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Check out some technical details of the new Retina display iMacs and new “magic” accessories

Yesterday, of course, we covered Apple's releases: 21.5-inch iMac with Retina 4K display and the new accessories (Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse 2 and Magic Trackpad 2). However, we always have to wait a little longer to get to know the products and the details that surround them.

Well here is a collection of interesting information about them.

New iMacs with Retina Display

iMacs Retina side by side

Some Apple choices are really hard to understand. One of them HDD used in iMac 21.5 inches with input Retina 4K screen (which here in Brazil leaves for $ 14,299.00). Apple chose a 5,400RPM Serial ATA drive, which definitely doesn't fit with a desktop computer released in 2015.

To give you an idea, the 13-inch (without Retina display) MacBook, launched for three years and still on sale, comes with exactly the same HDD. Three years in technology a long, long time and it is clear that this decision was made with a view to lowering the cost of the product.

Most likely also thinking about cost, the company decided to greatly reduce the flash storage present in the 1TB Fusion Drive. Previously, 1TB Fusion Drives had 128GB of flash (the most commonly used items are kept in the fastest flash storage while the least used are in the hard drive); because now they only have 24GB, reducing more than 5 times the space available for fast storage. Fusion Drive's 2TB and 3TB versions continue to offer 128GB of flash memory.

While Apple claims that the new 27-inch Retina 5K iMacs support up to 32GB of RAM, OWC said they actually support up to 64GB of RAM and is already shipping 16GB, 32GB, 48GB and 64GB kits which range from $ 330 to $ 1,195.

Since the 21.5-inch iMacs with 4K Retina display have RAM soldered, so pay attention to that if you want to buy such machines as you will not have to upgrade in the future the maximum RAM that Apple offers them is 16GB .

"Magic" Accessories

Magic Keyboard, Magic Trackpad 2 and Magic Mouse 2

All three new accessories (Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse 2 and Magic Trackpad 2) are automatically paired with your Mac (via Bluetooth) as soon as you connect them to your computer with the Lightning cable to recharge them.

Speaking of recharging, they all need about 2 hours of charge before they can be used for up to a month without another charge. But according to what we're looking at, about 2 minutes of recharging makes them work for almost 9 hours, which is great!

A pity that unlike Magic Keyboard and Magic Trackpad 2, Magic Mouse 2 does not have a Lightning port on top, making it possible to use the accessory while it is recharged. Looking at the mouse is really hard to find a space for this, but Apple should have thought about it and slightly changed the design to make it possible.

Magic Trackpad 2 requires a Mac with Bluetooth 4.0; all new accessories minimally require OS X 10.11 and work within a range of up to 9 meters.

(via MacRumors: 1, 2)

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