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Apple just updated the iMac -- here's what's new

Apple just updated its iMac desktop computer at the company’s Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) on MOnday. Here’s what’s new:

  • The new displays have 500 nits — 43% brighter than the previous generation — and can display up to a billion colours.
  • The iMac CPU is moving to Intel’s 7th-generation Core processor, also known as Kaby Lake. Expect faster processing, particularly for video.
  • There’s higher memory capacity: You can have 32GB of RAM for the 21.5-inch iMac, and 64GB of RAM for the 27-inch iMac.
  • There are two Thunderbolt 3 ports to hook up your iMac to more accessories and external devices.
  • Every configuration in the new iMac line is getting a graphics bump — up an to 80% boost.
  • Apple says the new iMacs are ideal for content creation in virtual reality.
  • Apple had John Knoll from Industrial Light & Magic to show off the new capabilities of the new iMac using a “Star Wars” virtual reality demo.

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