Apple has introduced and shipped the iMac Retina 5K, a premium desktop that is without competitive Windows peer. Plus, the 2014 Mac mini is fresh, too

As Tapscape previously reported, Apple has introduced and shipped the iMac Retina 5K. Though the company has gotten grief in recent years for ignoring its pro Mac customer base, the iMac Retina 5K is definitely targeted at those critical users.

And, yes, Apple’s trashcan Mac Pro, released at the end of 2013, is also targeted at those folks, too. The one product Apple didn’t announce today that pros have been wanting for years is a 4K or 5K Apple branded display.

Regardless, here we go. As is often the case when Apple redefines a product category — all in ones (AIO) in this case — the company had to invent new technologies to bring the iMac Retina 5K to market. In this case, the big new tech is the integrated display.

Apple has introduced and shipped the iMac Retina 5K, a premium desktop that is without competitive Windows peer. Plus, the 2014 Mac mini is fresh, too

iMac Retina 5K Pricing & Availability

iMac with Retina 5K display begins shipping today with a 3.5 GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.9 GHz, AMD Radeon R9 M290X graphics and a 1TB Fusion Drive for a suggested retail price of $2,499 (US).
* BTO options include 4GHz quad core i7 + faster graphics

And, yes, of course, the new iMac Retina 5Ks ship with OS X Yosemite installed.

Additionally, after nearly two years without an update, Apple has upgraded and slashed the price of its smallest headless desktop — 2014 Mac mini with Thunderbolt 2 Upgrade Ships for $499. Not a huge upgrade, but the 20 percent price reduction is gonna be huge.

Boom!

What’re you thinking of Apple’s new iMac Retina 5K and 2014 Mac mini? Sound off in the comments below…

Source: Apple Introduces 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K Display (PR)

1 COMMENT

  1. This is very disappointing. I own a maxed out 2012 Mini with i7 chips that appear as 8 cores. There is no mention of new chips, or even of i7 upgradeable in the new mini.
    Until Yo, Semite! came along, the 2012 Mini was driving an LG 34″ ultra wide 4K 34UM95 monitor at 3440 by 1844 pixels at 50 hz refresh rate. When TenTen appeared, my Mini suddenly could not do better than 2560 by 1080, to the chagrin of the monitor, which protests.
    I guess some corporate decision was made to castrate the mini, because the new one cannot do 4K at 50 or 60 hz according to published specs. I guess they don’t want the mini to compete with the iMac or the Mac Pro-posterous. So much for putting the consumer first.
    Speaking of whom, i’m glad one can stream iTunes to apple TVs, and that iPads and homes can as well, but how come one cannot stream iTunes to an iPad or phone? I can stream iTunes perfectly well to my SONY and Google tablets, but not to my Max.

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