Should I Buy The Newly Updated iMac?

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As most people are aware, Apple has recently released its latest generation of the iMac. A first look from the outside doesn’t give an impression of a significant change in its design or performance. Perhaps, the most notable change on the outside is the new option of the nano-treated matte screen.

However, internally, a lot has happened to the iMac in its latest release – especially for the 27-inch model. These new updates are cool and make things easier than before.


There are a few exciting new additions like the improved processors and the presence of a FaceTime camera. These upgrades make it the best iMac on the market currently and probably the best ever Intel Mac desktop.

Later this year, Apple plans to switch to the Apple Silicon. Apple will now use its own processors in the new Macs. A lot of people are surely looking forward to this, patiently waiting to see how good it performs. Also, how it’s going to rank when compared to other processors.


As stated earlier, the 27-inch iMac seems to be the focus of the 2020 update. Although the 21.5-inch models also got a significant upgrade from its 1TB HDD or Fusion Drive to all SSD storage now from 256GB.

Let’s take a look at some of the changes that occurred in Apple’s latest iMacs.

You get more from the display

The 2020 27-inch iMac has two notable changes in its display. It now comes with True Tone support, and for an extra $500, you get a matte finished nano-texture screen. The nano-texture matte glass first debuted with the Pro Display XDR.

Asides these two changes, everything has remained the same with the display.

Display-wise, if you love the nano-texture matte glass, you should go for the 27-inch iMac. The 21.5-inch iMac doesn’t have any notable change in its display. If you plan on upgrading your 21.5-inch iMac for the latest one of its size because of the display, you should probably stick to your current one.

Virtual Reality Gamers got something

If you’re into Virtual Reality gaming, you will need an iMac that supports a VR headset without needing an external GPU.

The 27-inch Retina 5K, the 21.5-inch iMac with its Radeon Pro 560 graphics processor, the iMac Pro, and the Mac Pro are the only Macs currently capable of handling VR without the need of an external GPU.

If you are a VR enthusiast, you should get the 27-inch iMac or the 21.5-inch model, which has the best-performing GPUs in the iMac ecosystem.

Improved Performance

Let’s talk performance.

The update to the 27-inch iMac has put it in a high level of performance. The latest iMac comes with a 3.1GHz 6-core Ice Lake processor with Turbo Boost up to 4.5GHz. It has a maximum storage capacity of 8TB. It has 16GB of Graphic memory, which means it is great for video editing software.

Moving on from the Fusion Drive

For a lot of iMac users, the best thing that comes with the 2020 update to the iMac is Apple, finally abandoning the Fusion Drive. The Fusion Drive is a combination of old-fashioned magnetic hard drive and a small SSD. In the latest updates, Apple has gone full SSD, abandoning the Fusion Drive.


Another reason to go for the 2020 iMac is the Webcam. In a time where people now engage in more video meetings than ever, it is important to have a good Webcam. With this in mind, Apple upgraded on its 720p iSight camera. The 2020 27-inch iMac comes with a 1080p iSight camera, which makes it better for video meetings.

Final Verdict

In deciding whether to get the newly updated 2020 iMac or not, you have to consider what you want out of it. If you are a lover of the 21.5-inch screen size, you might not be getting much from the upgrade. However, for 27-inch screen size lovers, you will be getting a lot from an upgrade.

The emergence of Apple Silicon, which is planned to launch in the latter part of this year, might also be an influence in people’s decisions. Do you want to wait for the Apple Silicon? Are you worried about how this iMac will age over the years?


If you aren’t in a hurry to buy this iMac, then wait till Apple releases a new model. If you have important things pertaining to your career that need the features this update has to offer, then go for it. The newly updated iMac will definitely serve you well in years to come.

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