Did iMac just get updated?

TheBro72

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Did iMac just get updated?
http://www.apple.com/shop/buy-mac/imac

I'm not sure! I've maxed out on a BTO 5k iMac nearly 3 weeks ago and it has the exact same specs as Apples website is displaying in terms of GPU/CPU etc. However there is a subtle difference - the screen is now being described as "Retina 5K 5120x2880 P3 display". I'm sure it didnt say this when I bought mine. Is this what you are referring to?
 

smacrumon

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I'm not sure! I've maxed out on a BTO 5k iMac nearly 3 weeks ago and it has the exact same specs as Apples website is displaying in terms of GPU/CPU etc. However there is a subtle difference - the screen is now being described as "Retina 5K 5120x2880 P3 display". I'm sure it didnt say this when I bought mine. Is this what you are referring to?
Is your current machine a Retina 5K 5120x2880 P3 display?
So they seem to be labelled as "new" on the website.
in the MacRumors buyers guide it states "Days since last release - 224" https://buyersguide.macrumors.com//#iMac
It appears something has happened just recently.
 

MRxROBOT

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Is your current machine a Retina 5K 5120x2880 P3 display?

One of the substantial updates to the 2015 27inch iMAC was that it displayed a wider P3 colour gamut at over 99% delivering nearly 25% more colours than the previous one which showed between 78-86.1%.

Short answer is they haven't changed the display.
 

TheBro72

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Is your current machine a Retina 5K 5120x2880 P3 display?
So they seem to be labelled as "new" on the website.
in the MacRumors buyers guide it states "Days since last release - 224" https://buyersguide.macrumors.com//#iMac
It appears something has happened just recently.

Yes it is deffo a Retina 5K iMac (just checked my invoice!) but it doesn't specify what the actual screen is, it just says "27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display".

Maybe Apple have decided to elaborate a little bit more on the type of displays being used??
 

MRxROBOT

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Yes it is deffo a Retina 5K iMac (just checked my invoice!) but it doesn't specify what the actual screen is, it just says "27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display".

Maybe Apple have decided to elaborate a little bit more on the type of displays being used??

It's been on the site since it was introduced in 2015.
 

maflynn

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They've not been updated, the specs are the same. I'd expect to see a different GPU then what's being shown, and there's no other additions, like TB3. Obviously the CPU wouldn't be upgraded since those models are already on Skylake
 

redheeler

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There was another thread on this a while back. The "New" simply hasn't been removed since the October 2015 update.
 
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