Apple releases new iMac alongside new Magic Mouse and Keyboard

iMacs 2015

Apple's iMacs for 2015

Credit: Apple

Apple yesterday announced a slew of new product upgrades, including a brand new 21.5-inch iMac with a 4K Retina Display. Seeing as how the last time Apple really refreshed the iMac was back in 2013, this update was a long time coming.

Spec wise, the new iMac expectedly features a faster processor and faster graphics. Specifically, it features a 3.1GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM, and a 1TB hard drive. Of course, the main allure of Apple's shiny new piece of hardware is the machine's 4K display with 9.4 million pixels. By way of comparison, that's 4.5 times as many pixels as the non-4K iMac display.

Apple's 27-inch iMac also received some upgrade love this week, having been bolstered with faster AMD graphics and speedier Intel processors.

Apple this week also introduced some interesting upgrades to the standard keyboard and mouse that come standard with each iMac purchase. Apple's Magic Trackpad was also updated.

With respect to the new Magic Keyboard and Magic Mouse 2, both new accessories feature a lithium-ion battery that is rechargeable via a Lightning connector.

Apple's press release reads in part:

"The all-new Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse 2 and Magic Trackpad 2 are more comfortable, capable and environmentally friendly. Designed around a built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery, all three accessories eliminate the need for disposable batteries and feature a noticeably more solid internal structure and quality feel. The new Magic Keyboard features a full-size keyboard in a sleek new design that takes up 13 percent less space on your 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 optimized foot design for a smoother glide. The new Magic Trackpad 2 features a 29 percent 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 Mac, including the new Force click to quickly look up a word, preview a file or bring up a map from an address. The new Magic devices pair instantly with your Mac as soon as they are plugged in via the Lightning-to-USB charging cable, and can last about a month or more on a full charge."

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