Apple Delays 'iMac 2016' Release Due To New Kaby Lake Processors

During the most recent October 26 Apple Event, numerous tech enthusiasts expected that Apple would finally unveil the next installment for the iMac PC lineup. However, the "Hello again" event only focused on the newest versions of the MacBook laptops, leaving a lot of iMac followers dismayed and disappointed. However, according to the latest rumors and speculations, the newest version of the iMac has been set for released early next year instead. The reason for the delay? Intel's New Kaby Lake.

The iMac direly needs an upgrade

According to recently surfaced reports, the current version of the iMac in the market was first released in 2014, two whole years ago. This is why a lot of people believe that the release of a new installment for the iMac desktop has been long overdue. With that being said, Apple has not yet even confirmed that the iMac 2017 is indeed true and coming, although the speculations are pretty strong regarding the company refreshing the product as early as next year. The timing for the iMac 2017's release is actually quite interesting, as it will come along with the company's celebration of the iPhone's 10th anniversary.

The Kaby Lake could be the main reason

Some recent reports also suggest that the newest iMac could have been released alongside the MacBooks. But there were some issues that prevented the earlier release. It has been widely believed that the delayed release of Intel's next generation of processor, the Kaby Lake, is the main possible reason of the iMacs later unveiling. However, it is also possible that Apple will still be sticking to the current generation Intel Sky Lake chipset.

The iMac could be introduced as early as January 2017

Reports are also suggesting that Apple might be presenting the iMac 2017 to the public as early as January 2017. It is very possible that Apple will be among the participants for the upcoming Consumers Electronics Show (CES) 2017, which will be held in Las Vegas next year. Rumor has it that the company will be using the said event to showcase their latest desktop computer. Only time will tell as of now.

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