THE APPLE STORE is back online, and now features an entry-level iMac priced at £899.
The Apple Store went down earlier today, displaying Apple’s usual message, "We'll be back. We'll be busy updating the Apple Store for you and will be back soon."
Apple has now put its store back online, complete with a new entry-level iMac model which it has priced at £899. This is Apple’s cheapest iMac yet, £150 cheaper than the firm's most affordable model previously, which fetches £1,049 and is still available on the online shop.
The entry-level iMac comes with a 21.5in display and has a dual-core 1.4Gz Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM, a 500GB hard drive and Intel HD Graphics 5000. These specifications can be upgraded, with Apple offering more storage, an optional USB Superdrive and pre-installed software, such as Final Cut Pro X and Logic Pro X. Apple didn't make any updates to its 27in iMac.
Beyond that, you'll find the same specifications as Apple's more expensive models, including the same 1920x1080 resolution display, identical dimensions, a built-in Facetime HD camera and all of the usual ports and connectivity options.
"Featuring a stunning ultra-thin design, brilliant display, Core i5 processors and the world’s most advanced operating system, the new iMac is the perfect entry-level Mac desktop," Apple boasted on Wednesday.
The launch of an entry-level iMac comes just weeks after the firm slashed the price of its cheapest Macbook Air laptops - with its most affordable 11in Macbook Air now priced at £749, £100 cheaper than before.
Apple's new iMac is available at the Apple Store now, with the firm promising delivery within one to three days. µ
Pre-orders to begin on 9 September with release to follow on 16 September
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