Apple today refreshed its family of all-in-one desktops with faster Intel chips, up to three times more powerful graphics, speedier storage options, 43 percent brighter displays at 500 nits that now support one billion colors, the latest Thunderbolt 3 I/O and other improvements.

The 5K models of new iMacs sport the same 5,120‑by‑2,880 pixel resolution and wide color gamut (P3) support like the models they’re replacing. In fact, the previous-generation iMac lineup is no longer sold on Apple Online Store.

The new desktops with Retina 4K and 5K displays are available to order today on Apple.com, and available to buy in Apple Stores starting on Wednesday, June 7, with one-day shipping.

Using Intel’s seventh-generation Core processors, code-named “Kaby Lake” that were introduced in March 2017, the new iMacs have the clock frequency of up to 4.2 GHz with Intel’s Turbo Boost technology increasing the CPU speed to up to 4.5 GHz during heavy workloads.

In the graphics department, the updated iMacs feature the new Radeon Pro 500-series graphics with up to 8GB of dedicated video memory. The 21.5-inch iMac model delivers up to three times faster graphics performance, with the 27-inch models being up to fifty percent faster in terms of graphics than the current generation.

The new lineup supports up to twice the memory as the previous generation and SSD storage options are now up to 50 percent faster as well, Apple has said. Speaking of which, Apple’s made its Fusion Drive (a hybrid SSD/HDD drive) standard across all 27-inch iMac configurations and it’s now included by default on the top-end 21.5-inch iMac model, too.

The $1,299 21.5-inch iMac model now features a brighter Retina 4K display, an upgrade over the previous 1080p screen, and discrete rather than integrated graphics. And with the macOS High Sierra update due this fall, the new iMacs will deliver even faster graphics performance via Apple’s updated Metal graphics framework for 3D graphics, video editing and gaming.

The following models are available:

$1,099 21.5-inch iMac

  • 21.5-inch 1,920-by-1,080 sRGB display
  • 2.3GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor with Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz
  • 1TB storage
  • 8GB 2133MHz memory, configurable to 16GB
  • 1TB hard drive
  • Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640
  • 2x USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 ports

$1,299 21.5-inch iMac

  • 21.5-inch Retina 4K 4,096-by-2,304 display with wide color (P3) support
  • 3.0GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 processor with Turbo Boost up to 3.5GHz
  • 8GB 2400MHz memory, configurable to 16GB
  • 1TB hard drive
  • Radeon Pro 555 graphics with 2GB video memory
  • 2x USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 ports

$1,499 21.5-inch iMac

  • 21.5-inch Retina 4K 4,096-by-2,304 display with wide color (P3) support
  • 3.4GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 processor with Turbo Boost up to 3.8GHz
  • 8GB 2400MHz memory, configurable up to 32GB
  • 1TB Fusion Drive
  • Radeon Pro 560 graphics with 4GB video memory
  • 2x USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 ports

$1,799 27-inch iMac

  • 27-inch Retina 5K 5,120-by-2,880 display with wide color (P3) support
  • 3.4GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 processor with Turbo Boost up to 3.8GHz
  • 8GB 2400MHz memory, configurable up to 32GB
  • 1TB Fusion Drive
  • Radeon Pro 570 graphics with 4GB video memory
  • 2x USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 ports

$1,999 27-inch iMac

  • 27-inch Retina 5K 5,120-by-2,880 display with wide color (P3) support
  • 3.5GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 processor with Turbo Boost up to 4.1GHz
  • 8GB 2400MHz memory, configurable up to 64GB
  • 1TB Fusion Drive
  • Radeon Pro 575 graphics with 4GB video memory
  • 2x USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 ports

$2,299 27-inch iMac

  • 27-inch Retina 5K 5,120-by-2,880 display with wide color (P3) support
  • 3.8GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 processor with Turbo Boost up to 4.2GHz
  • 8GB 2400MHz memory, configurable up to 64GB
  • 2TB Fusion Drive
  • Radeon Pro 580 graphics with 8GB video memory
  • 2x USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 ports

macOS High Sierra will turn your iMac “into a great platform” for VR content creation.

Last but not least, the Cupertino giant has previewed an all-new iMac Pro model. Engineered to please creative pros until a next-generation Mac Pro with a modular design is ready, the new iMac Pro is the “most powerful Mac we’ve ever made”.

It will be available in December, starting at $4,999.

For more information on the refreshed iMac lineup, including additional technical specifications, configure-to-order options and accessories, visit apple.com/imac.

  • My next paycheck can’t come soon enough. I’ve been looking forward to an iMac with thunderbolt 3 support specifically so I can go the route of running a 3rd party graphics card in it (for both the cost savings and performance benefits). And to think that not only did Apple announce the new iMacs with thunderbolt 3 (as expected) but they also are including dedicated support for external GPUs is AMAZING! That was probably the biggest news for me this WWDC.

  • Michael C

    Anyone have those two new wallpapers w/ the colors?

    • Adam Dominiak

      Also want them!!!

    • Stephen

      Me too