There have been a lot of stories going around about Apple’s next generation iMac. Earlier this year, the Cupertino company was widely rumored to launch a new iMac for pro users in the third quarter to compete directly with the Microsoft Studio, which has been met with positive reviews from users and tech experts worldwide.
Sources today say that Apple’s upcoming iMac for pro users will come with Intel’s Xeon E3-1285 v6 processor, 16 gigabytes of ECC RAM (expandable to 64GB) and NVMe SSD. This matches with a previous report which claimed that Apple was working on a higher-end computer with faster Intel Xeon chips and ECC RAM.
However, there is still no word whether the Cupertino Company will launch the new machine later this year. Tech analysts say that Apple will be struggling to integrate so much processing power into its new iMac while maintaining the slim form factor of the new iMac.
According to rumors, Apple will continue to use GPUs designed by AMD for graphics performance task. Noticeably, AMD graphics GPUs found in Apple’s upcoming iMac models will receive a boost for handling virtual reality and high-level professional apps. Besides, the new iMacs will also include support for Thunderbolt 3, which was first debuted on the 2016 MacBook Pro lineup. Rumor also say that Apple will debut a new keyboard with a Touch Bar and Touch ID, and an 8K display with the new Mac Pro later this year.
Apple’s new iMac models are expected to be put into production this May and launch later this year. Tech analysts say that the new iMacs will be manufactured by Quanta Computer, a Taiwan-based manufacturer of notebook computers.
Apple’s iMac family has seen updates in recent years, but none of them have been worthwhile. So, Apple is expected to do something special this year.
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