Apple Creates World’s Highest-Resolution Display with New ‘Retina 5K’ iMac

Apple’s new Retina iMac is the world’s highest-resolution display on the market.

With nearly 15 million pixels in a 27-inch display, the new iMac has seven times more pixels than an HD television and 67% more pixels than a 4K display—yet is only five millimetres thin. Apple also improved colours and contrast, with “whiter whites and blacker blacks.”

The device will start at $2,499 in the US.

Apple also threw in a minor update to the Mac Mini, upgrading its specs and dropping the price by $100.

Both computers will start shipping immediately.

“Thirty years after the first Mac changed the world, the new iMac with Retina 5K display running OS X Yosemite is the most insanely great Mac we have ever made,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “With a breathtaking 14.7 million pixel display, faster CPU and graphics, Fusion Drive, and Thunderbolt 2, it’s the most beautiful and powerful iMac ever.”

Apple today also announced a new iPad Air and iPad Mini.