Innovations you can see.
You won’t want anything to distract you from what you’re viewing on these big, beautiful 21.5- and 27-inch displays. And nothing will, thanks to an amazing display design that reduces reflection by 75 per cent. In addition, because the LCD sits right up against the glass, your content seems to leap off the screen. Learn more about the iMac design
IPS technology and LED backlighting.
The gorgeous iMac display looks great from any seat in the house. A technology called in-plane switching (IPS) gives you a bright picture with excellent colour from nearly any angle. And LED backlighting offers instant-on, uniform brightness with no waiting. So you’re always ready to share that holiday slideshow with the family.
Vivid, true-to-life colour. Every time.
Everything you see on the big, glossy display — from skin tones and dark shadows to bright blue skies and green fields — is rich and vibrant. And the colours are more true to life too. That’s because every iMac display is individually colour-calibrated using state-of-the-art spectroradiometers to match colour standards recognised around the world.
Powered by fourth-generation Intel Core processors, this iMac is the fastest yet. Every model in the lineup comes as standard with a quad-core Intel Core i5 processor, starting at 2.7GHz and topping out at 3.4GHz.
iMac graphics are more powerful across the board. NVIDIA GeForce 700 series graphics processors are even faster than the previous generation and include double the video memory. So you’ll see more frames per second in 3D games, and you can edit HD home videos with more speed and responsiveness than ever before. And you can get discrete-level performance in the 2.7GHz iMac with integrated Intel Iris Pro graphics.
Faster Fusion Drive.
Fusion Drive is our breakthrough storage option that combines a high-capacity hard drive with high-performance flash storage. And now it’s up to 50 per cent faster than before.1 Fusion Drive automatically and intelligently manages your data so that frequently used apps, documents, photos and other files stay on the faster flash storage, while infrequently used items move to the hard drive. You’ll enjoy shorter boot times, and as the system learns how you work, you’ll experience faster application launches and quicker file access.
Up to 1TB of flash storage.
For maximum performance, you can configure iMac with up to 1TB of flash storage (up to 512GB on the 21.5-inch iMac) instead of a traditional hard drive.2 This flash storage is now up to 50 per cent faster than the previous generation3 and delivers up to five times the performance of a traditional drive4 — speed you’ll notice when you start up your iMac, launch an app or browse your photo library.
Up to a 3TB hard drive.
Go ahead and take all the photos, buy all the music and shoot all the video you want. A 1TB hard drive comes as standard, with the option to upgrade to a massive 3TB hard drive.2
Faster 802.11ac Wi-Fi
iMac now supports ultra-fast 802.11ac Wi-Fi. When it’s connected to an 802.11ac base station — including the new AirPort Extreme and AirPort Time Capsule — wireless performance is up to three times faster than with the previous generation iMac.5 And your Wi-Fi range improves as well.
Ultra-fast and ultra-flexible, the tiny Thunderbolt port offers unprecedented transfer speeds and incredibly versatile expansion capabilities. Connect high-performance peripherals such as external drives, cameras, audio and video capture devices — even Mini DisplayPort displays — for more screen real estate. All iMac models include two Thunderbolt ports, so you can create the ultimate do-anything desktop.
Bring on your printer, digital camera, mobile phone and external hard drive. Every iMac comes with four USB 3 ports — with speeds up to 10 times faster than USB 2 — so you’ll have plenty of peripheral possibilities, including your iPhone or iPod, printer, or Apple USB SuperDrive. And the USB 3 ports are fully compatible with your USB 2 devices.
Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology is also built in, so you can use your favourite wireless accessories — such as the Apple Wireless Keyboard and Magic Mouse — straight out of the box.
Higher-fidelity sound and a larger soundstage.
Even though the iMac enclosure is thinner than ever, the built-in speakers deliver higher-fidelity sound than before. So when you’re listening to that new album, watching the latest flick or playing your favourite action game, you’ll get immersive sound and a surprisingly wide soundstage.
Dual mics. Be heard loud and clear.
iMac has two built-in microphones that work together to home in on your voice and filter out the sounds around you. That means more accuracy when you’re using Dictation and better clarity during FaceTime video calls.
FaceTime HD camera for high-resolution video calls.
Get everyone in the picture with crisp, widescreen HD video. The built-in 720p FaceTime HD camera lets you make video calls that are so clear, it seems like everyone’s in the same room. Make FaceTime calls from your iMac to any FaceTime-enabled Mac, iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.6
Choose your perfect cable-free setup. Magic Mouse — which comes as standard with iMac — lets you perform simple gestures across its smooth, seamless top shell. Scroll in any direction with one finger, swipe through web pages and photos with two, and click and double-click anywhere. To take advantage of all the Multi-Touch gestures that make OS X Mountain Lion so easy and intuitive to use, choose the Magic Trackpad option when you buy from the Apple Online Store. Designed with a touch-friendly all-glass surface, it’s the largest Multi-Touch trackpad made by Apple. So there’s plenty of room for scrolling, swiping, pinching, rotating, and then some.
OS X is what makes your Mac so intuitive and easy to use. It’s built specifically for the Mac, so you get a fully integrated system in which everything works together perfectly. OS X takes full advantage of the powerful technologies in every Mac. It includes an amazing collection of apps for browsing the web, viewing maps, sending messages and so much more. And thanks to iCloud, OS X makes your Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod touch work wonderfully together. Learn more about OS X
iMac comes loaded with great creativity apps: iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand, Pages, Numbers and Keynote. So you can do more with your photos, videos, music, documents, spreadsheets and presentations. You also get apps for sending email, managing your schedule and automatically backing up your Mac. There’s even an app for shopping for new apps at the Mac App Store.
iCloud stores your content and lets you access your music, photos, calendars, contacts, documents and more from whatever device you’re on. So if you take a picture with your iPhone or make changes to your meeting schedule on your iPad, iCloud makes sure everything appears on your Mac too. Learn more about iCloud