A few days ago, Apple did something that it really is not known for doing these days, and that was the pre-announcement of the updated iMacs that have subsequently been promised to arrive at some point later this year.
Apple did not give any concrete information on when exactly those machines would arrive, or indeed what they would have inside them as far as processing power is concerned, other than that they will be significant upgrades that will suit “pro” users.
We now may have our first inkling as to what those new iMacs will offer following a post on the Pike’s Universum blog. While we cannot vouch for the blog’s accuracy, it does cite a “little bird” that is “pretty accurate.”
Claiming that the new iMac machines will arrive in late October, the blog makes some predictions for what hardware will go into the new machines based on the aforementioned little bird.
“[The new iMacs] will be available with (up to) Intel E3-1285 v6 processor with 16 GB (upgradable to 32 or 64 GB) ECC memory. Faster NVMe SSD’s possibly up to 2 TB and AMD graphics to support VR and Pro apps. Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C gen 2 with… tada… a brand new keyboard.”
The blog, which is best known previously for spotting references to unreleased Macs being mentioned in Apple’s software, also claims that a new 8K monitor is in the works to go along with the new Mac Pros that Apple has confirmed will arrive next year. 8K displays are nothing new – Dell already offers one – but with Apple having failed to offer a 4K screen to call its own, it will be very interesting indeed to see how the company goes about re-entering the market with such a high end and, presumably, very costly new display.
Other minor claims made by the blog include the fact that macOS 10.13 will not be named after a mountain or park and that the Mac mini will also receive an update, making it physically larger in the process.