Apple Introduces New $1099 iMac Model to Lineup

Apple Introduces New $1099 iMac Model to Lineup

Last night, the Apple Store temporarily went offline, only to reemerge today showcasing a new, budget-friendly 21.5-inch iMac priced at $1099. This latest model is equipped with a 1.4GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of memory, a 500GB hard drive, and Intel HD Graphics 5000.

For those interested, you can view the full specifications on Apple’s official website or purchase one online. Additionally, standard iMac models are readily available at local Apple retail stores.

Apple Introduces New $1099 iMac Model to Lineup

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Apple Introduces New Entry Level 21.5-inch iMac
World’s Leading All-In-One Desktop Now Starts at $1,099

CUPERTINO, California-June 18, 2014-Apple® today unveiled a new 21.5-inch iMac® starting at just $1,099. This model enhances the all-in-one desktop market with its sleek design, brilliant display, and powerful processors.

It’s an ideal Mac® desktop for entry-level users.

The newly introduced 21.5-inch iMac features a 1.4 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, capable of Turbo Boost speeds up to 2.7 GHz, Intel HD 5000 graphics, 8GB of memory, and a 500GB hard drive. All iMac models come with the latest 802.11ac Wi-Fi, two Thunderbolt ports, and four USB 3.0 ports, supporting a wide range of peripherals and offering great expandability.

Every new Mac includes iLife® and iWork® at no additional cost. iLife allows users to edit videos in iMovie®, create music or learn instruments with GarageBand®, and manage and share photos with iPhoto®. The iWork suite of productivity apps, which includes Pages®, Numbers®, and Keynote®, makes it easy to create and share beautiful documents, spreadsheets, and presentations.

iWork for iCloud® beta also enables users to start a project on an iPad®, continue it on a Mac and collaborate with others, even on a PC.

Every Mac is powered by OS X®, the world’s most advanced operating system, which is designed to be intuitive while leveraging the powerful technologies in every Mac. Earlier this month, Apple announced OS X Yosemite, a new version of OS X, redesigned and refined with a fresh look, powerful new apps, and innovative continuity features that make working across Mac and iOS devices more seamless than ever. OS X Yosemite will be available as a free download from the Mac App Store℠ this fall.

Pricing & Availability
Available today through the Apple Online Store (, Apple’s retail locations, and select Apple Authorized Resellers, the new 21.5-inch iMac starts at $1,099 (US). It features a 1.4 GHz processor, with Turbo Boost speeds up to 2.7 GHz, 8GB of memory, and a 500GB hard drive.

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