We just got the new MacBook Air and Mac Mini last October. This meant that most of the Mac lineup got an update last year. The iMac never got the love that time. That all changes with Apple announcing new iMac!
What’s NEW with the New iMac?
If you were looking for a big change on the outside, then I am sorry to disappoint you. These new machines come in the same exterior that we all know and love (or hate, your opinion). It still comes in Silver (only the iMac Pro gets that shiny Space Gray) and still has big bezels. What you will find in the new iMac is updated processors, RAM, and. storage. (Yay?)
21.5-inch iMac notable specs and pricing
- Retina 4K Display
- 8GB RAM; configurable to 16 or 32 GB
- Starts at 8th-gen Intel Core i3; configurable up to 8th-gen Intel Core i7
- Radeon Pro 555X with 2GB of VRAM or Radeon Pro 560X with 4GB of VRAM; configurable to Radeon Pro Vega 20 with 4GB of VRAM
- Starts at $1299 / P76,990 (PH)
27-inch iMac notable specs and pricing
- Retina 5K Display
- 8GB RAM; configurable to 16, 32, or 64 GB
- Starts at 9th-gen Intel Core i5; configurable up to 9th-gen Intel Core i9
- Radeon Pro 570X or 575X with 4GB of VRAM or Radeon Pro 580X with 8GB of VRAM; configurable to Radeon Pro Vega 48 with 4GB of VRAM
- Starts at $1799 / P117,990 (PH)
Seriously? Nothing else?
Yup. Honestly, we’re at this point where there’s not a lot of progress in terms of what you can update in this iMac. Sure this isn’t perfect, but I wouldn’t expect Apple to rush out a completely redesigned iMac at all. Even the beloved MacBook Air took more than 4 years to get a redesign! Let’s just enjoy what we have now. I sincerely hope we get a more forward-thinking iMac when Apple is ready.
What do you think of this update? I’m sure this already sounded boring to you from the get-go. If you needed a new iMac though, this would be a good time as any to buy one. Whatever you feel, sound off in those comments!