Other than the MacBook Pro, Apple’s next-generation iMac is also rumored to feature a Retina Display. Prior to this, it was reported that the company will launch a MacBook Pro that is equipped with a high-definition display on their upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference this year.
However, Joanna Stern of ABC News added the iMac in the mix. She said that the all-in-one desktop will have a “very, very high resolution” display.
Retina Display-equipped Apple Products
The recent rumor suggests that Apple is planning to upgrade majority of its Mac products to have Retina Display, which are currently found on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. In fact, icons with Retina Display quality were discovered earlier this month after Apple seeded its OS X 10.7.4 update to developers.
Allegations about a Retina Display-equipped iMac emerged after a benchmark report about the AIO desktop surfaced online. Labeled as “iMac 13.2,” the machine was tested by Geekbench and earned a score of 12,183. The device is said to feature quad-core i7 chip at 3.40 GHz clock speed and OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion.
Redesigned iMacs: What to Expect?
Prior to rumors that the new iMac will be Retina Display-capable, there were also reports last month that the desktop will have an anti-reflective glass display. This is a first for the company, which only offers the anti-glare purchase options on their MacBook line of notebooks. In addition, the next-generation iMac will also be slimmer that the current model offered by Apple.
Reports of upgraded iMac gained traction for the past couple of weeks, following the reports that Apple is planning to produce slimmer and lighter version of its core products. In addition to anti-reflective display, there were also reports that Apple’s next-generation desktop will feature Intel’s Core i5 and Core i7 Ivy Bridge processor.
The Chinese industry website Economic Daily News cited sources in the upstream supply chain, saying that Quanta Computer and Foxconn Technology will be the key supplier for the new iMacs. The company is also said to roll out the device this June.
The iMac was last updated on May 2011, when Apple added the FaceTime cameras and high-speed Thunderbolt ports. The current desktop models are powered by Intel’s Sandy Bridge processors and AMD Radeonn HD graphics.
With the success of MacBook Air, iPhone and iPad, it’s a no-brainer for Apple to let its other products to follow suit. The number of rumors for a redesigned MacBook Pro and iMac only goes to show that people will have a lot to look forward once WWDC 2012 kicks off in June.