If you can dream it, you can do it on iMac. It’s beautifully designed, incredibly intuitive, and packed with powerful tools that let you take any idea to the next level. And the new 27-inch model elevates the experience in every way, with faster processors and graphics, expanded memory and storage, enhanced audio and video capabilities, and an even more stunning Retina 5K display. It’s the desktop that does it all — better and faster than ever.
Draws you in. Blows you away.
Everything looks better on a Retina display, with its one billion colors and 500 nits of brightness. Photos and graphics leap off the screen. Text is supersharp. And for the first time, the 27-inch iMac features True Tone technology for a more natural viewing experience and a nano-texture glass option to reduce glare to the barest minimum.
True Tone technology for a more natural viewing experience.
Minimum glare. Maximum detail.
First seen on the Pro Display XDR, the nano-texture glass option on the 27-inch iMac is a game-changer for workspaces with sunlight, direct light, or changing lighting conditions. Unlike typical matte display coatings, the nano-texture is etched into the glass at the nanometer level. This reduces glare while preserving contrast, for jaw-dropping image quality.
Nano-texture glass scatters inbound light to minimize glare — while reducing the unwanted haze and sparkle of typical matte coatings.
Processor and Memory
From fast to fasten your seatbelt.
iMac and powerful processors go hand in hand. Up to a 6-core Intel Core i7 processor gives the 21.5-inch iMac all the power you need for creating in Photoshop, editing video, or making music. And the 27-inch model offers up to a 10-core Intel Core i9 processor to sail through heavy tasks like layering dozens of audio tracks or compiling and testing code.
8th-generation Intel Core i7 processor
10th-generation Intel Core i9 processor
More memory. For major processing. The 21.5-inch iMac can be configured to a formidable 32GB of memory. And the 27-inch iMac can now be configured to 128GB — double the capacity of the previous generation — to fly through the most complex pro workflows up to twice as fast.¹
Next-level. At any level.
The graphics on iMac make everything a sight to behold. The 21.5-inch model comes with AMD Radeon Pro 500X series graphics, and can be configured with an AMD Radeon Pro Vega 20 GPU to power through tasks like 3D rendering or complex video effects with ease. And the 27-inch model brings AMD Radeon Pro 5000 series graphics with up to 16GB of GDDR6 memory — and up to six times the speed of 8GB² — for working with ultra-high-definition video or developing lifelike game environments.
GDDR6 memory up to 6x faster than 8GB2
More space. More speed.
All-flash SSD storage is now standard on all iMac models, bringing high capacity and lightning speed. And the 27-inch iMac can now be configured up to a whopping 8TB SSD³ with up to 3.4GB/s sequential read and write speeds,⁴ for screaming-fast access to all of your photo and video libraries, massive files, and pro apps.
Camera, Speakers, and Mics
Mics, camera, action.
From crystal clear video calls and voice recordings to music and movies that fill the room, iMac is an all-star for communications and content. The 27-inch iMac now features a 1080p FaceTime HD camera and a studio-quality three-mic array. And the T2 chip acts in concert with the speakers to enable variable EQ and an enhanced bass response, so all your content can have big, balanced high-fidelity sound.
FaceTime HD ƒ/2.0 camera
FaceTime HD ƒ/2.2 camera
Studio-quality three-mic array
Apple T2 Security Chip
Your own private security detail.
The Apple T2 Security Chip comes to the 27-inch iMac, with a Secure Enclave coprocessor that provides the foundation for secure boot and encrypted storage capabilities. The T2 chip also enables powerful features like the 1080p FaceTime HD camera, face detection, and enhanced speaker bass response — and makes transcoding HEVC video up to twice as fast as the previous generation.⁵
Packet with ports.
Every iMac features two superfast Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports and four USB-A ports, giving you plenty of high-performance options for connecting external drives, cameras, displays, and more. All iMac models come with a 1Gb Ethernet port, and now you can configure the 27-inch iMac with 10Gb Ethernet for up to 10 times the throughput of the previous generation. Ultrafast Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are standard on every iMac, and the 27-inch model features Bluetooth 5.0, so you’re instantly connected to your favorite content and wireless devices.
Connect up to two 6K displays, including Apple Pro Display XDR6
Turn your workspace into a showcase. Thunderbolt 3 lets you add up to two 6K displays for the ultimate workspace setup.
Testing conducted by Apple in July 2020 using preproduction 3.6GHz 10-core Intel Core i9-based 27-inch iMac systems with 128GB of RAM and preproduction 3.6GHz 10-core Intel Core i9-based 27-inch iMac systems with 64GB of RAM. Adobe Photoshop 21.2.0 tested using a 26GB file and rotate, unsharp mask, auto color, and scale functions. Performance tests are conducted using specific computer systems and reflect the approximate performance of iMac.
Testing conducted by Apple in July 2020 using preproduction 3.6GHz 10-core Intel Core i9-based 27-inch iMac systems with Radeon Pro 5700 XT graphics with 16GB of GDDR6, 128GB of RAM, and 8TB SSD, and preproduction 3.6GHz 10-core Intel Core i9-based 27-inch iMac systems with Radeon Pro 5700 graphics with 8GB of GDDR6, 128GB of RAM, and 8TB SSD. Tested using Pixelmator Pro 1.7 Sequoia by applying the Spin Blur effect to a 24 megapixel image with 100 layers. Performance tests are conducted using specific computer systems and reflect the approximate performance of iMac.
1GB = 1 billion bytes and 1TB = 1 trillion bytes; actual formatted capacity less.
Testing conducted by Apple in July 2020 using preproduction 3.6GHz 10-core Intel Core i9-based 27-inch iMac systems with 128GB of RAM and 8TB SSD. Tested with FIO 3.19, 1024KB request size, 150GB test file and IO depth=8. Performance tests are conducted using specific computer systems and reflect the approximate performance of iMac.
Testing conducted by Apple in July 2020 using preproduction 3.6GHz 10-core Intel Core i9-based 27-inch iMac systems with Radeon Pro 5700 XT graphics with 16GB of GDDR6, 128GB of RAM, and 8TB SSD, and shipping 3.6GHz 8-core Intel Core i9-based 27-inch iMac systems with Radeon Pro Vega 48 graphics with 8GB HBM2, 64GB of RAM, and 2TB SSD. Compressor 4.4.6 tested using a 60-second project with Apple ProRes 422 video at 4096x2160 resolution and 23.98 frames per second. Performance tests are conducted using specific computer systems and reflect the approximate performance of iMac.