Apple has introduced the 27-inch iMac (2020) model with the 6- and 8-core 10th-generation Intel processors and provided professionals with the option to even pick a 10-core processor model, with Turbo Boost speeds hitting 5GHz.
Coming to the pricing, it remains the same as the previous models for the base configuration.
Storage is now entirely flash based. The 21.5-inch iMac now also comes with SSDs across the line, and the iMac Pro now has 10-core Intel Xeon processors as standard. There is also an 8TB SSD option for users who need a huge amount of storage. The new all-in-one desktop also includes a T2 chip for boot and data security, a 1080p FaceTime HD camera, and improved speakers and microphones.
For customers using their iMac more than ever to connect with friends, family, and colleagues, the FaceTime HD camera now features 1080p resolution, while the Image Signal Processor in the T2 Security Chip brings tone mapping, exposure control, and face detection for a much higher quality camera experience.
While the iMac 5K retains the same resolution, the display now features Apple's True Tone technology. This seems to be similar to the Pro Display XDR where the coating reduces reflections and glare on the screen by etching the glass at a nanometer level.
To recall, the earlier 27-inch iMac had Fusion Drives over SSDs in the standard configurations. The RAM on the machine can now also be bumped to a maximum of 128GB. Storage is 256GB of SSD storage on the low-end, with 512GB available on the mid-range and high-end models.
To max out the RAM at checkout, Apple charges an additional $2,600, which is like buying another whole iMac.
"For the smaller 21.5" iMac, there are no significant changes and all are still running on the same 7th or 8th gen Intel Core processors. This includes the positively medieval non-Retina 21.5-inch model, which was launched back in 2017, and continues to be on sale at $1100. But the Pro still has beefier cooling, more CPU cores, and more memory so depending upon your needs that may be more beneficial.
Today, Apple revealed an update to the 27-inch 5K Retina iMac with faster processors, updated graphics, more storage, and new display features.
That's it for this update. There are obviously no design changes here that some may have been expecting. Starting at $1,099 (US) and $4,999 (US), respectively, the updated models of the 21.5-inch iMac and iMac Pro will be available to order today on apple.com and in the Apple Store app, and will be in select Apple Store locations and Apple Authorized Resellers beginning next week.