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 colors. 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.