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iMacs Updated With A Dramatic Increase In Performance

New processors and graphics

Overnight Apple has given the iMac range an update, just a day after releasing the new iPad Mini and all-new iPad Air. It’s the first iMac update in more than 650 days, with new processors and graphics that give the new iMacs a 2x boost in performance. All while keeping the same iconic sleek all-in-one aluminium design.

Available in New Zealand at a starting price of NZ$2,199, the all-new iMac range is now available for order at Apple’s online store.

Todays updated iMac lineup is all to do with the technology inside. With the appearance and all-in-one design remaining unchanged. As too the two display sizes, 21.5-inch (4K) and 27-inch (5K). Both the processor and graphics chip inside all new models has been updated.

New processors

9th-generation Intel Processors are now included in all iMac models. Resulting in faster performance during every computing task. From editing photos to composing music and coding.

  • 21.5-inch iMac: now features 8th-generation quad-core, and for the first time 6-core processors, delivering up to 60% faster performance.
  • 27-inch iMac: now for the first time features up to 9th-generation 6-core and 8-core processors, delivering up to 2.4 times faster performance.

New Graphics

Secondly, graphics has been significantly boosted. The 21.5-inch iMac now comes with a new graphics chip called the Radeon Pro Vega. Delivering an insane 80% faster graphics performance over the previous model. While the 27-inch iMac delivers 50% faster graphics.

New iMac 2019 release performance

The benefits will be seen in video editing, graphic design, 3D animation, gaming and more.


In New Zealand, the new 21.5-inch iMac with Retina 4K display starts at an RRP of NZ$2,199. While the new 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display starts at an RRP of NZ$2,999. All models are available for order from Apple’s online store and come with free fast shipping and 14-day returns. There is also the option to customise your iMac.

Apple is also offering special pricing to University Students and Staff on all new iMac models with their Educational Pricing Offer.

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