By Graham K. Rogers
On Tuesday evening (Thai time) Apple announced updates to its entire iMac range, with the 27" iMacs now all coming with the 5k displays.
On the Apple Thai site (still with no English), no prices are shown although VAT is. According to information I have received, the iMacs are available immediately here. I am told (9:27 pm) that the pricing delivery details are about to be amended. That appears to have been done now (10:52pm) although the page is not set up for ordering as yet and still shows "Not available now" in Thai.
Pricing is indicated below:
The new 21.5" models are:
- 1.6 GHz Intel i5 processor, 8 GB RAM, Intel HD Graphics 6000, 1920 x 1080 display and 1 TB hard drive. $1099 (41,900 baht)
- 2.8 GHz Intel i5 processor, 8 GB RAM, Intel Iris Pro Graphics 6200, 1920 x 1080 display and 1 TB hard drive. $1299 (49,900 baht)
- 3.1 GHz Intel i5 processor, 8 GB RAM, Intel Iris Pro Graphics 6200, Retina 4096 x 2304 display and 1 TB hard drive. $1499 (56,900 baht)
The 21.5" iMacs are configurable up to 16 GB RAM and there are other options, including hard disks.
The new 27" models are:
- 3.2 GHz Intel quad-core i5 processor, 8 GB RAM (4 GB x 2), AMD Radeon R9 M380 Graphics with 2 GB video memory, Retina 5K 5120 x 2880 P3 display and 1 TB hard drive. $1799 (67,900 baht)
- 3.2 GHz Intel quad-core i5 processor, 8 GB RAM (4 GB x 2), AMD Radeon R9 M390 Graphics with 2 GB video memory, Retina 5K 5120 x 2880 P3 display and 1 TB Fusion drive. $1999 (74,900 baht)
- 3.3 GHz Intel quad-core i5 processor, 8 GB RAM (4 GB x 2), AMD Radeon R9 M395 Graphics with 2 GB video memory, Retina 5K 5120 x 2880 P3 display and 2 TB Fusion drive. $1999 (85,900 baht)
The 27" iMacs are configurable up to 32 GB RAM and there are other options, including hard disks.
A press release from Apple contained the following information:
Apple today updated the entire iMac family, bringing a stunning new Retina 4K display to the 21.5-inch iMac for the first time and the Retina 5K display to every 27-inch iMac. The new Retina displays make photos and videos more immersive and true-to-life thanks to a wider color gamut and spectacular image quality. The updated iMacs also feature more powerful processors and graphics, two Thunderbolt 2 ports and new storage options that make the high-performance Fusion Drive even more affordable.
At the same time, a new range of wireless accessories was announced: Magic Keyboard is available starting today for 3,700 baht. Magic Mouse 2 is available starting today for 2,900 baht. The Magic Trackpad 2 is available starting today for 4,900 baht.
Apple today also introduced a new lineup of wireless accessories including the all-new Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse 2 and Magic Trackpad 2. The Magic devices have been redesigned to feel more comfortable than ever, and feature rechargeable batteries that completely eliminate the need for disposable batteries. The new Magic Trackpad 2 also brings Apple's revolutionary Force Touch interface to the desktop, adding a new dimension to the iMac experience.
Several sites in the US have had their iMacs (and accessories) since last week and reports are online from:
The Loop (Jim Dalrymple)
Engadget (Dana Wollman)
Six Colors (Jason Snell)
Mashable (Christina Warren)
iMore (Rene Ritchie)
9to5 Mac (Benjamin Mayo)
Graham K. Rogers teaches at the Faculty of Engineering, Mahidol University in Thailand. He wrote in the Bangkok Post, Database supplement on IT subjects. For the last seven years of Database he wrote a column on Apple and Macs. He is now continuing that in the Bangkok Post supplement, Life.