Apple iMac refresh due Real Soon Now
Benchmark listing suggests debut is near
Online benchmark result sites have revealed the imminent arrival of new Macs before. Witness the appearance of the new MacBook Pro in Primate Labs' Geekbench site in May - a month before Apple announced the machine.
While this week's WWDC keynote made no mention of new iMacs, don't forget that a new all-in-one machine also appeared on the Geekbench site recently.
It was running a 3.4GHz Intel Core i7-3770 quad-core Ivy Bridge chip and dubbed the 'iMac13,2'. Last year's model, released in May 2011, was coded 'iMac12,2'.
Assuming the Geekbench data isn't fake, it points to a near-term iMac update - now more than a month overdue. Mac Pro fans may have a long time to wait for a decent refresh, but it looks like an iMac revision will come much sooner - perhaps with an on-board digital TV pick-up. ®
Re: No real surprise.
IIRC Cook spoke about something going on for Mac PRo users late next year. I do not believe he mentioned the iMac
Digital TV hookup? Bzzzt. Nope.
Retinal display? Bzzzt.
30" screen? Nah
Ivy Bridge? oooh very likely
Speed bump CPU and new GPU? Also very likely
Bigger SSD? Yep
Release with ML? Yep
It won't be anything spectacular, so lets not get carried away?
Re: Will it be a chinless wonder?
But instead of shaving off the chin the screen should encroach the jaw-line. More vertical pixels - it's a computer not a television... oh, what's the point...
Re: Retina on iMac!!!!!
Retina is just a marketing term that makes things easier to understand for some people.
In reality it is just a term for an above average DPI count. But then ask people on the stree what DPI is and how many people will get that right?
Numbers and abbreviations fly over most people's heads, but use a concept and use a proper word and people may understand you.
Will it be a chinless wonder?
Every iteration shaves some metal off the chin, It's going to end up looking exactly like a thicker thunderbolt display, which I suppose looks a lot like a TV, convergence? I hope not.