Apple’s new 2019 iMacs are better for consumers and enterprise pros alike

“Apple’s newly updated iMacs have plenty to offer enterprise and consumer users, not least its faster processors and much-improved graphics performance,” Jonny Evans writes for Computerworld. “It is interesting to note that Apple chose to announce these new Macs with nothing but a press release, even though they’ve not seen significant update since WWDC 2017. This likely reflects the importance with which the company sees the launch of its disintermediated video streaming service in March 2019.”

Evans writes, “Making the decision to release updated iPads and iMacs in the week before launching the service shows the company’s determination not to divert focus from that launch, reflecting the millions of dollars it has spent pulling the service together.”

MacDailyNews Take: It’s actually now being said that it’s upwards of $2 billion that Apple’s invested so far – with many more billions of dollars to come, we expect.

iMac now delivers up to two times faster performance for a wide range of computing tasks.
iMac now delivers up to two times faster performance for a wide range of computing tasks.


Evans writes, “New Intel processors, faster graphics and other enhancements mean these c.5-millimetre thin iMacs should be extremely capable desktops for handling graphics-intensive tasks like video editing, 3D content development, or graphic design.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Our favorite thing about these new iMacs:

Apple finally updates the iMac with significantly more powerful CPU and GPU options, no T2 chip – March 19, 2019
Apple updates iMac line with dramatic performance increases – March 19, 2019


  1. These are solid upgrades for those with really older iMacs. Macs just last so long and still perform well. Well up to 10 years for some depending on their use. If you have an older iMac these are super good upgrades. That is until its redesigned the a sleeker enclosure (no chin). I would upgrade for that since my 2015 is still working perfectly.

    1. I, too, am anticipating the transition of Macs to massively parallel A-series processors. But I would expect that transition to begin on a MacBook or, perhaps, the Mac mini. The iMac is a mainstream, high-end Mac, making it risky as a technology pathfinder.

  2. I’ll upgrade to a new 27 inch iMac from a late 2012 MacBook Pro. The MBP still works great, but I don’t travel as much anymore and can use the larger screen for the work I do now. Also, I can pass along the MBP to my wife for her work. I’m really impressed at how well the MBP has held up.

  3. Still pushing the tired all-in-one form factor in two screen sizes. Hey Apple, how about letting Mac owners choose the best CPU and their choice of cutting edge displays AT THE SAME TIME.

    Now that would be FsCKING innovation.

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