Apple introduced new 5K-retina iMac display provides a resolution of 1920×1080-pixel and it provides seven times more pixels than a full HD TV. There has never been a desktop display like this, Apple has also presented new tablet iPad 2 and iPad mini 3 Air and the new mobile operating system iOS 8.1’s new 27-inch iMac. The display has 5120 x2880 pixels. In the basic configuration with a 3.5 GHz Core i5 processor equipped Intel iMac is now to have for $2,499. The delivery time is Apple’s online store is currently at 3 to 5 business days.
Apple reached by its own account through the use of highly efficient LEDs. To improve the contrast ratio of the display uses a new photo-alignment process. A compensation film is also providing deeper blacks and more vivid colors, regardless of the viewing angle.
“You will not believe it. It’s a killer, “said Apple CEO Tim Cook at the launch of 5K displays. Marketing chief Phil Schiller called it “an incredible feat of engineering”. The Retina display 5k offer seven times more pixels than a TV with full-HD resolution.
Apple designed the iMac with Retina Display 5K – from the cheapest version with an AMD Radeon graphics by Type R9 M290X, 8 GB of RAM and a 1 terabyte Fusion Drive – the official designation. It can also be configured with 32 GB of RAM, 3 TB Fusion Drive or up to 1 TB PCIe-based flash memory. In addition, Tunderbolt-2 ports that provide each twice the bandwidth of the previous generation with up to 20 Gbits per second.
As an option, even in a turbo-boost mode up to 4.4 GHz faster Core i7 processor with four cores of Intel and AMD graphics Radeon R9 M295X available. The latter, according to Apple achieved a processing power of 3.5 teraflops, making it the “most powerful graphics ever in a Mac”. In the most expensive version – i.e. with 32 GB RAM, 1 TB of flash memory, Core i7 CPU and Radeon-R9-M295X graphics Apple offers on the price of $2,499 (US) for the new iMac with Retina Display 5K.
The Mac division is not Apple’s main business area, in the June quarter, however, they contributed $ 5.5 billion of total sales. They increased their sales compared to the same period last year by 18 percent to 4.4 million units. IDC statistics for the third quarter, according to Apple is currently the fifth largest PC even manufacturers worldwide.