Apple iMac's Gets An Update


Following the iPad announcements yesterday, today Apple is announcing upgrades to their iMac lineup.

All versions of Apple's all-in-one desktop computer are receiving internal updates today. From new processor options, ram options, and graphics options. Along with new hardware for inside the computers, Apple is also lowering the cost to upgrade to a higher-end device which was previously on sale.

The iMacs didn't get an external update; today it's all about what makes them run on the inside.

iMac 21.5-inch

The smaller iMac got a spec bump which now includes the 8th generation quad-core and six-core processor options. This new processor should be close to 60% faster than previous versions. Also included is a new Radeon Pro Vega graphics processor, which should be 80% faster than previous versions.

The new 21.5-inch iMac starts at $1,399 CAD ($1,299 USD).

iMac 5K 27-inch

The higher end 27-inch version of the iMac also got a new processor bump. It now has the option for the 9th gen Intel processor with eight or six cores. Along with a Radeon Pro Vega graphics card.

The 5k 27-inch iMac starts at $2,399 CAD ($1,799 USD).

iMac Pro

The iMac Pro also got a small update, with the new option to add up to 256gb of 2,666Mhz DDR4 EEC memory. This option is sure to turn the workstation into a high-end performance machine. The only issue is it costs an additional $6,240 CAD ($5,200 USD).

Some good news though other upgrade options for the iMac Pro have gone down in price. Upgrading from 32gb to 64gb of ram now only costs $480 CAD where it used to cost around $880 CAD. Apple also lowered the price to upgrade the internal SSD by between $200 - $400 depending on the option you select.

iMac Pro also gets a graphics card update posting the new AMD Radeon Pro Vega 64X Graphics Card with 16GB of HBM2 memory.

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