 1 billion colors, and brightness of 500 nits make the display very bright and vivid. The iPhone uses the familiar True Tone technology, which automatically adjusts the color temperature when the surrounding conditions change.

The iMac camera, microphone, and speaker have evolved into new ones.

The in-camera will be a 1080p FaceTime HD camera, enabling video calls at twice the resolution of conventional cameras.

By linking the camera with the M1 chip equipped with Apple's latest image signal processor, ISP, it is possible to further improve the image quality. Your ISP will analyze and improve each pixel when using a FaceTime HD camera. It is said that this process is an arithmetic process that exceeds 1 trillion per second.

By linking with the M1's Neural Engine, you can adjust the exposure and white balance more smartly. This allows you to always adjust the brightness to an appropriate level. You can also take advantage of advanced noise reduction algorithms to bring a new level of clarity to your video.

By utilizing tone mapping, the dynamic range can be enhanced, and bright highlights and dark shadows can be expressed in even more detail.

In other words, it's the best camera in Mac history.

In addition, the iMac is equipped with a 3-microphone array so that you can hear the voice loudly and clearly during a call. In addition, it is equipped with a 6-speaker system that realizes excellent bass response with two sets of force-scan selling woofers so that loud and accurate sound can be transmitted, so that you can enjoy more profound sound than ever before. I am.

Combining speaker innovation with advanced algorithms, the iMac can also support spatial audio when playing video on Dolby Atmos.

By adopting the M1 chip, the startup is also explosive. The startup of the application is also crisp. It works well and Safari can open hundreds of tabs at once.

In addition, the iMac will make your gaming experience even better than ever.

Thanks to the M1 chip, it is possible to participate in the Zoom conference while playing the game.

CPU performance in applications such as Xcode, Lightroom and iMovie is up to 85% faster than previous generation 21.5-inch iMacs.

In addition, GPU performance is up to twice as fast as previous generation iMacs in certain applications such as Affinity Photo and Photoshop. And overall, discrete graphics make it up to 50% faster.

Applications that leverage the M1's 16-core Neural Engine are three times faster.

In games like 'Sky: Children of the Light', you can also use the keyboard as a controller.

It has four USB-C ports, two of which are Thunderbolt ports.

It is also possible to output to a display such as Pro Display XDR.

The power connector is attached with a magnet.

The cable is woven and is 2 meters long.

The adapter looks like this

And about the keyboard.

For the compact Magic Keyboard ...

Touch ID is also included.

The keyboard is wireless, but the secure processor inside the keyboard also makes Touch ID available.

Magic Mouse is also colorful.

There is also a Magic Trackpad.

The iMac package looks like this.

Of course, it is also environmentally friendly.

A model with an 8-core CPU, 7-core GPU, 8GB of memory, 256GB SSD, and two Thunderbolt ports comes with a Magic Keyboard for $ 1299 (154,800 yen including tax in Japan).

8-core CPU, 8-core GPU, memory 8GB, 256GB SSD, 2 Thunderbolt ports, 3 USB ports, Magic Keyboard with Touch ID and Ethernet compatible model for $ 1,499 (177,800 yen including tax).

Reservations will be accepted from April 30th, and sales will begin in the latter half of May.

Below is a movie that summarizes the features of the iMac that was played during the distribution event.

Say hello to the new iMac | Apple --YouTube

In addition, CEO Cook also posted a tweet that appeals to the colorfully reborn iMac.

in Hardware,   Video, Posted by logu_ii