The iMac is finally getting a design refresh since 2012. More than that, Apple’s all-in-one machine is switching to the company’s own M1 chip.
This new iMac 24-inch model now has an ultra-thin 11.5mm design. But for some reason, the thick chin was kept. We also thought Apple would be bringing its lucrative Pro Display XDR stand on this thing. Instead, we’re getting a fairly standard one that may only do tilt. No height adjustment.
The main attraction here is the lively color option, reminiscent of the iMac G3 from the ’90s. Each color option comes in two hues. The one on the front is lighter, while the back is darker. Albeit, some of the colors are exclusive to the mid and high-tear models.
Each color option will come with a matching keyboard and mouse. Speaking of which, the keyboard that comes with the mid and high-tier models has TouchID — the first external Apple keyboard to have it.
Meanwhile, the poor charging placement of the Magic Mouse is here to stay.
Possibly one much-awaited upgrade is the FaceTime camera, which is finally at 1080p. Paired with its triple studio-quality microphones, it should be useful for video calls to recording music. That’s what Apple claims, at least.
The front camera is sitting on top of the iMac’s 24-inch 4.5K Retina screen.
Apple also rigged it with six speakers, consisting of two pairs of force-canceling woofers and pairs of tweeters. Apple claims it’s enough to fill a room.
The iMac 24-inch M1 models and their prices are now listed on the Apple Philippines website, with the availability date yet to be announced.
iMac 24-inch M1 price in the Philippines
- 8-core CPU, 7-core GPU, 256GB, Magic Keyboard, Blue/Green/Pink/Silver: Php73,990
- 8-core CPU, 8-Core GPU, 256GB, Magic Keyboard w/ TouchID, 2x USB 3.0, Gigabit Ethernet, Blue/Green/Pink/Silver/Yellow/Orange/Purple: Php85,990
- 8-core CPU, 8-Core GPU, 512GB, Magic Keyboard w/ TouchID, 2x USB 3.0, Gigabit Ethernet, Blue/Green/Pink/Silver/Yellow/Orange/Purple: Php97,990
iMac 24-inch M1 2021 Specs
- macOS Big Sur
- 24-inch 4.5K Retina display, 4480 x 2520 pixels, 218ppi
- 500-nits, P3, True Tone technology
- Apple M1 chip, 8-core CPU, 16-core Neural Engine
- 8GB RAM, upgradeable to 16GB unified memory
- 7-core/8-core GPU
- 256GB SSD (configurable to 512GB/1TB), 256GB/512GB SSD (configurable to 1TB/2TB)
- 1080p FaceTime HD front camera
- 6x speaker system, Spatial audio at Dolby Atmos
- 3x Studio-quality microphones
- WiFi 6, dual-band
- Bluetooth 5.0
- External [email protected] output
- Thunderbolt 3 digital video out
- 2 Thunderbolt ports, USB 4.0 ports
- Headphone jack
- Gigabit Ethernet (optional)
- 2x USB 3 ports (optional)
- Included: Magic Mouse, Magic Keyboard (w/ TouchID on top models)
- Dimensions: 54.7 x 46.1 x 14.7cm
- Weight: 4.48kg
- 100V to 240V AC