The Cupertino giant yesterday announced its sleekest ever iMac powered by the new M1 chip that comes with a lot of new features and improvements you could have never imagined, all thanks to the new M1 chip at the heart of everything.
Apple has promised to provide the best web cam, mics and speakers they ever used on Mac, now that is some bold claim. However, it still makes sense because of the new M1 chip, the cooling space has drastically decreased, making the new 24-inch iMac thinner than ever.
So, Apple is using a better 1080p FaceTime HD camera, studio-quality three-microphone array and a six-speaker sound system. Now, let’s discuss why each of them can excel in their own way:
1080p FaceTime HD camera: It is promised to deliver high-quality video and great performance in low light. The best part being, the iMac also takes advantage of the image signal processor in the M1 chip and the Neural Engine, enhancing camera image quality with better noise reduction, greater dynamic range, and improved auto exposure and white balance.
We have seen the improvement that the M1 chip brings to the 720p webcam on the MacBook, so you can guess how much improved the 1080p webcam on the new iMac will be. So whether connecting with family or on a video call while working from home, users will always look their best.
Studio-quality three-microphone array: Apple is using such high-quality mics for clearer calls and voice recordings, actually they say the best ever in a Mac. The mics are positioned to reduce feedback from the rest of the system, while directional beamforming allows them to better ignore background noise and focus on a user’s voice. So, according to Apple conversations are more natural and recordings are crystal clear.
Six-speaker sound system: Apple has again claimed that it features the best sound system ever in a Mac as it has two pairs of force-cancelling woofers placed side by side for an impressive bass response, while reducing unintended vibrations. Each of this pair is balanced with a high-performance tweeter.
This results into a six-speaker sound system that produces a massive sound stage with strong, articulate bass and crystal-clear mids and highs. Apple claims that all of these speaker innovations, coupled with advanced algorithms, enable iMac to support spatial audio when playing video with Dolby Atmos.