A few hours after the launch of the new iPad mini and iPad Air with Bionic A12 processors and Apple Pencil support, Apple has also updated its iMac 2019 lineup, bringing 9th generation octa-core Intel processors into the fray and also introducing Radeon Pro Vega graphics on iMac computers for the first time.
As happened in the past, the innovations are centered exclusively on the hardware platform that can finally boast Intel Core processors up to the ninth generation and Vega graphics cards as an option.
The 21.5-inch iMac 2019 now offers an eighth-generation quad-core processor and, for the first time, a six-core processor that can deliver up to 60% more performance than the previous generation. 27-inch iMac instead allows the integration of 6 and 8-core processors of the ninth generation.
For the first time, Radeon Pro Vega graphics cards are also available as an option. Apple says users can expect up to 80 percent faster graphics performance on the 21.5-inch iMac and 50 percent faster graphics performance in the 27-inch iMac which is ideal for 3D content and complex video effects.
21.5-inch iMac 2019 with Retina 4K display, 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display Pre-order Price
- 21.5-inch iMac with Retina 4K Display, 8th-generation Intel Core i3 quad-core processor, priced at $1,299.
- 21.5-inch iMac with Retina 4K Display, 7th-generation Intel Core i5 6-Core processor, priced at $1,499.
- 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K Display, 8th-generation Intel Core i5 6-core 3.0GHz processor, priced at $1,799.
- 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K Display, 8th-generation Intel Core i5 6-core 3.1GHz processor, priced at $1,999.
- 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K Display, Intel Core i5 6-core 3.7GHz processor, priced at $2,299.
“Customers are going to love the huge boost in iMac performance. With up to 8-core processors and powerful Vega graphics, the iMac lineup is stronger than ever,” said Tom Boger, Apple’s senior director of Mac Product Marketing.