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Apple Upgrades iMacs With Retina Display, Redesigns Magic Keyboard, Mouse

10/13/2015 12:45 EDT | Updated 10/13/2016 05:12 EDT
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The 27-inch Apple Inc. iMac computer with 5K retina display is displayed after a product announcement in Cupertino, California, U.S., on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014. Apple Inc. unveiled a new iPad, in the second wave of Tim Cook's biggest product push as chief executive officer and just ahead of the holiday shopping season. Photographer: Noah Berger/Bloomberg via Getty Images
NEW YORK — Apple is adding Retina displays to its iMacs, which will enhance the text and the image quality of photos and videos.

The Cupertino, California-based company said its 21.5-inch iMac will have a Retina 4K display, while every 27-inch iMac will have a Retina 5K display. The 21-inch iMac, which starts at $1,099, and 27-inch iMac, which starts at $1,799, are available in three models and come standard with a new Magic Keyboard and Magic Mouse 2.

The technology giant redesigned Magic devices including the Magic keyboard, Magic Mouse 2 and Magic Trackpad 2. Those products have rechargeable batteries. The new trackpad marks the first time Apple has made its Force Touch Trackpad feature available for a desktop. Force Touch allows users access to several shortcuts by touching the trackpad in different ways.

Apple said the iMacs will also have new storage options and more powerful processors and graphics.

Apple first introduced the iMac in 1998 as its primary desktop computer offering and revamped it many times since. In recent years Apple has focused on faster growing products such as the iPhone, which account for about half of Apple's sales, iPads and laptops as sales of traditional desktop PCs slump.

Apple Inc.'s stock rose 48 cents to $112.09 in morning trading Tuesday. Its shares have risen almost 2 per cent so far this year.

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