Pixel by pixel, a masterpiece.
iMac has always harnessed the latest technology — and taken it further — to make the ultimate all-in-one better and better. And the Retina display is a testament to that. Apple pushed the limits of pixel density so you can see everything with pinpoint accuracy. They questioned every method of integrated design to achieve a remarkable level of fit and finish. The result? A beautiful, impossibly thin display of colour and contrast — and zero compromise.
Precision. Repeated 14.7 million times.
Every millimetre of the Retina display was designed, engineered and built to the most exacting standards. Something that 14.7 million pixels makes exceedingly clear. As does a 1.4mm-thin display panel designed around the human eye — so every interaction feels as natural as can be. It’s that attention to detail that inspired the all-new 21.5-inch iMac with Retina 4K display.
True-to-life colour. Alive onscreen.
Many of the brilliant, unique colours you see in the real world never make it to your screen. A wider colour gamut makes more of these real-life colours available on the Retina display. A striking 25 per cent more. So whether it’s a sunset at the beach or your favourite football team’s shirts, you’ll see them just as you saw them — on a display that’s more vibrant than ever.
25 per cent more available colours. 100 per cent jaw-dropping.
To see colour as it appears in real life, you’ve got to capture the ones you’re missing. And a wider colour gamut does just that. Retina moves well beyond the typical sRGB display with an all-new P3 colour gamut. This is achieved by shifting the Retina display away from standard white LEDs to advanced red-green phosphor LEDs. Now all three colours — red, green and blue — are more equally represented and show off real-world colour with more balance and precision.
The colour you shoot is the colour you see.
Many cameras, including DSLRs and professional video cameras, can capture a far wider range of colour than the typical sRGB colour gamut. And with a new P3-based wider gamut, the iMac Retina display is able to bring more of those real-world colours to the screen. So go back and reprocess those RAW images you’ve saved — and reveal colour you haven’t seen in them before.
Innovation. On top of innovation. On top of innovation.
Engineering the Retina display involved the precise calibration of 23 layers that make up a display panel that’s just 1.4mm thin. And out of that process Apple made advancements to improve not only the resolution but also the quality of the entire iMac display. So in addition to the incredible detail, you’ll see blacker blacks, more vivid colours, and images that practically jump off the screen.
5 millimetres thin. Just the right size to do something big.
The first iMac was a revolution: an all-in-one computer that put everything — display, processor, graphics, storage, memory and more — inside one simple, stylish enclosure. Today’s iMac includes the most advanced, most brilliant desktop display Apple have ever built, and it’s filled with the latest high-performance technologies. Yet it’s still just 5mm thin at its edge.
One of the biggest challenges Apple's engineers faced with the iMac enclosure was how to join the front to the back. The enclosure is so thin, it’s not possible to weld the pieces using traditional methods. So Apple utilised a process called friction-stir welding. It combines intense friction-generated heat and pressure to intermix the molecules of the two aluminium surfaces — creating a seamless, precise and super-strong join.
Built for speed. And everything else.
You know iMac by its incredibly thin enclosure. But that just sets the stage for massive performance. With a new Intel Core processor, the latest AMD graphics, an advanced Fusion Drive and Thunderbolt 2, iMac delivers lightning-fast speed. And striking power.
Images that render you speechless.
The 21.5-inch iMac with Retina 4K display also lights up with enhanced Intel Iris Pro Graphics. Both deliver visual effects and 3D graphics that exhibit raw power in its most polished form.
Incredibly fast data transfer.
Each of the two ultra-fast, ultra-flexible Thunderbolt 2 ports significantly expands the capabilities of iMac. For example, you can connect high-performance peripherals and move data up to 40 times faster than with USB 2, and up to 25 times faster than with FireWire 800. You also have more than enough bandwidth — up to 20 Gbps — to daisy-chain multiple high-speed devices and still maintain maximum throughput.
OS X. It’s what makes a Mac a Mac.
OS X is the operating system that powers every Mac. Built on a rock-solid UNIX foundation, it’s engineered to take full advantage of what the hardware is capable of. It’s designed to be as easy to use as it is beautiful to look at. It comes with an amazing collection of apps you’ll use — and love — every day. And it enables your Mac and iOS devices to work wonderfully together.
Easy to learn. Easy to use.
On a Mac, it’s easy to find, share and do just about everything. You can control your Mac with simple, intuitive gestures. The Dock lets you launch your favourite apps with a click. Launchpad gives you quick access to your full library of apps. The Finder lets you browse and organise your files on your Mac and in iCloud with ease. Spotlight search makes locating documents, launching apps and looking up information effortless. You can even have your apps and the operating system software update automatically. In fact, a Mac does so many things automatically, sometimes you don’t have to do anything at all.
Every detail considered. And reconsidered.
Over the years, OS X has changed in many ways. But the principles that define it haven’t: power, simplicity, beauty. Across-the-board refinements have made OS X El Capitan even more powerful and easier to use, while maintaining the elements essential to Mac. As with every Apple product, each detail is obsessed over: from the distinctive icons in the Dock to the streamlined toolbars to the fluidity of navigating everything from photos to web pages. Because when it comes to a great experience, the difference is in the details.
Built for power. From the ground up.
Making powerful things simple requires some seriously advanced technologies. OS X is loaded with them. It’s built on a rock-solid, time-tested UNIX foundation that provides unparalleled stability and industry-leading support for Internet standards. OS X takes full advantage of the multicore Intel processors and fast flash storage in your Mac to make quick work of any task. And the incredible graphics capabilities in OS X supply applications like Final Cut Pro with impressive power.