This extraordinary design is only possible thanks to M1, the first system on a chip for Mac. It makes iMac so thin and compact that it fits in more places than ever. M1 integrates the processor, graphics, memory and more onto a single chip. That let us put an entire computer into a space so small it practically disappears.
See the big picture. And all the details.
See it all in sharp, glorious detail on the immersive 24‑inch 4.5K Retina display.2 The P3 wide colour gamut brings what you’re watching to life in over a billion colours. Images shine with a brilliant 500 nits of brightness. An industry-leading antireflective coating delivers greater comfort and readability. And True Tone technology automatically adjusts the colour temperature of your display to the ambient light of your environment, for a more natural viewing experience. So whether you’re editing photos, working on presentations, or watching your favourite shows and movies, everything looks incredible on iMac.
1080p FaceTime HD camera. Ready for your close-up.
It’s the best camera system ever in a Mac. Double the resolution for higher-quality video calls.3 A larger sensor that captures more light. And the advanced image signal processor (ISP) of M1 greatly improves image quality. So from collaborating with co-workers to catching up with friends and family, you’ll always look your best.
The ISP on M1 uses computational video to enhance image quality. To capture stunning video, it goes through a series of steps to analyse and enhance each pixel, at over a trillion operations per second. Advanced noise reduction algorithms bring a new level of clarity. Tone mapping delivers enhanced dynamic range, for more detail in bright highlights and dark shadows. And it works with the Neural Engine in M1 to make more intelligent exposure and white balance adjustments, so you look just right in any light.
Studio-quality mics. For high-quality conversations.
Whether you’re on a video call with a friend, cutting a track or recording a podcast, the microphones on iMac make sure you come through loud, crisp and clear. The studio-quality three-mic array is designed to reduce feedback, so conversations flow more naturally, and you interrupt each other less. And beamforming technology helps the mics ignore background noise. Which means everyone hears you — not what’s going on around you.
Six-speaker sound system. Audio that really fills a room.
The sound system on iMac brings incredible, room-filling audio to any space. Two pairs of force-cancelling woofers create rich, deep bass without unwanted vibrations. And each pair is balanced with a high-performance tweeter. The result is a massive, detailed sound stage that takes your movies, music and more to the next level.
Thanks to the redesigned speakers and advanced algorithms, iMac now supports spatial audio when playing video with Dolby Atmos. And when you combine that with the 4.5K Retina display, it’s like bringing the whole cinema into your home.
M1 and Big Sur. With great power comes great capability.
M1 is the most powerful chip we’ve ever made. macOS Big Sur is the most advanced desktop operating system in the world. Combined, they take iMac to entirely new levels of performance, efficiency and security. iMac wakes from sleep almost instantly, apps launch in a flash, and the whole system feels fluid, smooth and snappy. With up to 85 per cent faster CPU performance and up to two times faster graphics performance than standard 21.5-inch iMac models, you can use apps like Xcode and Affinity Photo to compile code in a fraction of the time or edit photos in real time. And it runs cool and quiet even while tackling these intense workloads. That’s the power of hardware, software and silicon — all designed together.
Processor: Apple M1 Chip (8-core CPU with four performance cores and four efficiency cores, 7-core GPU, 16-core Neural Engine)
Operating System: macOS 11
Display: 24-inch 4.5K Retina display, 4480-by-2520 resolution at 218 pixels per inch with support for 1 billion colours, 500 nits brightness, Wide colour (P3), True Tone technology
Memory: 8 GB Unified Memory
Storage: 256 GB SSD
Optical Drive: Not Available
Graphics Card: Not Available
Audio: High-fidelity six-speaker system with force-cancelling woofers, Wide stereo sound, Support for spatial audio when playing video with Dolby Atmos, Studio-quality three-mic array with high signal-to-noise ratio and directional beamforming, Support for “Hey Siri”