Apple Will Be Refreshing the iMac
Apple is currently set to launch a new lineup of iMac desktops in the near future and according to reports, the debut is now “imminent.” Clayton Morris of Fox News
while “citing sources” reported that Apple is prepared to launch new models in the near future but declined to offer a specific timeframe. He cited as recent evidence the fact that supply of Apple’s larger 27-inch iMac models has been dwindling at Apple’s retail stores and third-party resellers.
Morris wrote “It’s possible the iMac announcement could happen at the rumored October iPad mini announcement, but I’m not holding my breath for that. Apple has been known to update the desktops without much fanfare.” Furthermore, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said that two new iMac models would be among 8 new product launches from Apple this fall. He estimated that both a 21.5-inch and 27-inch iMac will be available before the end of October.
He also indicated that the new iMacs will not feature high-resolution Retina displays like the newly updated 15-inch MacBook Pro. The refreshed iMacs are currently rumored to have a redesigned exterior with an improved “full-lamination process” for the screen’s cover glass. It’s being said that the new production method is apparently more difficult for the larger 27-inch iMac, which reportedly has a lower production yield rate than the 21.5-inch model. Other information reported on the new iMacs included the specs, including Intel’s latest generation Ivy Bridge processors, as well as USB 3.0 ports and expanded solid-state drive capacities. Morris said that the new design will also be slimmer thanks to Apple removing the dedicated optical drive.
We’ll find out more concrete evidence soon enough when the announcement is officially made probably in the near future.
Source: Fox News