Rumor: Apple's iMac Lineup to receive Retina Display Upgrade
In addition to the MacBook Pro lineup, Apple’s next-gen iMac desktops are also rumored to be receiving a new high-resolution Retina display.
The news following earlier reports
that Apple would be unveiling thinner Retina display-equipped MacBook Pros beginning during the Worldwide Developers Conference in June. Joanna Stern of ABC News confirmed the details and included the iMac in the mix. According to her, the iMac will get a new “very, very high resolution” display. The details come in on the heels of benchmark tests that appeared online for a new iMac model, identified as “13,2.” The tested desktop featured a quad-core i7 chip at a clock speed of 3.40 gigahertz running OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, and earned a score of 12,183.
There have been several speculations that Apple’s 2012 iMac lineup will feature anti-reflective glass displays. It was also said that the new iMacs will be noticeably thinner than the current all-in-one desktop models offered by Apple. The latest rumor of high-res iMacs suggests that Apple plans to quickly upgrade much of its Mac lineup to new Retina displays, catching up with the high pixel density screens currently found on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.
It was being said that Apple was eyeing a June launch for new iMacs featuring Intel’s latest-generation Ivy Bridge processors. Furthermore, the iMac lineup was last updated in May of 2011, when Apple added high-definition FaceTime cameras as well as high-speed Thunderbolt ports. The current iMacs are powered by Intel’s Sandy Bridge processors and AMD Radeon HD graphics and many consumers have been holding out to upgrade in order to get the latest technology for the same price.