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4K 21.5-inch iMac Production Now Underway, All Set For October Launch

Uzair Ghani
Posted Sep 10, 2015
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Apple’s ‘Hey Siri’ event was all about mobile and the company didn’t even talk about the Mac at any turn in the keynote, not even OS X El Capitan. And given the scale of Apple’s event, it’s highly likely now that Apple won’t be holding its usual October annual keynote, which is usually all about the iPad and announcing new Mac hardware. But that isn’t stopping Apple from launching a 4K 21.5-inch iMac in October.

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According to the hit or miss source Digitimes, Apple’s new 4K desktop computer went into production just a couple of days ago and features a screen resolution of 4096 by 2304, something which has been confirmed in the past as well in a couple of reports.

The murmuring in the blogosphere suggest that Apple won’t be holding any event in October, and if that notion turns out to be true then it’s highly likely that the new 4K 21.5-inch iMac will see a soft launch, just like the iPod touch 6, which appeared in retail and online outlets overnight.

Apple’s 21.5-inch iMac has remained unchanged since September of 2013, where the company only added a low-key version to the lineup in June of 2014. Going forward, the company introduced a new Retina 5K iMac, and was even expanded later on with a much more cheaper model, to cater to those who want a sharper display without spending too much.

Apple releasing a 4K 21.5-inch iMac makes sense as well, because at this point in time, Apple needs a smaller desktop with a Retina display in the market if they want to rake in potential customers. After all, not everyone is sold to the idea of having a larger screen on a desktop class device.

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It will be interesting to see which price point Apple want to hit with the new 4K 21.5-inch iMac, but given the premium display, we’re certain that the company’s new desktop will command a high price point. We’re also certain that Apple will keep on selling its non-Retina iMac lineup alongside its new Retina one to cater to a market that needs a powerful desktop computer that doesn’t rip through one’s pocket.

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At the point, it’s pretty much a given fact that the 4K 21.5-inch is indeed coming, as we are starting to hear more and more about the device. We’ll keep our readers in the loop regarding follow-up news so stay tuned for that. Meanwhile, do let us know in the comments section below what our readers think about today’s report.

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