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Why The New 'Apple iMac 2017' Is Postponed? Latest Updates On Specs, Release And More Unveiled

By Staff writer , Dec 15, 2016 01:34 AM EST
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Apple has been reported to be currently developing its next-gen iMacs for a while now. However, the updated all-in-one device was not able to make its debut at the company's recently concluded October event, which resulted in rumors that the revamped lineup of the iMac would be postponed for a 2017 launch.

iMac to finally see daylight next year

With no updates given during the Apple October event, the now-named iMac 2017 is anticipated to finally be unveiled during the next Apple event slated for March 2017, which could also be the time when we will also see the introduction of the iPad Pro 2.

In comparison to the older iMac

The last refresh for the iMac was back in 2015. The 27-inch variant boasted a 5K Retina display, AMD graphics and will be housed by a Skylake processor. The 21.5-inch model, on the other hand, would feature a 4K Retina display to go along with a Broadwell chipset.

Fans are expecting something big

With the iMac 2015 models not getting any design overhaul, Apple fans are greatly hoping that the iMac 2017 does not disappoint this time around. The iMac 2017 will have been reported to be featuring a 5K Retina display for the 27-inch model, just like the 2015 model. However, the new iMac will be supported by an OLED Touch Bar, a feature that Apple has also included in its new MacBook Pro.

Speculated Features

The iMac 2017 is also rumored to be incorporated with Virtual Reality Compatibility features to go along with a powerful GPU. This will definitely offer a much-enhanced user experience. The device is also reported to be housing either a Polaris 10 or Polaris 11 GPU from AMD.

Release date

Rumors are high that the postponed iMac 2017 would finally be making its debut in early 2017, possibly in the very first quarter. Some reports also hint at the possibility of CES 2017 debut for the iMacs, but with all things said, all remains to be seen.

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