iMacs Retina side by side

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

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

Well here’s an overview of interesting information about them.

New Retina display iMacs

iMacs Retina side by side

Some Apple choices are really hard to understand. One of them is HDD used in the 21.5-inch iMac with a 4K Retina input screen (which in Brazil costs R $ 14,299.00). Apple chose a 5,400RPM Serial ATA drive, which definitely does not match a desktop computer launched in 2015.

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

Most probably also thinking about cost, the company decided to greatly reduce the flash storage present in the Fusion Drive of 1TB. Before, 1TB Fusion Drives brought 128GB in flash (the most used items are kept in the fastest flash storage, while the least used items are on the hard disk); as they now have only 24GB, reducing the space available for fast storage by more than 5 times. The 2TB and 3TB versions of Fusion Drive, in turn, continue to offer 128GB in flash memory.

While Apple claims that the new 27-inch iMacs with Retina 5K display support up to 32GB of RAM, OWC said they actually support up to 64GB of RAM – and it is already even selling 16GB, 32GB, 48GB and 64GB kits ranging from $ 330 to $ 1,195.

The 21.5-inch iMacs with Retina 4K display have soldered RAM, so it’s good to pay attention if you want to buy a machine like this as you will not be able to upgrade in the future – the maximum RAM that Apple offers for them. are 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 to be able to be used for up to a month without another charge. But according to what we are seeing out there, about 2 minutes of recharge makes them work for almost 9 hours, which is very good!

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

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

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