Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Apple’s 27 inch iMac sports compelling updates like 10th generation Intel CPUs, new AMD GPUs, and a 1080p FaceTime camera. Here are five reasons why you might want to take the plunge now and delay a switch to Apple silicon.
iMac, which is constantly criticized for its speed, has come out with a 10-core processor option for the first time. This newest update brings a significant boost over the previous models. The Intel 8th generation processors have been replaced with 10th generation chips. The composition drives the speed up to 5.0GHz which is 65 percent faster CPU performance when compared to the previous model. Apple’s first iMac was powered by dual-core (core 2 duo), from there to deca-core, it has been a long way.
The new 5K Retina display on iMac presents an immersive front-of-screen viewing experience. It is equipped with 14.7 million pixels, 1 billion colours, 500 nits of brightness, and support for P3 wide colour. All the above composition makes a text look like, it does on printed paper. It produces sharper photos with enhanced details, and the ability to project 4K video at full resolution.
The 27 inch iMac gets a new True Tone technology, which delivers better colour accuracy, while automatically adjusting the colour temperature of the display to match a user’s ambient lighting.
iMac brings out extremely low reflectivity and less glare, nano-textured glass. It provides even better viewing experience under different lighting conditions, such as a bright room or indirect sunlight.
Higher Quality Camera:
As the work dynamics have moved from in-office meetings to work from home video conferences, people have realized the need for a better quality camera. Apple’s unsatisfactory 720p Mac video camera has taken a lot of abuse these days. To replenish that, Apple has come up with the HD FaceTime camera, which features 1080p resolution.
In addition to that, the Image Signal Processor in the T2 Security Chip brings tone mapping, exposure control, and face detection for a much higher quality camera experience.
SSDs and Storage:
Earlier, fusion drive was a great hybrid solution when it was introduced in 2012. It combined a small SSD with a hard drive to boost speed exponentially. As the spending capacity has increased since that time, there is no need for a hybrid solution. Apple has decisively fitted all iMacs with fast SSD drives – even in the 21.5-inch model.
The 27 inch iMac now delivers blazing-fast performance up to 3.4 GB/s for launching applications and opening large files. iMac stars double the memory capacity, up to 128 GB. For users who need a huge amount of storage, it also features an 8 TB SSD option for the first time, which is four times the SSD capacity of the previous model.
iMac presents up to 55 per cent faster graphics performance from its Radeon Pro 5000 series graphics. It features AMD’s latest RDNA architecture with more agile, more power-efficient computing units. And for customers working on pro apps, they can take advantage of a huge amount of video memory for even higher performance.
Speakers and Mics
Apple also upgraded the speakers on the iMac, which delivers better performance overall. The T2 Security Chip works with the speakers to enable variable EQ for better balance, higher fidelity, and deeper bass. Also, a new studio-quality microphone array enables users to capture high-quality audio for improved FaceTime calls, podcast recordings, Voice Memos, and more, right on their iMac.
Apple has said, it will continue to support Intel Macs for years after the transition to Apple Silicon is complete, so if you buy an Intel-based Mac today, you can expect to receive software updates throughout the life of the machine.
That said, Apple has also stated that it will take two years to transition its entire Mac lineup to Apple Silicon, so depending on what kind of Mac you want, you could be in for a long wait.