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iMac 2017 Updates: Faster Processor, Better Graphics And VR Compatible

By Anj C , Jan 24, 2017 08:23 PM EST
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As most know by now, the latest Intel Kaby Lake chipsets were officially unveiled at the CES 2017 in Las Vegas. That said, folks got a first-hand glimpse of the next set of processors that Apple may sooner or later use for its upcoming products and that would include the iMac 2017. Before getting all hyped, Intel does have a schedule to keep. There were 40 different chipsets unveiled at CES 2017 and normally it would take some time before these SoCs would be made handy. Apple iMac features Retina-screen and powered by Intel's Skylake processors was launched back in 2015. Since then, Apple seems to have totally neglected the line. But now, with Intel releasing its new Kaby Lake series of processors, some enthusiastic tech pundits believe a 2017 refresh of the iMac equipped with the said chip might be released this year.

Apple iMac 2017 Expected Specs And Features

Later, it was also announced that Apple was also considering at AMD's latest generation of graphics chips "Polaris" and would eventually bring both of them together for the next generation iMac "2017" edition.  One of the most widely debated rumors which claim that Apple's New iMacs will feature AMD Radeon Polaris graphics chips and might even be VR-ready. Recent reports show that Tim Cook hints at the future of the Mac desktop, specifically mentioning the 5K iMac.

iMac 2017 Expected Release Date Second Half of 2017

Apple loyalists have been appealing for new features such as to include a touch feature which could be packed by a more powerful chipset. Amidst the Intel, Kaby Lake chips compatible with the iMac 2017 are the S-Series desktop chips (7500/7600/7700K). The Y-Series could also be another selection, something fixed to improve battery life through whichever series Apple opts to choose, the more pressing matter is seeing the refreshed iMac 2017. But as of now, that may not happen until the second half of 2017.

            

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