Even though the below information is still in the ‘rumors’ department, the ‘rumor’ part refers mainly to the actual release date, as Retina iMac has been spoken of many times before. A tasty bit of info on the new iMac has been published by Jack March on his website at jackgmarch.com. In a short text Jack points to ‘a source familiar with Apple’s plans’, which gave him the following data:
Apple is indeed planning to launch a Retina iMac at their next press event, however the 27″ Model will be the only model that gets this feature. The source says the new 27″ iMac will use a 5120 x 2880 panel as leaked in the OSX Yosemite code a few months ago.
The source says the new iMac’s top processor configuration will be the Intel i7-4790K which has a base clock speed of 4.0GHz, the source also mentioned that Broadwell CPU’s will “likely be added in an update next year” but Apple is sticking with Haswell for now as powerful Broadwell processors are not available to the market.
Interestingly, the mysterious source claims that Apple is going to include AMD GPUs – a move previously observed in the new Mac Pros. That’s the farthest the details go. Regarding the actual release date, the source states it’s ‘incredibly likely’ to be at the next press event – reports Jack.
We’ll just have to wait and see; we’ll keep you posted on that subject for sure.