Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference is merely around the corner, and report has it that we’ll be managed to one or 2 equipment announcements alongside the formalities of iOS 8 and OS X 10.10.
In addition to broach a Retina MacBook Air, 4th-gen Apple TV and, speculatively, probably even the iWatch, adjustments in Apple’s iMac shipping times could also recommend that the Cupertino is intending a refresh of its all-in-one desktop.
Ordinarily, in the run-up to a refresh or certainly a fully-fledged upgrade, delivering times of the item regarding to be replaced have a tendency to raise, with inventories winding down in expectancy of a newer model. This seems the situation for the iMac, which is now delivering in 3-5 company days – – considerably longer than Apple’s normally clockwork-like procedure for getting items out to customers – – and because of this, a 2014 iMac could well be brewing.
Even though the MacBook Pro has actually boasted a lovely Retina display for the past 2 years, the rest of Apple’s note pad and desktop roster is notably lacking in regards to high-res assistance. Sure, the brand new Mac Pro can be linked to multiple 4K screens at once, but if you’re not in the company of paying a number of many thousand dollars for such an effective rig, you’ll find that the MacBook Pro is alone in its mission to promote a sharper OS X experience.
With the Retina MacBook Air appearing a most likely wager, it’s additionally regarding time the Mac mini was updated with 4K assistance, and if this occurs, it appears all-natural that the Thunderbolt screen will certainly likewise be bumped appropriately. The iMac, which supplies a mix of Mac mini and Thunderbolt screen rolled into one package, would definitely likewise be given the 4K upgrade amidst these modifications, so it will certainly interest view exactly what Tim Cook and co. have up their sleeves.
Certainly, we could be obtaining in advance of ourselves here, and considered that we’ve yet to see any proof of a sharper iMac by any means, it might well be that Apple intends to introduce a small processor bump or in a similar way fundamental enhancements.
We heard the discovery back in April that Apple is preparing for a huge Q3 2014 item rollout, and today’s report appears to verify the notion.
It’s also rumored that Apple will, eventually, announce ARM powered Macs, but it’s very not likely that they will make the cut at WWDC 2014.