5th August 2020

The New Intel 27-Inch iMac And Other Apple Updates You Should Know

On 5th August, Apple released a brand-new 27-inch iMac as part of their refreshed Intel-based devices – something that we’ve been anticipating for a few weeks now.

As expected, there hasn’t been a massive redesign – but they haven’t failed to deliver in terms of features. Plus, the 21.5” iMac and iMac Pro also saw updates. Join us as we explore them in full…


It’s happened at last – you can finally get the 27-inch device with a 10-core 10th generation processor. This has a 3.6GHz base clock speed and Turbo Boost of up to 5.0GHz. The result is as much as a 65% increase in CPU performance. If you’d prefer the most recent 6- and 8-core 10th generation processors instead, then you’ll be pleased to hear that these are options too.


Maximum memory capacity has shot up from 64GB to 128GB. This means that the 27” iMac is ideal for those using those applications which are extremely memory-intensive.


The new device provides SSD storage as the norm, and this produces performance of up to 3.4GBs per second. At the top end you can choose an 8TB SSD configuration as well – four times the available capacity of the previous 27” generation.


Coming with the Apple T2 Security Chip, the 27” iMac supports encrypted storage and secure boot features. You can be certain that your new Mac will have the utmost safety.


The new Retina 5K display has Apple’s True Tone colour technology, which automatically fine-tunes the colour temperature to match with the user’s ambient lighting. Also, if you wish to, you can pick nano-texture glass. This will allow you to view the screen better in bright rooms, and it reduces glare and reflectively – without compromising on image quality and contrast.


The brand-new 27-inch iMac swaps out the previous Radeon Pro Vega 48 graphics for the next generation: AMD’s Radeon Pro 5000 series. There’s the option of 16GB of memory too, double the amount of the previous model. With faster rendering and seamless playback to boot, this lends itself to 55% quicker graphics performance.

Cameras, speakers and microphone

If that wasn’t enough, the 27-inch iMac also boasts a 1080p FaceTime HD camera, higher fidelity speakers and a microphone array that offers a more studio-like quality sound. This is ideal for those creative businesses, as well as those looking to improve audio calls whilst working from home. On top of this, the T2 Security Chip helps with the camera’s tone mapping, exposure control and face detection.

Other devices

As for the 21.5” device, this 2020 iMac now has an SSD as standard across its entire line. In addition to this, it has the option to be configured with a Fusion Drive.

The iMac Pro has scrapped the 8 Core 3.2GHz processor to be replaced by the 10-core Intel Xeon chip. This has up to 18 cores, graphics performance as much as 22 teraflops, not to mention it’s equipped for up to 25GB quad-channel ECC memory and has the 27-inch Retina 5K display.

iMac leasing 

The updates for the 27-inch iMac, along with those to the 21.5” device and iMac Pro, are certainly all worth their weight in gold. However, these refreshed devices come at a premium price tag meaning they won’t necessarily be affordable to many small businesses. That’s why we offer an alternative option: leasing.

You’ll be able to get all the benefits of the Mac, without having to put your cash flow on the line. What’s more, our service is like no other. For us, it’s not about a transaction – it’s about building a supportive relationship that allows inspiring businesses, just likes yours, to go from strength to strength.

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