Tim Cook has already guaranteed that the Apple is still very much committed to the iMac, Mac Pro, and Mac Mini ranges, promising that some great desktops are on the way. Following its new refreshes on the iPhone and MacBook range, Apple now appears to have some big plans for its iMac lines.
Cook makes his statement clear
According to Cook, "The current generation iMac is the best desktop we have ever made, and its beautiful Retina 5K display is arguably the best desktop display in the world. Some folks in the media have been questioning about whether we're committed towards our desktop line. If there's any doubt about that with our teams, let me be very clear: we have great desktops in our roadmap. Nobody should worry about that."
The Mac's sales performance
There is still no mention of whether customers can expect to see a total refresh towards the Apple iMac, Mac Pro or Mac Mini - or all three desktop devices. But it's nevertheless encouraging that Apple still sees this area as a very innovative one. During the last financial quarter, Mac sales have only accounted for around 12.1% of Apple's revenue. However, Tim Cook is pretty sure that the platform is still a strategic area for Apple.
Do not buy any Apple devices now
A lot of whispers from industry sources have pointed towards Apple planning to hold a media event in as early as 2017 to unveil redesigned iPad Pros and desktop Macs. That would mean you'll probably want to not buy a new Mac desktop anytime soon since it's very likely that your new purchase will become outdated in just a matter of months.
It is also possible that the current generation iMac, Mac Pro, and Mac Mini would receive discounts by high street stores following the release of the newer machines. But despite that, you might be able to save money by waiting a few more months.
About the iPad Pro
The upcoming new iPad Pro tablets are expected to introduce a technology that will likely appear in the redesigned iPhone 8 and is set to launch in September 2017. The latest upcoming iPad is expected to fit a large 10.9-inch high-resolution display into a tablet with the same footing as the current-generation 9.7inch iPad.
To make some room for the larger display, Apple is also expected to reduce the bezels into razor-thin strips around the screen.
According to several reports online, Apple will also be removing the iPad's the Home Button and will significantly reduce the bezels, except for the bezel that contains the FaceTime camera located at the top of the tablet, which is going to remain.
About the iPhone 8
Rumors around the iPhone 8 have long suggested that Apple will also be eliminating the hefty bezels that surround the screen. In order to reduce the bezels, Apple is also expected to embed the Touch ID fingerprint sensor right underneath the glass display, instead of the traditional Home Button.
It now seems that the technology will be making its debut for the redesigned iPads, rather than the next-generation iPhone, which will presumably roll out in September 2017.