Apple 'iMac 2017' Might Use Intel Xeon Instead Of Kaby Lake Processors

Apple 'iMac 2017' Might Use Intel Xeon Instead Of Kaby Lake Processors
According to a lot of Apple rumors, the newest upcoming iMac 2017 will be featuring a 27-inch 5K Retina display, which is similar to the 2015 model. However, the difference is that the new iMac will be offering support for an OLED Touch Bar. There's also a huge possibility that the new iMac 2017 will feature the Intel Xeon processor instead of the Kaby Lake chipset. Photo : Gadget News & Review

Apple, the Cupertino-based tech company, will most likely release the much-anticipated iMac refresh, the iMac 2017, at the next upcoming Apple big event slated for March 2017. The said Apple event will also be highlighting the arrival of the new iPad Pro 2.

No updates on recent events

The new iMac 2017 has been hugely expected to be revealed in this year's Apple events. However, the Cupertino-based tech company has already made three successful events, yet the iMacs were reportedly a no-show and no mention in all of those concluded events.

The last and the latest

Apple introduced its last refresh of its iMac model almost two years ago. The last iMac model featured a 27-inch, 5K Retina display, along with a Skylake processor and AMD graphics. The iMac 2015 model did not get any much design overhaul, and Apple fans are hoping that the upcoming iMac 2017 will be a lot more different and will feature some exciting new high-technology incorporations on board.

New features for the new iMac

According to a lot of Apple rumors, the newest upcoming iMac 2017 will be featuring a 27-inch 5K Retina display, which is similar to the 2015 model. However, the difference is that the new iMac will be offering support for an OLED Touch Bar. There's also a huge possibility that the new iMac 2017 will feature the Intel Xeon processor instead of the Kaby Lake chipset.

About Intel Xeon

Intel Xeon is currently one of the most powerful processors, used in most of today's high-end PCs and servers due to its very impressive processing performance, along with its ability to reduce programming errors. This has also been cited as one of the main reasons why Apple hasn't showed or mentioned the new iMac during the recent October event. However, the downside of this addition is that with the Xeon processor being incorporated, it could potentially result in an increased price for the iMac 2017.

Other features to look forward to

Reports have also said that the new iMac 2017 will get some hefty upgrades along with some new additions. Apple has been expected to incorporate a Touch ID on the iMac and support for a USB Type-C Thunderbolt ports. A full flash storage option is also expected to be added. According to several reports, the iMac 2017 will be powered by either a Polaris 10 or Polaris 11 GPU from AMD.

VR on the iMac

But probably the most anticipated and arguably the main highlight is going to be the device's upcoming support for Virtual Reality. In addition to the VR support, the device will also feature a powerful GPU for an enhanced user experience.

Waiting for real updates

For now, any information regarding the new iMac 2017 are just rumors and speculations and has not yet been confirmed by Apple. Until now there are no words from the company yet, but legit updates are expected to roll out during the New Year.

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