Apple updates iMac

Things have become much clearer for Apple fans after the technology giant updated its entire iMac range with new displays.

Apple has upgraded the display on the iMac desktop computer with a new Retina 4K display on the 21.5-inch iMac model, and added a Retina 5K display to the 27-inch version of the iMac model.

The new displays are designed to make viewing photos and videos, whether they are ones you have shot yourself or been professionally created,  a more immersive and true-to-life experience due to a wider colour gamut on the new displays.

Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing, Philip Schiller, said in a press statement: "From the first iMac to today, the spirit of iMac has never wavered — deliver the ultimate desktop experience with the latest technologies, gorgeous displays and cutting-edge designs. These are the most stunning iMacs we've ever made. With our gorgeous new Retina displays, more powerful processors and graphics and all-new Magic accessories, the new iMac continues to redefine the ultimate desktop experience."

With Retina display, text appears sharper than ever, videos are unbelievably lifelike and you can see new levels of detail in your photos so long as they are shot at a high resolution.

The 21.5-inch iMac is available with the all-new Retina 4K display featuring 4096 x 2304 resolution and 9.4 million pixels, 4.5 times more than the standard 21.5-inch iMac display. Every 27-inch iMac features a Retina 5K display, the world's highest resolution all-in-one display with a stunning 14.7 million pixels, seven times more pixels than an HD display.

Every new iMac comes standard with the new Magic Keyboard and Magic Mouse 2, and the new Magic Trackpad 2 can be added as an option. These new devices are designed to be more comfortable, capable and environmentally friendly. Designed around a built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery, all three new Apple accessories eliminate the need for disposable batteries and feature a noticeably more solid internal structure and quality feel. The new devices pair instantly with your iMac as soon as they are plugged in via the Lightning-to-USB charging cable, and can last around  a month or more on a full charge.

The new Magic Keyboard has a full-sized keyboard in a sleek new design that takes up 13 per cent less space on the desktop. With a new scissor mechanism and lower profile, the Magic Keyboard provides an incredibly stable, precise and comfortable typing experience.

The new Magic Mouse 2 is lighter, sturdier and features an optimised foot design for a smoother glide.

The new Magic Trackpad 2 features a 29 per cent larger surface and brings Force Touch to the desktop for the first time. Force Touch enables a range of new ways to interact with your iMac, including the new Force click to quickly look up a word, preview a file or bring up a map from an address.

  • The 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display starts at $3,249.
  • The 21.5-inch iMac is available in three models starting at $1,999 or with a Retina 4K display starting at $2,799.
  • The new Magic accessories are also available.
    • Magic Keyboard starts at $189
    • Magic Mouse 2 starts at $149
    • And the Magic Trackpad 2 starts at $249
  • Prices are RRP including GST
  • See apple.com/nz for for details.

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