With the 2nd beta of OS X El Capitan now in the hands of developers, references to upcoming Apple hardware and functions are starting to surface. The beta software includes code pointing to a 4K 21.5-inch iMac, including planned future GPU choices, and a mysterious Bluetooth remote control.

Apple is anticipated to introduce the last develop of OS X El Capitan this fall, and there is good need to think that it will certainly be making its debut on a freshened version of the 21.5-inch iMac. The string of code, as found by 9to5Macin beta 2 of El Capitan, contains references to support 4K (4096 x 2304) resolution in addition to the usual ones – including 5K. Now unless the 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K Display’s oomph is being rolled back in favor of 4K – which Apple likely wouldn’t – the smaller 21.5-inch iMac is the strongest contender for a 4K UHD display upgrade.

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Intel’s Broadwell processors are presently powering the most recent Macs, and with the Iris Pro 6200 graphics processor already out, one would think it would be ideal for a 21.5-inch iMac with 4K display screen. Well, looks like Apple thinks so too, if the tips in its latest desktop OS are anything to pass.

References to AMD Radeon’s R9 processors, particularly: M380, M390, and M395 have actually likewise been found in the beta release, indicating that these 4 GPU variations could be offered as upgrade alternatives for not just the 21.5-inch 4K iMac, however other future Macs too.




OS X El Capitan beta 2 likewise consists of traces of information relevant to a new remote control called “Apple Bluetooth Remote.” No pieces of this device can be discovered in the very first beta on OS X 10.11. Given the evident remote function, the device crams in a Bluetooth chip, and to make things more fascinating, it also wields an infrared sensing unit for connecting to other devices. While detailed information on controls isn’t really clear yet, the remote likely residences a multi-touch trackpad that ‘‘ may’ just support Force Touch, but it remains unconfirmed for now. With support for audio, the remote could also sport Siri capability, permitting for hands-free operation.


Now the concern is, exactly what precisely will this remote control be for? Finest bet, the rumored Apple TV 4, which is likely set up for fall release, and report has it that the set-top box will certainly be bundled with such a redesigned hardware remote.

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