The iMac is getting its yearly overhaul today, with Apple announcing tweaks to both the 21.5″ and 27″ models along with new versions of their wireless keyboard, mouse, and trackpad.
The 27″ iMac will now be powered by 6th generation (Skylake) Intel Core i5/i7 processors, up to 32 GB of DDR3 RAM, up to a 2 TB Fusion drive, and up to an AMD Radeon R9 M395 (2GB). Besides the Skylake refresh, the biggest change is that the 27″ iMac now comes standard with the 5k Retina display Apple introduced last year. The 21.5″ iMac will get 5th generation Intel Core i5/i7 processors, up to 16 GB of DDR3 RAM, up to a 2 TB Fusion drive, and up to integrated Intel Iris Pro Graphics 6200. While the 1080p display will still be standard on the 21.5″ iMac, there is now a high-end option with a 4k display. Both that 4k display and the 5k display on the larger iMac will come with Apple’s new P3 technology, which allows for a wider range of red and green shades. All iMacs will now come with a Thunderbolt 2 port, as well.
Apple’s iMac accessories are all getting a magical refresh — now called the Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse 2, and Magic Trackpad 2, all three come with Lightning ports that can be used for charging and instant, one-time pairing. While the mouse has only seen slight design tweaks, the trackpad and keyboard have gotten more noticeable changes. The Magic Trackpad 2 now includes the Force Touch feature introduced in the MacBook, while the keyboard has done away with the cylindrical edge, giving it a much less pronounced incline. The keys are also similar to the new MacBook’s, with less key travel than before.
The 21.5″ iMac starts at $1,100, with the 4k option starting at $1,500. The 27″ iMac starts at $1,800. The accessories have all gotten price increases — $100 for the Magic Keyboard, $80 for the Magic Mouse 2, and $130 for the Magic Trackpad 2.