Apple is moving closer to using ultra high-res screens across the iMac line. The 21.5-inch version of Apple’s all-in-one is now available with a 4K screen and the a 5K screen is now standard on the larger 27-inch iMac.
Today’s announcement leaves just two lower-cost 21.5-inch iMacs as the only models available with 1920×1080 screens — screens that will fail to show all the details of videos shot using the iPhone 6s’s 4k camera.
The extra pixels cost more. The model announced today costs $1,500 and packs an upgraded processor alongside the 4K screen. That’s a $200 more than the 1080p model. However, the base amount of RAM remains at 8GB and the 4K model uses the same Intel graphics card to push the new and improved screen.
The new model ships with a redesigned Magic Keyboard that no longer features the scroll look of the past model. It appears to be a bit smaller and compact. A lithium-ion battery powers the device instead of two AA batteries. Apple says it takes 2 hours to recharge the keyboard over a Lightning cable and serve up a month of use.