Apple’s Spring Loaded event in April came later than expected and with many expectations. The only thing we knew for sure was that it would be the introduction of a new iPad with a Mini-LED display. They didn’t disappoint. They also finally delivered AirTag which has been floating around the rumor mill for 2 years.
What most Apple watchers didn’t see coming was the redesigned M1 iMac. It was the system in Apple’s lineup most in need of an update. That update is finally here. And if preorders are any indication, there was a lot of pent-up demand.
First, you should make sure that delivery of your order goes smoothly. Find a nearby business that offers electronic lockers for receiving delivery so that you don’t have to worry about whether or not you are home when your package is delivered. Once you realize what a lifesaver that service can be, you might want to take it to the next level by adding a service providing electronic lockers to your business.
It is always a good thing when people have more reasons to enter your business. Picking up a package is always a positive thing. So if you sell consumables, your business will always have customers in a good mood and primed for commerce. Find the service, try the service, then be the service. Here are your next few steps after placing your M1 iMac order:
Discover the Latest Tips
Did you know you could sign a document right on your Mac even without a stylus or touchscreen? You can. It’s great! Did you know you could change the volume on your Mac in 1/4 increments and decrements? Did you know you could natively compress files on your Mac to make more space? With a few Mac tricks and keyboard shortcuts, you will be Mac-ing like a pro in no time.
Use the time between now and the time you receive your new machine to learn about some of the powerful features you didn’t know about. No matter how long you have been using a Mac, there are always features you don’t know about. Apple is constantly making improvements and adding features to the software.
In case you missed it, your new iMac will have the option to get a color-matched keyboard with Touch ID. That keyboard also has new keys on it. One is for dictation. You have a lot to learn. And you are going to love Every Minute of it.
Get a Smaller Desk
Wait, what? You heard correctly. The new iMac is so thin and has such a small footprint, it has been described as a big iPad on a stand. You don’t need a massive desk for a massive machine and a ton of peripherals. If you are ready to embrace the M1 iMac lifestyle, what you need is a smaller desk so you don’t have a bunch of extra room for clutter.
You have probably wanted to get rid of that giant desk for a while. If you are working from home, you need a desk that is small enough to fit in your life along with a computer that will also easily fit. The new iMac will take little more space than a notebook computer. So get rid of the clutter and get ready to do some clean, focused work.
Grab a Few Accessories
This might just be the time to go all in on a standing desk. The iMac is worthy of that kind of upgrade. If you are going for the base model without any BTO upgrades, grab a 1 TB SSD for cheap and give yourself plenty of storage space. The iMac’s biggest flaw is the lack of height adjustment.
You are really going to want to raise it up to eye level. That will necessitate some type of monitor riser. The M1 iMac only has USB-C ports. So you are going to need a handful of those C-A converters. Don’t worry, they’re cheap.
It is not every day, or even every 3 years that the iMac gets a major redesign. This is the year. This is your time. Do it right by brushing up on the power tips that will increase your productivity, getting a desk that is more sensibly sized, and grabbing the accessories that will take your iMac to the next level.