Apple has released a updated versions of its iMac all-in-one desktop computers for the first time since mid-2017.
The new iMacs look identical to the previous versions, but boast the latest Intel processors, and new graphics engines from AMD.
The 21.5-inch iMac is up to 60% faster, featuring 8th-generation quad-core, and for the first time 6-core processors.
Meanwhile, the 27-inch version delivers up to 2.4 times faster performance, thanks to its 9th-generation 6-core and 8-core processors.
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Both models come with Radeon Pro Vega technology for faster graphics performance, as well as 4K and 5K Retina displays respectively.
They run Apple’s latest desktop operating system, macOS Mojave, boasting features such as Dark Mode, “Stacks”, which automatically stacking files into neat groups, and group calling on FaceTime.
The new 21.5-inch iMac with 4K Retina display starts at £1,249 and the new 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display starts at £1,749.
The non-Retina display iMac configuration continues to be available for £1,049.
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This is the second product launch Apple has quietly slipped out this week, following the launch of the new iPad Air and iPad mini yesterday.
Rumour has it that Apple is getting its hardware releases out of the way early, so that it can focus on its new content subscription services at its forthcoming Spring event .
The company is rumoured to be planning to launch a $1 billion rival to Netflix and Amazon Prime Video at the March 25 event, along with a news subscription service .
The video streaming service will reportedly offer original content, as well as TV shows and movies from the likes of Nickelodeon, MTV and Vh1.
Meanwhile, the news subscription service is said to offer access to popular newspapers and magazines such as The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal for a fixed monthly fee.