Analysts are fearing that Apple is leaning towards retiring its desktop line of Macs. The reason behind this speculation is due to the fact that Apple hasn't updated or done anything to improve their iMacs for 2 years already, which is usually a bad sign.
But this theory isn't the case, according to Apple CEO Tim Cook. According to him, Apple actually has some very interesting plans for the iMac line. These are plans that we will likely see is likely to unfold in the early part of 2017.
Macs are vital to Apple's revenue
There's no secret that Apple produces the majority of its Mac-based revenue from its laptop machines. This has been the case since laptops have more utility, and with an increasingly liquid kind of workforce, a lot of people now prefer the convenience of mobility that a laptop can offer over a desktop PC.
No love for the iMac?
This is probably the reason why Apple's MacBooks get updates at triple the frequency when compared to its iMacs and other desktop PCs. But let's not go thinking that the iMac systems are going to be obsolete. To the contrary, Apple appears to be gearing up for some new releases on its iMac lines.
Cook assures iMac will remain and be developed
Here's what Tim Cook had to say regarding the situation of the iMac as of the moment:
"Some people in the media have already raised the question about whether we are committed to desktops. If there's any doubt about that with our teams, let me be very clear: we have amazing desktops in our roadmap. Nobody should worry about that."
About the said 'roadmap'
The next big question now is when are we getting more information about this said 'roadmap' on the iMac? Are there going to be some updated designs on Apple's iMac lineup in 2017? Maybe even a new model that would incorporate the Apple Pencil, similar to Microsoft's Surface Studio? It seems that the latter is a possibility, given the popularity of Apple's iPad Pro line, to go along with the company's ongoing commitment towards making its products work even better together.
But either way, just by hearing all of these rumors and speculations, it seems that 2017 is already shaping up to be quite a notable year for Apple and its upcoming iMac 2017, especially with the company's biggest product, which is the iPhone, poised to receive a massive facelift, as well as a bunch of new specs, features, and capabilities.
How Can Apple Improve Its iMac PCs?
This is the next big logical question that would to mind when discussing future iMacs and Apple desktop PCs in general. What kind of improvements would we like to see on the iMac?
Apple is already pretty solid in the display department; 5K is already pretty futuristic. Analysts think that design is one area where Apple could really attempt to differentiate itself.