Along with the new 13″ Retina MacBook Pro and refreshed Mac Mini, Apple also unveiled the next-generation iMac. The next-generation iMac is super-thin with an edge-to-edge display. The edges of the new iMac are only 5mm thin, with the chin being added using friction stir welding.
Apple has also fixed the 2mm air-gap that was found in the iMacs, which was one of the major complaints of iMac owners. The 21.5-inch iMac has a resolution of 1920×1080, while the 27-inch has a resolution of 2560×1440.
The updated 21.5-inch base iMac will come with a Core i5 quad-core 2.7GHz processor, 8GB of RAM, a Nvidia GeForce GT 640M GPU and a 1TB HDD for only $1299. The 27-inch iMac will come with a quad-core 2.9GHz Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM, Nvidia GTX 660M and a 1TB HDD for $1799. The Fusion drive from Apple will be optional only on the 27-inch iMac.
Other upgrades to iMacs include a FaceTime HD camera, stereo speakers, lower power consumption and a more eco-friendly manufacturing process. The new iMacs will start shipping sometime in November.