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Apple Updates iMac 27-inch, 21.5-Inch and iMac Pro   [= skip =]
Info from the Apple press release:
"27-inch iMac gets a major update
...now features much faster performance, SSDs across the line, a more stunning Retina 5K display, and higher quality camera, speakers, and mics.

Apple today announced a major update to its 27-inch iMac. By far the most powerful and capable iMac ever, it features faster Intel processors up to 10 cores, double the memory capacity, next-generation AMD graphics, superfast SSDs across the line with four times the storage capacity, a new nano-texture glass option for an even more stunning Retina 5K display, a 1080p FaceTime HD camera, higher fidelity speakers, and studio-quality mics. For the consumer using their iMac all day, every day, to the aspiring creative looking for inspiration, to the serious pro pushing the limits of their creativity, the new 27-inch iMac delivers the ultimate desktop experience that is now better in every way.

Up to 10-Core Processors and More Memory Capacity
The 27-inch iMac, with the latest 6- and 8-core 10th-generation Intel processors, has pro-level performance for a wide range of needs. For pros who need to push iMac even further, the 27-inch iMac has a 10-core processor option for the first time, with Turbo Boost speeds reaching 5.0GHz for up to 65 percent faster CPU performance. And when working with memory-intensive applications, iMac features double the memory capacity for up to 128GB.

When compared to the previous-generation 8-core 27-inch iMac, the new iMac delivers:

  • Up to 65 % more plug-ins in Logic Pro X.
  • Up to 40 % faster 8K ProRes transcode in Final Cut Pro X.
  • Up to 35 % faster rendering with Arnold in Autodesk Maya.
  • Up to 25 % faster build time in Xcode.

Next-Generation AMD Graphics
iMac delivers up to 55 percent faster graphics performance from its Radeon Pro 5000 series graphics, featuring AMD's latest RDNA architecture with faster, more power-efficient compute units. And for customers using pro apps that can take advantage of large amounts of video memory for even greater performance, iMac features a graphics option with 16GB of memory for the first time - providing double the video memory capacity of the previous-generation 27-inch iMac.

SSDs and Apple T2 Security Chip Across the Line
The 27-inch iMac now comes standard with SSDs across the line, delivering blazing-fast performance up to 3.4GB/s for launching applications and opening large files. For users who need massive amounts of storage, iMac also features an 8TB SSD option for the first time - four times the SSD capacity of the previous-generation 27-inch iMac.

Updates to 21.5-Inch iMac and iMac Pro
Apple today also announced that its 21.5-inch iMac will come standard with SSDs across the line for the first time. Customers can also choose to configure their 21.5-inch iMac with a Fusion Drive.

iMac Pro now comes standard with a 10-core Intel Xeon processor. Designed for pro users who require workstation-class performance, iMac Pro features Xeon processors up to 18 cores, graphics performance up to 22 teraflops, up to 256GB quad-channel ECC memory, and a brilliant 27-inch Retina 5K display."

More details at the iMac product page and tech specs.
 
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This Week's Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates
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(Plus guides on T2 Macs Firmware Restore, & Firmware Restore CD downloads for older Macs.)
 
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Previous News Archive Summary:
    July 27th to 31st, 2020 News Archive
  • Safari Technology Preview 111 Update
  • Mac VLC Media Player 3.0.11.1 Update
  • Firefox 79.0, ESR 78.1.0, and ESR 68.11 Updates.
  • Run Emulated Mac OS 8 with Macintosh.js
  • Apple Reports Third Quarter Results.
  • How to Save Your "Memories" Movies in Mac Photos.
  • About Secure Boot and System Integrity Protection for Macs.
  • Apple's New Services Off to a Slow Start in First Year.
  • Nvidia in Advanced Talks to Buy Chip Company Arm Ltd.
  • About the security content of iTunes 12.10.8 for Windows.
  • About Speculative Compilation in JavaScriptCore.
  • 03.10.41 Firmware Update for 2020 LG CX/GX/WX OLED TVs.
  • Apple ProRes RAW for Windows version 1.2 (info/download).
  • 4TB OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G 4TB SSD Review.
  • Chrome 84.0.4147.105 Stable Channel Update includes 8 security fixes.
  • Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates.

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