Apple Extends Retina Display to Smaller iMac, Updates Larger Version Too

Apple this week updated its iMac family, bringing a Retina 4K display to the 21.5-inch iMac for the first time.

The company also made Retina default on the 27-inch iMac. In addition to significantly more pixels, Apple’s Retina displays offer a wider colour gamut and higher image quality, the iMac maker says.

Beyond Retina iMacs, Apple unveiled new accessories: the Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse 2 and Magic Trackpad 2, which feature replace disposable batteries with rechargeable ones. The Trackpad features Force Touch.

“From the first iMac to today, the spirit of iMac has never wavered—deliver the ultimate desktop experience with the latest technologies, gorgeous displays and cutting-edge designs,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “These are the most stunning iMacs we’ve ever made. With our gorgeous new Retina displays, more powerful processors and graphics and all-new Magic accessories, the new iMac continues to redefine the ultimate desktop experience.”

The 21.5-inch iMac’s Retina display has 9.4 million pixels, 4.5 times more than the standard 21.5-inch iMac display. Every 27-inch iMac features a Retina 5K display, with 14.7 million pixels.