Tech Rumor: Apple To Launch 21.5-Inch Retina iMac This October, ‘iMac Retina’ Release Dates
With the launch of iPhone 6s just around the corner, there is yet another news of a new Apple product hitting the market soon. Whether this news is genuine or just another rumor will be confirmed only after Apple speaks about it.
Apple is on a product launch spree these days. With iPhone 6s, Apple TV and MacBooks designed for gaming, Apple seems to be in the mood to flood the market with high-end gadgets. While we are still waiting for iPhone 6s, here comes news of Apple planning to launch a new iMac with a sharper screen soon.
Rumors have it that with this new iMac, Apple will be changing the aluminum casing to glass casing. 9to5’s Mark Gurman says that Apple will continue to sell its old models along with the newer models that are supposed to have higher resolution. Where the old iMac have 1920 x 1080 pixels display, new iMac will come with 4096 x 2304 display. Now that’s a huge difference.
Gurman also discovered that Apple is designing a new software to support 21.5-inch 4K screens. So, another rumor of new iMac sporting a 21.5-inch 4k screen can also turn out to be true.
When will iMac be launched?
The new iMac is said to be launched along with the release of OS X El Captain by the end of October. Looking at Apple’s history, news of new iMac coming in October can be trusted as the brand usually makes product announcements in October.
Other information including which chips these machines are going to use is still not sure. Some say that Skylake chips are appropriate for the new iMac, while others say that Broadwell chips are suitable for some of the iMac models. The exact specifications will be known only once the machines are announced.