Apple updates its 27-inch iMac with faster SSDs, processors, and more

By Xite - August 5, 2020
Apple has silently updated its iMac for 2020. Most of the changes are for the 27-inch iMac, as the 21.5-inch iMac and iMac Pro only receive minor upgrades for 2020. However, the design for all the mac....

Apple has announced updates for its 27-inch iMac. The biggest change is the upgrade to the 10th generation Intel CPUs. Moreover, Apple is finally switching from the low-res 720p webcam to a higher-resolution 1080p HD webcam. SSDs, too, will now be standard across the line.

The iMac now also gets Apple's custom-made T2 security chip, which, apart from enabling new features, also brings features like exposure control, tone mapping, and face detection to the mix. In addition, there is a ton of configuration options across the range, including a 'nano-texture' glass version with a less reflective matte glass.

Apple IMac 2020 1

The 27-inch iMac from Apple is available for ₹1,69,990, whereas the 21.5-inch iMac, which is moving to SSDs as standard, is priced at ₹99,900. The company is adding a small spec bump to the iMac Pro, making the 10-core Intel chips standard. Therefore, it will now retail at ₹4,64,900. All the devices will start shipping from next week.

As far as the design is concerned, the 2020 iMacs are visually identical to their respective predecessors. The 2020 iMac doesn’t have any biometric login options, Face ID or a fingerprint sensor, as many customers use the Apple Watch to log in automatically. Lastly, the microphones of the line-up have been updated with a three-mic 'studio quality' setup.

Apple IMac 2020 2

In terms of core-specs, Intel’s 6 and 8 core variants will be standard, with a 10 core i9, which turbo boosts up to 5.0GHz, available as a choice. The standard graphics configuration of the device includes AMD’s Radeon 5300 or 5500XT, with 5700XT with 16GB VRAM available as an optional upgrade. Further, the iMac can be configured with up to 128GB of DDR4 RAM. It will come with 256GB of storage in the base configurations, with an option to get 1TB Fusion Drive at no-cost. However, if the user wants to get more storage, they also have the option to increase it to up to 8TB.

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