Just checking: iMac's don't have retina display?

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  1. preyan macrumors 6502

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    I read the specs and saw it in store but just wanted to confirm... iMac's don't have retina display? If not, what are the rumors like for the future?
     
  2. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    Nope. The next iMacs may have 4K at 3840x2160 though.

    The current iMacs don't have retina display because at that time, Apple's display suppliers didn't have the capability to mass produce 4K displays at those sizes.
     
  3. preyan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ah. Thanks mate. Would nice if they did come with it. Fingers crossed. We got a whole year to look forward to :D
     
  4. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    My gut feeling's telling me that they'll bring 4K iMacs next year, considering that 4K is all the rage now.

    It's very possible that they'll include NVIDIA Maxwell-architecture GPUs, which is expected to give a big improvement, along with the Intel Broadwell architecture.
     
  5. super tomtendo macrumors 6502a

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    You're probably right. But at what cost? 4K displays are still too expensive. So, I wouldn't be surprised if we see like an iMac Retina along with the current iMac lineup. Then slowly phase the lower res. iMac's like they're doing with the MBP and rMBP.

    IMO, we're still 2-3 years away from that.
     
  6. JustMartin macrumors 6502a

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    I did wonder for a while whether we would see smaller retina iMacs, perhaps a return to the 19" configuration while the screens become affordable. I'm now thinking we might see new Thunderbolt Displays first because Apple are not offering their own monitor for the new pro.
     
  7. PicnicTutorials macrumors 6502a

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    If it plays out like the macbook did it will be retina next year but slightly under powered. 2016 retina with adequate power. In fact that's how apple does all it's products. New tech and form factor first year and same tech and form factor next year with speed improvements to match the tech.
     
  8. quagmire macrumors 603

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    My issue with the retina display idea with the iMac is the mobile GPU's barely keep up with running the 27" iMac's resolution of 2560x1440. How much of a struggle will a 4K or Apple's retina practices so far( which is doubling the resolution) put on them?
     
  9. super tomtendo macrumors 6502a

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    Can't help but notice your signature.. It says you have a 2014 iMac...? Um? What? 2014 iMac has not been released bro.
     
  10. PicnicTutorials macrumors 6502a

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    Lol I could change that I guess. But they are building it now. It's 2014.
     
  11. super tomtendo macrumors 6502a

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    You don't know that! Ha. But yeah, you don't have a 2014 model. If you do... you're very special.
     
  12. Steve121178 macrumors 68040

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    This is a very valid point. I wouldn't be at all happy about a 4K iMac with the current mobile graphics technology & drivers.
     
  13. sergiobaschi macrumors regular

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    Don't you worry. When the iMacs will have retina displays, the mobile GPUs will run at least 2 4K monitors.

    I simply can't see a retina iMac before autumn 2015.

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    It doesn't matter. It's still a 2013 model.
     

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