As part of Apple’s jam-packed ‘Spring Loaded’ special event, the company unveiled an all-new 24-inch iMac powered by its M1 Apple Silicon processor.
Along with M1, the other significant design change was a super-thin display, that now comes in seven colour options.
The colours Blue, Green, Pink and Silver come standard from $1,599 CAD, but if you happen to love Yellow, Orange and Purple, you’ll need to spend $1,849 CAD, a $250 CAD premium, to upgrade to the 8-core GPU iMac.
Also worth noting, if you want a Green iMac with 8-core GPU, it is only available for the 512GB option, at $2,099 CAD. Otherwise, you’ll have to stick with the base 7-core GPU iMac, which also comes in Green. Paying more for lust-worthy colours isn’t new, people have been doing that with new iPhones for a long time now, but here we are at the iMac. There’s always a decision to be made when it comes to buying a new Apple product (clever girl #jurassicpark).
The $250-500 markup isn’t just for extra colours, though. You also get a 2TB SSD storage option, plus an extra two USB 3 ports to join your two Thunderbolt/USB 4 ports with the upgrade, plus a Magic Keyboard with Touch ID.
The new colours for the 24-inch Apple iMac also apply to the Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse and Magic Trackpad. Even the power connector, which now attaches via magnets, includes a colour-matched woven cable.
Even the included USB-C to Lightning Cable is also colour-matched and woven as well:
Apple also for the first time added a 1080p FaceTime HD camera to the Mac, with double the resolution and larger sensor. There are also “studio-quality” mics, to go with a new six-speaker sound system.
The iMac is so thin at 11.5mm, the standard 14mm headphone jack had to be located to the side.
Fun fact: This new iMac is so thin (11.5mm) that it can’t fit a headphone jack on the back (typically 14mm deep) so they HAD to put it on the side. pic.twitter.com/obVif0xy0B
— Marques Brownlee (@MKBHD) April 20, 2021
You’ll be able to pre-order the new 24-inch iMac starting on April 30, while the launch will take place in the “second half of May”.