• [NEWS] New iMac models later this year

    From Your Name@21:1/5 to All on Wed Apr 5 13:40:01 2017
    XPost: comp.sys.mac.misc

    Apple Says New iMacs Geared Towards Pros Coming Later This Year
    Apple's marketing chief Phil Schiller and software engineering
    chief Craig Federighi have confirmed that Apple is working on
    new iMac models that the company expects to launch later "this
    year," as reported by TechCrunch.

    Apple did not share specific details about what to expect from
    the refresh, but Thunderbolt 3 ports and faster processors are
    likely at the very least. At least one model will reportedly
    have the option for a new and likely faster AMD graphics chip,
    but few other iMac rumors have surfaced to date.

    Federighi thinks the new iMac models will address "even more
    of the pro market," as noted by Daring Fireball:

    "That is a pretty incredible evolution that we've
    seen over the last decade. The original iMac, you
    never would've thought as remotely touching pro
    uses. And now you look at today's 5K iMac, top
    configs, it's incredibly powerful, and a huge
    fraction of what would've traditionally whether
    it's audio editing, video editing, graphics, arts
    and so forth that would've previously
    absolutely required the Mac Pros of old, are
    being well-addressed by iMac. But there's still
    even further we can take iMac as a high
    performance, pro system, and we think that form
    factor can address even more of the pro market."

    Apple last updated the iMac in October 2015, a span of 539
    days, according to the MacRumors Buyer's Guide.

    KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo previously said he expected
    new iMac models to launch in the mid first half of this year,
    but that timeline appears to be inaccurate as we move further
    into April.


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