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Apple unveils 21.5-inch iMac for just $1099


Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) has added a new entry-level 21-inch iMac model priced at $1,099 to its iMac catalog, while the same device goes for sale in UK for £899. This news comes after the recently concluded WWDC event, where we haven’t seen any hardware announcements by the company.apple-imac-2014

Till date, the low-end Apple iMac was priced at $1,299, but now you could buy the iMac with 2.7GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 processor for the same price.

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Available from today onwards, the new 21.5-inch iMac features 1.4GHz dual-core Core i5 processor with 8GB of RAM and a 500GB of hard disk drive.

We haven’t seen any new Macbooks or iMacs at Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference, but last year Apple unveiled its new lineup of Macbook Air laptops with Intel Haswell processor. The Cupertino-based tech giant had also unveiled the high-end Mac Pro workstations with new radical redesign. It began to sell the Mac Pro in last December, starting from $2,999 in U.S and in U.K. with the starting price of £2,499.

Earlier in April, Apple dropped $100 from the original price tag of Macbook Air ultra-portable laptops and upgraded the device with slightly faster processor. Hence, its 11-inch MacBook priced at $899, where the 13-inch model’s pricing starts from $999.

This year’s WWDC event witnessed the launch of new iOS 8 mobile OS as well as OS X 10.10 Yosemite operating system. Yosemite will be released to the public this autumn with new cloud-centric features that could integrate every Apple devices close together, including the iPhone and iPad mobile devices, through iOS 8 software.

Today morning, Apple’s online store was down for few minutes and traditionally, the company has updated its online store with new updated iMac listings. You can see the new listings in the below image.

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Apple’s current generation iMacs boasts a display screen with 2,560 x 1,440 resolution. Meanwhile, Apple had never changed the design of its iMac all-in-one desktop line-ups since the inception in September 2012. But in September 2013, it made few changes inside the frame by adding Intel Haswell processor, faster Wi-Fi and Nvidia GPUs. Apple hasn’t updated its Mac Mini computers since October 2012.

At Computex trade show held this month, Intel debuted its Haswell successor Broadwell chipset. That means, Apple could launch new iMacs with Intel’s Broadwell processor and the rumor mill surfaced regarding a new iMac with Retina Display in September 2014.

Additional features from Apple’s Press Release:

iLife and iWork come free with every new Mac. iLife lets you edit your favorite videos with iMovie, create new music or learn to play piano or guitar with GarageBand, and organize, edit and share your best shots with iPhoto. iWork productivity apps, Pages, Numbers and Keynote, make it easy to create, edit and share stunning documents, spreadsheets and presentations. iWork for iCloud beta lets you create your document on iPad, edit it on your Mac and collaborate with friends, even if they’re on a PC.

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