Apple upgrades 21 inch iMac to 4k resolution, 27 inch with Intel Skylake processors

Apple also released the new Magic Mouse 2, Magic Keyboard, and Magic Trackpad 2.

Published Date
14 - Oct - 2015
| Last Updated
14 - Oct - 2015
Apple upgrades 21 inch iMac to 4k resolution, 27 inch with Intel...

Apple has launched the much awaited 21.5-inch 4K iMac along with the new 27-inch 5K iMac. In addition, Apple has also announced new accessories, including its Magic Mouse 2, Magic Keyboard and Magic Trackpad 2. Buyers will also have the choice of selecting a Fusion Drive of up to 2TB on the 21.5-inch iMac model and up to 3TB on the 27-inch version. Let’s see what each of these newly launched products has to offer.

21.5-inch 4K iMac:

The newly launched 21.5-inch iMac features a Retina display with 4K (4096 x 2304) resolution and 9.4 million pixels. It results in a pixel density of about 218 ppi, which is equal to the 27-inch iMac with 5k resolution. It is powered by the 5th generation 3.1GHz Intel Core i7 Broadwell processors with Intel Iris Pro Graphics. It also has 8GB of RAM and 1 TB storage along with two Thunderbolt 2 ports. Apple’s new 21.5-inch 4k iMac will run on the newly launched OS X El Capitan. The pricing of the 21.5-inch iMac starts at $1,099 (approx. Rs.71,605) and the 4K variant costs $1,499 (approx. Rs. 97,615).

27-inch 5K iMac:

The refreshed 27-inch 5K iMac sports a Retina display with 5120x2880px resolution and a total of 14.7 million pixles. It houses the latest 6th generation Intel Skylake processor along with AMD Radeon R9 graphics. It has 8GB of RAM and 1 TB storage. It also features two Thunderbolt 2 ports and will run on El Capitan. Its price starts at $1,799 (approx. Rs. 1,17,214).

As for the newly launched accessories, the Magic Trackpad 2 comes with 29% more surface area and features the Force Touch feature. It is priced at $129 (approx. Rs.8,405). The Magic Keyboard can be charged completely within two hours using a Lightning-to-USB cable, according to Apple. The keyboard also has support for Bluetooth connectivity and is priced at $99 (approx. Rs.6,450). Apple has made some changes to the internal design of the Magic Mouse 2 and it features a rechargeable battery. The mouse is available at a price tag of $79 (approx. Rs.5,147). The newly launched iMacs will come with a Magic Mouse 2 and Magic Keyboard. 

Further, Apple will launch the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus in India on October 16. The iPhones are available for pre-orders on various e-commerce websites like Flipkart, Amazon, and PayTM.