Rumor: Apple working on a 5K iMac for late 2014/early 2015

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Date: Monday, October 6th, 2014, 10:57
Category: Hardware, iMac, Rumor

This could be really beautiful if they get it right.

Per 9to5Mac and blogger Jack March, a new line of iMacs with ultra high-resolution Retina Displays is in late testing stages within Apple, according to sources close to the story who’ve claimed to have used prototypes of the desktop. While the machine will sport a thin profile similar to that of the current design, which was introduced in 2012, it will be packed with new internals such as faster processors and improved Wi-Fi antennas. The fact that the iMac is in late testing indicates that Apple could be preparing to launch it alongside OS X Yosemite this fall…

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The Retina iMac will mark Apple’s first foray into Retina desktop computers. Apple first launched the Retina display with the iPhone 4 in 2010, expanded it to the iPad in early 2012, and brought the screen to the Mac with Retina MacBook Pros in late-2012. As for the resolution of the new Retina iMac, OS X Yosemite betas include references to 6400 x 3600, 5760×3240, and 4096×2304 resolution screens. Apple has been rumored to be working on a 5K iMac display for launch later this year, so perhaps that’s the direction Apple will take, and a recently introduced DisplayPort standard update could make this a reality.


Sources have also claimed that Apple is preparing updates to iMovie and Final Cut Pro with improved tools for editing high-resolution, 4K footage. We first reported this past summer that Apple is preparing to launch OS X Yosemite in October as it prepares new higher-resolution desktops and laptops. Apple is also working on a 12-inch Retina MacBook line, but that product’s launch timeframe seems to be in flux between later this year and sometime in the first half of 2015. According to March’s blog, which has been accurate to date, Apple is also reputed to be working on a 27-inch iMac model with 5K display is due this year.

Stay tuned to the PowerPage for additional details as they become available and please let us know what you think in the comments.

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