All of the recent Apple speculation may have been focused on the upcoming iPhone 6s, and rightly so in all honesty, but now it’s the turn of the iMac to receive some attention. Prominent analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities is back once again, this time with the prediction that Apple will imminently unveil a refreshed iMac range with an array of improvements, including a host of display upgrades, as well as potentially integrating Intel’s latest desktop processors.
According to KGI Securities, the Cupertino based company plans to unveil its improved iMac range in the very near future to ensure that the hardware can be rolled out and made available for purchase this quarter.
Part of the appeal of the new iMac range will come from the emphasis placed on improving the iMac display, according to Kuo, who says:
We believe Apple will introduce new iMac models in 3Q15, which are expected to have key selling points such as more powerful processors and much better display quality. We predict the panel will use a LED phosphor material called KSF to notably boost color saturation.
There’s word that Apple could also release the new iMac line with substantially improved processing power. The report speculates that Apple has been waiting on Intel to release its new desktop processors before hitting the market with a set of hardware improvements that will benefit the below-27-inch range that hasn’t seen a significant refresh since September 2013. Now that Intel’s Broadwell processors are becoming readily available, and with the Skylake series coming soon, now seems to be the time for Apple to hit the ground running.
One important aspect to note from this prediction is that Kuo, and the company that he belongs to, both share the same belief that Apple will have strong sales belonging to its iMac range in the coming quarter. The display improvements, along with the substantially improved processor setup should be enough to appeal to its users. When combined with promotions such as the Back to School program, it’s possible that Apple could see iMac sales of over one million units in what would be an extremely profitable quarter.
History has already shown us time and time again that the third-quarter is often Apple’s strongest period of sales for the iMac range and given these speculated improvements there’s a lot to look forward to.