1080p FaceTime HD camera.
Ready for your close-up.
It’s the best camera system ever in a Mac. Double the resolution for higher-quality video calls.3 A larger sensor that captures more light. And the advanced image signal processor (ISP) of M1 greatly improves image quality. So from collaborating with coworkers to catching up with friends and family, you’ll always look your best.
The ISP on M1 uses computational video to enhance image quality. To capture stunning video, it goes through a series of steps to analyze and enhance each pixel, at over a trillion operations per second. Advanced noise reduction algorithms bring a new level of clarity. Tone mapping delivers enhanced dynamic range, for more detail in bright highlights and dark shadows. And it works with the Neural Engine in M1 to make more intelligent exposure and white balance adjustments so you look just right in any light.
For high-quality conversations.
Whether you’re on a video call with a friend, cutting a track, or recording a podcast, the microphones on iMac make sure you come through loud, crisp, and clear. The studio-quality three-mic array is designed to reduce feedback, so conversations flow more naturally and you interrupt each other less. And beamforming technology helps the mics ignore background noise. Which means everyone hears you — not what’s going on around you.
Six-speaker sound system.
Audio that really fills a room.
The sound system on iMac brings incredible, room-filling audio to any space. Two pairs of force-cancelling woofers create rich, deep bass without unwanted vibrations. And each pair is balanced with a high-performance tweeter. The result is a massive, detailed soundstage that takes your movies, music, and more to the next level.
M1 and Big Sur.
With great power comes great capability.
M1 is the most powerful chip we’ve ever made. macOS Big Sur is the most advanced desktop operating system in the world. Combined, they take iMac to entirely new levels of performance, efficiency, and security. iMac wakes from sleep almost instantly, apps launch in a flash, and the whole system feels fluid, smooth, and snappy. With up to 85 percent faster CPU performance and up to two times faster graphics performance than standard 21.5?inch iMac models, you can use apps like Xcode and Affinity Photo to compile code in a fraction of the time or edit photos in real time.4 And it runs cool and quiet even while tackling these intense workloads. That’s the power of hardware, software, and silicon — all designed together.
Designed with the earth in mind.
iMac was designed to minimize its impact on the environment. All of the virgin wood fiber in its packaging comes exclusively from responsibly managed forests. The rare earth elements in the speakers, fan motor, and power connector magnets are completely recycled. And we’re committed to transitioning our entire manufacturing supply chain to 100 percent renewable electricity by 2030.