Guests at the Apple special event, held yesterday at the California Theater in San Jose, were able to put their hands together (hands-on) in the company's launches right after the presentation ends. Many of them have already shared their opinions and we highlight some.
Check out the first impressions of the beautiful new iMac:
Darrel Etherington, TechCrunch
But the slimmer design plus an aesthetic bonus, the real value of this new iMac comes in the form of the new screen, which is something you have to see to really understand. Through the combination of screen and display glass, as Apple did with its MacBook Pro Retina and iPhone, everything on the computer seems to be much closer to the surface, which results in a very pleasant effect. The reduction in reflection is also significant and, even under inspiring lighting and at various different angles, the screen of the new iMac shines (but not literally, which is the best part). Of course, technically it's not the Retina pixel density, but if you're actually using one you probably won't notice.
Darren Murph, Engadget
It is difficult to exaggerate how phenomenal this machine is. Also incredibly thin we would be impressed if it were simply a Cinema Display, but the fact that there is a computer there puts it at the top.
Nilay Patel, The Verge
Here it is, the sleek new iMac is * extremely * thin. Apple is using a ridiculous, aggressively rounded back plate to make the sides look almost impossibly thin, until you turn the back completely and see the true thickness. a trick, but it works incredibly well, especially on the 27-inch model.
Although Apple is not calling this panel ?Retina Display?, the techniques and appearance of the screen are very close to the Retina level. () Overall, the first real reason to replace an iMac in years seems impressive.
Vincent Nguyen, SlashGear
What changed the way the screens are produced and, even without Retina, this is impressive. The optical lamination, as we saw on the iPhone 5, brings the LCD and the glass cover together in a single panel, which Apple says has 75% less reflection. In our eyes, however, it is the colors and details that really stand out.
Jacqui Cheng, Ars Technica
As the owner of a current iMac, I really felt that the screen looks less reflective than what I'm used to, although the use in the real world will tell us more about the truth of that statement. Overall, I was impressed with the design and would like to have the budget to replace my current machine.
Stuart Miles, Pocket-lint
Returning to the main focus of the iMac the screen and the IPS display are now 5 mm thick and laminated to the glass in order to eliminate a space that previously existed. The result is a very clear display that you will love regardless of whether you chose the 27 inch or 21.5 inch model.
The 21.5-inch iMac will arrive in November, while the larger model will arrive in December in the United States, of course.