Where do you get this idea?
There is NO way apple will discontinue it in the near future. It has evolved from the first Macintosh. I highly doubt Apple would discontinue a product that has been through do many revisions.
A silly foolish statement, Apple just released financial numbers last week and indicated Macs make up a multibillion dollar portion of their business, they updated the iMac line late in 2013 and it's only April now, where would you get any idea they are going away?
Troll much? The current iMac refresh cycle is due around autumn time as the last few years. Don't expect any rumours much before then, as its not an iPhone where case makers get prototypes weeks in advance. I'm sure the iMac will continue to be part of the line up for years to come.
No way they will discontinue the iMac. What makes you say that. Its not their bread and butter. but Macs in general earns more and more, even if the iPhone earn apple a ton more. Also, its part of the ecosystem, without the mac, no development and no apps, it would kill the iPhone too eventually.
I suspect an early iMac update this year. The update will be incremental, only new CPU and GPU, I dont see any point for apple to wait 6 months after they are released. You can clearly see on the Buyers gui that the 200-250 days update are the small updates and what drags out the days are when apple makes a complete redesign, which is typical, then apple always gets into delays because they are doing their best to make a new awesome product.
So, I expect a new iMac this summer 2-3 months from now. imo.
I don't think that an inordinate interval has gone by since the last major update. I wouldn't expect anything big until the end of the year, but maybe there'll be a Haswell refresh soon. I doubt if the iMac is going anywhere, though. Too valuable for product placement.
OMG I remember similar stuff people were saying before redesigned 2012 model came. At that time iMac wasn't updated for about 15 months.
They'll get their turn soon. OP sounds like someone who doesn't know Apple product cycles well. Expect new iMacs in autumn.
Also.. I don't think there'll be anything new and great about them. Thunderbolt 2 will be the biggest addon.. and you get some better GPU options but only in higher models. Broadwell CPUs won't go up much in performance. I can see that Iris GPU will be more capable but raw processing power, naah... it all plateaued with Sandy Bridge generation and nowadays it's only more cores (and you need the software to be programmed so it can take advantage of them).
Unless they manage to put retina displays in iMacs at reasonable price*, don't expect anything new and great. If you need one, buy current generation.
* I am still not sold on retina displays for upcoming generation. Seems like the tech is still quite expensive, it would be especially for 27-in models (21.5 seem possible). But I might be wrong (for example Apple getting custom Intel chips).
Wow, Imagine 24-incher coming back with something like 3840 x 2160!
It had an update recently with the best available components for its class. There's nowhere for it to go right now. What do you want, a hovering screen or just a basic "NEW" banner on the online store?