Apple announces 21.5-inch iMac with 4K display and other ‘Magic’ accessories
Apple is giving its 21.5-inch iMac a good boost of 4K resolution (4096 x 2304) on the new HiDPI Retina display which is a big leap from the 1080 resolution display. That means a sharper and vivid display which will make it even more desirable. Along with that Apple is giving it a boost with faster processor, RAM and graphics improvement. The 27-inch 5K model (5,120 x 2,880 resolution) also comes with the wider color gamut boost for reproducing colors on the screen.
While the inside hardware has been beefed-up for both the models, on the outside the things haven’t changed much. Display panel looks almost the same with a broad bezel area. But no one’s complaining much about that as the 4K option of 21.5-inch display overshadows everything else. The new 4K model for 21.5-inch iMac is going to cost $1,499 while you can still buy the older 1080p model for $1,099.
Other than the new iMac, Apple also revealed the all new Magic Trackpad 2, Magic Mouse 2 and Magic Keyboard that will make it a much more satisfying experience working on the iMac desktops.
# Magic Trackpad 2
The Force Touch feature in iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus has landed on the new Magic Trackpad 2, adding a new dimension to how you interact with your iMac PC. The device has a 29% more surface area that the earlier version and features a more comfortable design. All that comes with a price escalation of $60, meaning that you’ll have to pay $129 for the new Trackpad 2.
# Magic Mouse 2
Apple wanted to revamp the design of their Magic Mouse, especially the bottom for a smoother glide and also a way to eliminate the need of AA batteries to use the device. The Magic Mouse 2 comes with built-in rechargeable battery that can be juiced-up by connecting the lighting cable to the bottom. This new accessory comes with a price tag of $79 which is a $10 hike from the earlier Magic Mouse.
# Magic Keyboard
The keyboard now looks much sleeker and sorted-out with a reduction of 13% space courtesy the improved management of spacing around the keys. The new scissor mechanism provides a stable typing experience and the key size has changed to large square design. The price has also escalated to $99 for the new Magic Keyboard.
All these accessories along with the new iMac is available for purchase from Apple right away.