Apple updated its iMac array of all-in-one computers on Wednesday with a low-end model priced at $1,099.
The new iMac features a 21.5-inch screen and a 1.4GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor -- the same speed as a MacBook Air laptop -- along with 8GB of memory and a 500GB hard drive. This latest edition is available now, Apple said.
In the UK, the new 21-inch model costs £899. In Australia, it's AU$1,349.
Previously, the low-end iMac price had been $1,299. That wad of cash now buys you the midrange iMac model, which features a 2.7GHz quad-core i5 processor.
The iMac update follows Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference earlier this month, which didn't include any hardware announcements, unlike the previous year when a new. Last year's WWDC also saw the coming of the radically redesigned , which still reminds us of Darth Vader's bin.
At this year's WWDC, Apple did show off new desktop software,. Set for release this autumn, Yosemite adds new cloud-focused features and also brings your MacBook or iMac closer together with your or by connecting with the . You'll even be able to take calls on your computer.
As is traditional, the online Apple Store had closed its doors earlier this morning for the California-based technology giant to update its listings.
The design of the iMac all-in-one desktop computer has been the same since September 2012. And the last time the, which added the Haswell chip, Nvidia's graphics processors, and 802.11ac Wi-Fi. The current 27-inch model's screen boasts 2,560x1,440 resolution.
Previous rumours suggested a Retina display for the iMac and perhaps a new processor. Intel'schip, the successor to Haswell, made its debut in new devices at the Computex trade show this month.
Meanwhile, the Mac Mini hasn't been updated since October 2012.