The arrival of Apple’s 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display wasn’t a big surprise when it’s all said and done, but a welcomed product nonetheless. Unfortunately, it’ll be missing one thing right out of the box.
A growing number of users have been hoping for a high-resolution desktop-class display from Apple over the years. While I was personally wanted to see a high-resolution Thunderbolt Display released, the announcement of the all-new iMac with Retina 5K display was equally, if not more, impressive than what I expected from Apple this afternoon.
Retina iMac currently in late-stage testing, could launch alongside OS X Yosemite according to new report
Rumors of an iMac with a Retina display measuring in at 27-inches have been swirling for some time now, with the most recent surfacing earlier in September. Now, a new report suggests that Apple could be gearing up to launch the new desktop sooner, rather than later.
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.
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 have noted, the computer is oddly underpowered 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.