Apple iMac (2021) Launched with M1 Processor, Brand New Design: Specifications, Price in India
Apple unveiled the brand-new iMac (2021) during its Spring Loaded Apple Event earlier today. The new iMac features the same Apple M1 processor that debuted last year with the new MacBook and the Mac Mini. Apple also introduced a brand-new design with the iMac (2021), featuring bold colours, a thinner profile, and a 4.5K Retina Display. It also features a higher resolution webcam, higher-quality speakers, an improved microphone setup, Thunderbolt 4 ports, and an option Magic Keyboard with support for Touch ID fingerprint sensor. The iMac (2021) can also run Apple’s Universal apps, thanks to macOS Big Sur and the M1 processor.
Apple iMac (2021) Price in India, Pre-Order Date, Availability
The Apple iMac (2021) price in India starts at ₹1,19,900. This entry-level variant features an 8-core CPU, a 7-core GPU, 8GB RAM, and 256GB storage. There are two other variants that cost ₹1,39,900 and ₹1,59,900, respectively, and they feature an 8-core CPU, an 8-core GPU, 8GB RAM, and 256GB/512GB storage. The Apple iMac (2021) can be pre-ordered in India from April 30, and it will be shipped in the second half of May 2021.
- Apple iMac (2021) with M1, 7-core GPU, 8GB RAM, 256GB storage: ₹1,19,900
- Apple iMac (2021) with M1, 8-core GPU, 8GB RAM, 256GB storage: ₹1,39,900
- Apple iMac (2021) with M1, 8-core GPU, 8GB RAM, 512GB storage: ₹1,59,900
Apple iMac (2021) Specifications, Features
The Apple iMac (2021) has a brand-new design, featuring thinner bezels compared to the previous-generation iMac. It is just 11.5mm thin, which is quite impressive for a desktop computer. It has a completely flat back painted in bold colours and a slimmer profile, similar to the iPad Pro. The new iMac has a stand that can swivel, but you can opt for a variant with a VESA mount, that excludes the stand from the package. Within its extremely slim design, the iMac (2021) includes a 24-inch Retina Display, a six-speaker setup, up to four Thunderbolt 4 ports, a three-mic array, the M1 processor, RAM, storage, and the webcam.
Apple has equipped its new iMac with the M1 processor that debuted late last year with the MacBook Air (2020). The M1 processor is built using TSMC’s 5nm process, and features an 8-core CPU and a 7-core or 8-core GPU, depending on the iMac variant. The company claims that the iMac’s M1 processor can drive a 6K HDR display such as the Apple Pro Display XDR.
The iMac also features 8GB RAM (configurable up to 16GB) and 256GB/512GB storage. Storage can be configured up to 1TB for the entry-level variant and up to 2TTB for the other two variants. It lacks an SD card slot, though, so you’ll have to use an SD card adapter via one of iMac’s Thunderbolt 4 USB Type-C ports. The entry-level variant has two Thunderbolt 4 ports, while the other versions come with two additional USB Type-C ports (non-Thunderbolt 4).
The new iMac sports a 24-inch 4.5K Retina Display with a resolution of 4480 x 2520 pixels, 500 nits brightness, DCI-P3 WCG (Wide Colour Gamut), True Tone adjustments, and an anti-reflective coating. There is a 1080p front-facing FaceTime HD camera above the display, a six-speaker setup with Spatial Audio and Dolby Atmos towards the bottom, and a studio-quality three-mic array for voice commands and other things. The loudspeaker setup includes four force-cancelling woofers and two tweeters, and Apple claims that these are the most powerful speakers that have ever been used on an iMac. The iMac also supports Hey Siri voice recognition.
The entry-level variant of the iMac (2021) has two Thunderbolt 4 ports at the rear and can be configured to include an Ethernet port. The mid-end and high-end variants have two Thunderbolt 4 ports, two USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C ports, and a gigabit Ethernet port (in the power brick). It also features a 3.5mm headphone jack, Wi-Fi 6, and Bluetooth 5.0. The entry-level variant comes with the new Magic Keyboard which has a colour-matched body and the new Magic Mouse with a colour-matched bottom. The pricier variants of the iMac (2021) come with the Magic Keyboard with a built-in Touch ID sensor for fingerprint recognition and the Magic Mouse.
The power cord attaches to the iMac magnetically. Other accessories included in the package are a 2-metre-long power cable, a USB Type-C to Lightning cable to charge the Magic Keyboard and the Magic Mouse, and a 143-watt power adapter. Apple also unveiled an option Magic Keyboard with Number Pad and Touch ID sensor and a Magic Trackpad with a colour-matched bottom. The entry-level variant of the iMac (2021) is available in four colours: Blue, Green, Pink, and Silver. The costlier variants of the iMac can be purchased in seven colours: Blue, Green, Pink, Silver, Yellow, Orange, and Purple.