So are the new iMacs projected to have retina displays?

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  1. bobright macrumors 601

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    I came across something like this in an article is it possible, do you guys think it'll be done?
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Maybe, but probably in 2013 or 2014 according to all the other threads and their speculation.
     
  3. gmanist1000 macrumors 68030

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    Definitely. Not for a while though.
     
  4. charlieegan3 macrumors 68020

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    hmm, macbook pros are rumored to so i don't see why not.

    remember the term retina is linked to the typical viewing distance and so the imac retina resolution might not not be as high and iphone etc.

    i think its possible. their GPUs are powerful enough, its just getting samsung/lg/sharp to make a 27 inch hi res display.
     
  5. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    I think it would be also a question of cost - can they keep the price the same? I don't want a retina display if it adds $300 to the cost of the base system.
     
  6. NextGenApple macrumors regular

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    Keep dreaming!!!!! NO, NOT ON NEXT REFRESH ANYWAY!! expect MBP, Yes
     
  7. cocky jeremy macrumors 68040

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    MacBook Pros are 17" at most. iMacs are minimum 21.5", so that itself is a good reason we won't see retina display iMacs. I don't see retina iMacs coming anytime soon, honestly.
     
  8. charlieegan3 macrumors 68020

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    apple do seem to be going retina for more and more products now though, i think its only a matter of time.
     
  9. cocky jeremy macrumors 68040

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    You're right. Matter of time.. and money. When they can be produced for fairly cheap, we'll see it. Until then, we won't. I think it's just too expensive to do on a large iMac screen still.
     
  10. NextGenApple macrumors regular

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    Also I wouldn't be one of the first to embrace retina iMacs. I would buy after 1-2 years of it been around. Everyone is different but I don't need bragging right round my mates but the silently dragging the computer to Apple store cos of issue with new tech.
     

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