NEW DELHI: Apple has refreshed its iMac line-up and launched the long-rumoured Magic Trackpad.
The new iMacs run on Intel's latest processors, Core i3, Core i5 and Core i7. According to Apple, the processors provide up to a 50% increase in processing power over the previous generation.
The 21.5-inch iMac starts with a 3.06GHz i3 processor and ATI Radeon HD 4670 discrete graphics with 256MB GDDR3. The high-end 27-inch 2560x1440 resolution iMac comes with a 2.8GHz quadcore Intel Corei5 processor and ATI Radeon HD 5750 discrete graphics with 1GB GDDR5, and costs $1,999.
There are also build-to-order options available, including a 2.93GHz quadcore Intel Core i7 processor, a 2TB hard drive, 256GB solid-state drive (SSD), and up to 16GB of RAM.
Apple also said that the SD slot on iMac now supports SDXC format, giving it access to larger storage cards.
Apple also launched Magic Trackpad, a multitouch input device for Mac desktops that allows users to have the same type of gesture control that they use on iPhone and iPad. The device has a glass surface and an aluminum case.
Gestures include scrolling, rotating, zooming and more. Users can also do three-finger swiping back and forth between Web pages. The Magic Trackpad runs on two AA batteries and costs $69.
The company also refreshed its high-end Mac Pro range, giving it up to 12 processing cores. The new Mac Pro uses quadcore and 6-core Intel Xeon processors with speeds up to 3.33GHz. The Mac Pro uses the ATI Radeon HD 5770 graphics processor with 1GB of memory.
Quadcore Mac Pro starts at $2,499 for a 2.8GHz quadcore Intel Xeon W3530 processor and goes up to $3.499 for an 8-core with two 2.4 GHz quad-core Intel Xeon E5620 processors.