Apple Introduces Insanely Thin iMac

Apple introduced a new iMac on Tuesday that can only be described as insanely thin. Apple marketing VP Phil Schiller introduced the new device during the iPad mini media event in San Jose.

New iMac

Phil Schiller with the new iMac

The new device comes in two models, a 21.5-inch display with 1920 x 1080 resolution, and a 27-inch model at 2560 x 1440, same as before. They're less than an inch thick, however, a significant reduction in size and weight. Mr. Schiller said they weigh 8 pounds less.

New iMac

New iMacs.

The 27-inch also has a new option called Fusion Drive, a combination of SSD and hard drive that your Mac will intelligently use to optimize performance. We'll have more on the Fusion Drive in separate coverage, and we'll update this article with additional details once Apple posts its press releases.

The 21.5-inch model will start at US$1,299, while the 27-inch will start at $1,799. They will ship in November.