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Earlier, the developer behind Instapaper, Marco Arment published his thoughts on the potential timeline for upgrades to Apple’s iMac and Mac Pro lines. In it, he suggested the need for...
06-22-2012, 08:45 PM #1
Next Generation iMac Rumored to Not Have a Retina Display
Earlier, the developer behind Instapaper, Marco Arment published his thoughts on the potential timeline for upgrades to Apple’s iMac and Mac Pro lines. In it, he suggested the need for an ultra-high resolution 5120x2880 Retina Display (either inside the 27-inch iMac or as a standalone display) is likely the most significant hurdle preventing major updates for the specific product lines.
Anticipation for new Retina iMacs has been high since the previous rumors which stated Apple was planning to bring Retina Displays to its next-generation iMac line and suggestions of updated models were rumored to be right around the corner. Unfortunately for Apple and iMac fans alike, Arment is now hearing that although the next iMac update will come later this year, it isn’t likely to include Retina Displays. He mentioned the following in his post:
I’ve now heard from multiple sources that while an iMac update is indeed coming this fall, it will not have Retina displays.
One possible reason is that the Cupertino California company is waiting to release OS X Mountain Lion in late July with the intent of following last year’s trend of launching the new line of iMacs, Mac Pros, and even Mac Minis alongside Mountain Lion. The speculation however remains unconfirmed and there isn’t any evidence to provide concrete information regarding the matter.
Source: Marco Arment
Last edited by Akshay Masand; 06-23-2012 at 04:58 AM.
06-22-2012, 08:48 PM #2
Retina iTV would be cool.
06-22-2012, 10:37 PM #3
I'm not crazy right? This is the same article from MacRumors, right?
06-23-2012, 12:27 AM #4
Man I'm sick of rumors...
Retina display or not, I can't afford it.
06-23-2012, 06:50 AM #5
no need for retina in an imac. and my apple dealer here says, new imacs will likely be out next tuesday, as his distributor has none in stock anymore
06-23-2012, 06:55 AM #6
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06-23-2012, 09:40 AM #8
The 27" already has a wonderful display. The point of "retina" is to have indistinguishable pixels. We certainly have this in the 27'' iMacs.
06-23-2012, 04:44 PM #9
Seriously Apple, just bring the damn refresh out already! A retina display of that size on a 27" iMac would be very expensive and outside most peoples comfortable price ranges.
I could easily see a Retina iMac being $2999 or more with maxed out hardware specs.
The current display is already awesome and it would be best to let the retina display costs come down even further before attempting to bring these to the iMac and possibly the iTV.
06-23-2012, 06:28 PM #10
I'm so sick of the term "retina"...Reminding you all that YOU'RE ≠ YOUR
06-24-2012, 04:11 AM #11
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06-25-2012, 07:24 AM #14
Doesn't really matter if the new iMac has a retina display or not....just release the damn thing already! They're already got amazing screens as is, I don't need another $1,000 tacked on for a nicer display.
06-26-2012, 12:38 AM #15