Apple Says New iMacs Geared Towards Pros Coming Later This Year

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    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.

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    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:
    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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    Surprised he admits that. Apple are normally pretty mum on this stuff.
     
  3. Sunny1990, Apr 4, 2017
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    Good news !! Much needed refresh coming to imac finally.The iMac is still the computer used by the majority of Apple desktop users.
     
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    Let me guess....they look exactly like the current ones?
     
  6. otozuz macrumors regular

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    Be nice to see some Nvidia GPUs in it as an option.
     
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    Faster processors on the low end models please. My mom needs a new one.

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  10. Appleaker macrumors 68020

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    I think this was agreed on by most people, although whether it is a chassis redesign or not is yet to be seen. At this point I strongly suspect it will be.
     
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    I'm buying one of these. My 2012 mbp served me well, but I want a iMac.
     
  12. shk718 macrumors 65816

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    unprecedented announcement from Apple. Looks like the pro-consumers were loud enough and Apple listened - plus competition is heating up from Microsoft. Have to love competition - Apple works best when its under pressure - this is excellent news.

    My prediction for the iMac is they add pencil support.
     
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    Apple must've been on the forums. MR readers detriggered!
     
  14. Substance90 macrumors 6502

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    Too expensive, not good for the margins.
     
  15. sza Suspended

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    Make the iMac more expandable please! The screen can be glued together but please make sure to use m2 SSD and make both SSD and the memory accessible!
     
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    Make it thicker, so it doesn't throttle. Reduce the bezels, and I'm all in.
     
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    My 21.5" from 2010 works perfectly fine, BUT I really would love a new one with TB3 and maybe even a slight redesign.

    We'll see!
     
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    Hope I can keep my 2013 iMac up and running that long, it's on it's last legs.
     
  19. snebes macrumors 6502a

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    Apple will invent a new month to take place after December. They will call it iMember and it will last 650 days. This way they can both deliver a new iMac this year, and the Mac Pro next year.
     
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    Before everyone gets their hopes up, absolutely nothing is known about what this upgrade means, or how it will compare hardware-wise with other brands of computers.

    You don't need to start forecasting doom and gloom but a healthy dose of skepticism is probably warranted.
     
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    We can all get excited about this, but it was obvious there were going to be new iMac's later this year? Sounds like they will make their usual limited availability slot of "November" if you ask me with broader availability in Q1 2018.
     
  23. Canadia69 macrumors regular

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    :/ Could later this year mean WWDC?!?

    I don't want to wait :(
     
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    OK, so glad to hear Macs will not be discontinued this year -- but didn't thing they would. Apple is working on a new iMac - the first in over a year and a half. Shocker. Question for me is why later this year? Two years for an iMac. I hope is MF amazeballs for that amount of time.
     

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