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Tech Giant Apple Updates its iMac Line-up

All new Macs come with macOS Mojave, the latest version of the world's most advanced desktop operating system

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The Apple logo is shown outside the company's Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, California. VOA

Apple on Tuesday updated its iMac line-up with two new devices after a gap of nearly two years that come with up to 8-core Intel 9th-generation processors for the first time and powerful Vega graphics options.

The new 21.5-inch iMac with Retina 4K display starts at Rs 119,900 and the 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display will cost Rs 169,900.

Both the devices are available starting next week, through Apple Authorised Resellers, the company said in a statement.

“With its stunning Retina display, amazing design, twice the performance, and macOS Mojave that our customers love, iMac is by far the best desktop in the world,” said Tom Boger, Apple’s Senior Director of Mac Product Marketing.

It’s been nearly two years since Apple last updated the regular iMac models.

With updated processors this time, customers will experience dramatically faster performance for a wide range of everyday computing tasks, said the company.

The 21.5-inch iMac now features 8th-generation quad-core and for the first time 6-core processors — delivering up to 60 per cent faster performance.

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Customers walk past an Apple logo inside of an Apple store at Grand Central Station in New York, Aug. 1, 2018. VOA

The 27-inch iMac now for the first time features up to 9th-generation 6-core and 8-core processors, delivering up to 2.4 times faster performance.

AMD’s Radeon Pro Vega graphics come to the 21.5-inch iMac, delivering up to 80 per cent faster graphics performance.

“The 27-inch iMac with Radeon Pro Vega now delivers up to 50 per cent faster graphics performance,” said Apple.

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With up to 14.7 million pixels, one billion colours and 500 nits of brightness, iMac’s Retina display aims to deliver an immersive experience and the ability to edit 4K video at full resolution.

All new Macs come with macOS Mojave, the latest version of the world’s most advanced desktop operating system.

macOS Mojave also brings iOS apps, including News, Stocks, Voice Memos and Home to the Mac and features a redesigned Mac App Store with addition of apps from top developers, including Microsoft and Adobe. (IANS)

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Apple Planning to Incorporate 3D ToF Sensor in Next Years’s iPhone Models

Next year, Apple is expected to launch four iPhone models with significant specification upgrades, media reports suggest

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A customer is entering the Apple store in Fairfax, Virginia. VOA

Apple is reportedly planning to incorporate Time of Flight (ToF) 3D sensing rear camera system in next year’s iPhone models.

Earlier there were rumours that a ToF sensor might be introduced as part of the 2019 line-up of iPhones but the sensor would just not be ready in time this year, news portal GSMArena reported on Thursday.

In addition, the Cupertino-based company is also planning to use Vertical Cavity Surface-Emitting Laser (VCSEL) in the cameras of the 2020 iPhones.

VCSEL is a key component of Apple’s TrueDepth camera that also powers features like Face ID, Animoji and Portrait mode selfies.

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iPhones on display at an Apple store in Virginia, USA, April 4, 2016. VOA

Last year, famed Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said that the ToF 3D rear cameras would make a debut with the 2020 iPads before making their way to the 2020 iPhones.

Next year, Apple is expected to launch four iPhone models with significant specification upgrades, media reports suggest.

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While three iPhones are expected to come with OLED screens and display sizes of 5.4-inch, 6.1-inch, and 6.7-inch, the devices would also have 5G connectivity. The fourth iPhone is expected to feature an iPhone 8-like design and come without 5G connectivity or OLED panel. (IANS)