Apple will push out its new iMac, or at least the 21.5 inch version, this Friday, with the 27 inch model following at some point in December, presumably before Christmas arrives.
Previously, the iMac 21.5 inch has been listed with a November release date, so it had to be out this week really – although the Telegraph has confirmed this Friday is the day to put in your diary should you want a slim new all-in-one running OS X.
The redesigned iMac is extremely slim indeed, in fact the panel is just 5mm thin, and Apple reckons the new display is head and shoulders above the previous all-in-one computer. It’s a 1920 x 1080 IPS display which reduces reflective glare markedly, in fact Apple claims it’s 75 per cent less reflective than the previous iMac.
The 21.5 inch iMac packs an Intel Core i5 Ivy Bridge CPU, 8GB of memory, a 1TB hard drive and a GeForce GT 640M graphics card into its svelte frame. The price starts at £1,099 for the basic model.
The new 27 inch iMac throws in a faster processor and GPU to help cope with that much bigger screen, but if you want that model, you’ll have a wait a few more weeks.