iMac 5k Skylake?

Jjjmmf

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Hello All,
First time iMac buyer here. I'm ready to purchase a 27 in. 5k retina iMac. Any chance these are getting Skylake? Should I wait until November or is it know that these units won't be upgraded?

Thanks for any input!
 

maflynn

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Apple is on the hook with Intel. Unless Intel releases a processor for the iMac then no. My opinion is we're done seeing any and all hardware updates from Apple for 2015.
 
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Samuelsan2001

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Hello All,
First time iMac buyer here. I'm ready to purchase a 27 in. 5k retina iMac. Any chance these are getting Skylake? Should I wait until November or is it know that these units won't be upgraded?

Thanks for any input!
We just don't know, intels release schedule is a mess and making sense of it is exhausting, some info in el capitan suggests a 4K 21 inch iMac is fairly imminent but really I have yet to make enough sense of it all to give a great guess (and they may use broadwell). The mobile processors are slightly easier to work out so we have some idea on the macbooks.
 

theluggage

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Should I wait until November or is it know that these units won't be upgraded?
There's a roundup of the chips here: http://www.macrumors.com/2015/09/02/intel-skylake-notebooks-desktops/ - so there's a chance that there will be an update by the end of the year but its not certain.

Having Skylake is not going to make a night & day difference to performance, especially in a desktop: more important are the things that (may) come with it, particularly Thunderbolt 3/USB C and possible support for external 5k displays.

Usual advice holds: if you urgently need a new computer, get it now; if you're just yearning for that "new computer" smell wait for the next announcement.
 

aloshka

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Ha it's skylake but no TB3 or USB-C. I was waiting and got one since it finally udpated and got to admit, performance feels snappier. Although I had one hard lockup and reset. Hopefully it's not going to continue.