Following a reference to a mid-2014 model Mac mini that was recently uncovered on an Apple support page for Boot Camp, and later removed, it has now been reported that a mid-2014 model 27-inch iMac was also briefly listed on the same page. Apple has yet to release a new Mac mini or 27-inch iMac this year, hinting that updates could be on the horizon.Â
Earlier today, Apple introduced a “low-cost” iMac, which is meant to be a gateway computer to the higher-priced models that Apple’s had on the market for quite some time. For those who might be curious of the finer details under the hood, a teardown might come in handy.
A new entry-level iMac was officially announced today, bringing the starting price of getting a computer from Apple’s main desktop line down to $1,099. But as many publications haveÂ noted, the computer is oddly underpoweredÂ compared to its siblings, and new benchmarks show that the lower-voltage processors in these new models are definitely as weak as they would be presumed to be.
It looks like AppleÂ did not take the downtime on its Online Store just to launch the new cheaper 21.5-inch iMac.
While it was rumored that Apple might introduce low-priced iMacs at its WWDC keynote last week, the event came and went with no new hardware announcements. It looks like Apple had different plans all along, with a new report from French website MacGeneration (Google Translation)Â claiming that the iPhone maker will launch updated iMacs with faster processors next week as part of a quieter refresh to its all-in-one desktop computers.Â
Apple is rumored to be preparing a refresh for its iMac line of desktops, with the latest hint coming from OS X Yosemite. As noted by Macbidouille, the developer preview of OS X Yosemite includes a file that defines new display scaling resolutions for a machine identified as an iMac. This report follows an earlier discovery from OS X 10.9.4 beta that also referenced a new iMac model.
Earlier today,Â KGI Securities analyst Ming Chi Kuo claimed thatÂ Apple may be planning to introduce a low-cost iMac model alongside an 8GB iPhone 5s during its Worldwide Developers Conference next week.
Analyst: Apple may introduce new 8GB iPhone 5s and less expensive iMac model at WWDC [Update: 'Nope']
Apple may be planning to introduce a low-cost iMac model alongside an 8GB iPhone 5s during its Worldwide Developers Conference next week, claims KGI Securities analyst Ming Chi Kuo (Via MacRumors).