Apple announces an iMac with Retina Display

16 October 2014Apple


Apple today unveiled the 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display, featuring the world’s highest resolution display with a breathtaking 14.7 million pixels. At this amazing resolution, text appears sharper than ever, videos are unbelievably lifelike, and you can see new levels of detail in your photos. With the latest quad-core processors, high-performance graphics, Fusion Drive and Thunderbolt 2, iMac with Retina 5K display is the most powerful iMac ever made—it’s the ultimate display combined with the ultimate all-in-one.

I’ve been waiting to update my Early 2009 24-inch iMac for quite some time. It looks like that wait is now over. For comparison, the new iMac with Retina 5K Display packs in 600% more pixels than my current iMac1.

If you haven’t already, take a moment to visit Apple’s marketing page for the new iMac on a Mac (I don’t think it works on mobile devices). Scroll down slowly once the page loads to see one of the best uses of web animation I’ve ever seen.


To get an idea just how many pixels fit on the new iMac display, take a look at this image posted by Apple. The image fits on the new iMac display without any scrolling.

  1. The screen on my Early 2009 24-inch iMac has a resolution of 1,920 x 1,200 (2,304,000 pixels) compared to 5,120 x 2,880 (14,745,600 pixels) in the new iMac with Retina 5K Display.