Apple Executives Have Said That You Can Expect New iMac Models Later This Year
After giving Mac Pro users and workstation enthusiasts a chance to rejoin on account of a refresh incoming in 2018, Apple has also said that the desktop machines are going to be giving a highly awaited refresh. The company’s executives have stated that the newer models are going to be arriving later this year, so let us brainstorm on what sort of hardware the new products could feature.
Newer iMac Models Could Come With Intel’s Kaby Lake Processors – Higher End Model Could Retain the 5K Resolution and Feature Thunderbolt 3 Ports
After getting interviewed by several reporters, Apple’s marketing chief Phil Schiller and software engineering head Craig Federighi have confirmed via Tech Crunch that the public is going to see newer iMac models later this year. The company’s executives did not point out the features list we could see from these desktop versions but after looking at the removal of ports from the 2016 MacBook Pro family, there are certain decisions that Apple could be taking as far as its desktop lineup is the main subject.
For starters, we could be seeing Type-C USB ports on the next-generation of iMac models. Since Apple’s Magic Keyboard and Magic Keyboard rely on Bluetooth connectivity to interact with macOS via the iMac, we could see Thunderbolt 3 technology through this Type-C USB connections. As most of you are aware, the versatile nature of Thunderbolt 3 is extensive; these ports can easily be used to attach another 5K display, such as the LG UltraFine 5K monitor to further extend your workspace.
In addition, you can ‘daisy chain’ displays and peripherals across machines, with the only thing holding the customer back is purchasing additional adapters and dongles to communicate with Thunderbolt 3 ports. We also believe that the new iMac models will feature Intel’s Kaby Lake processors. The time for Skylake chips has passed, and it is only logical that Intel’s 7th generation processors are found inside these machines.
According to a previous report, Apple wanted to use Intel’s latest and greatest technology inside its MacBook Pro models, but Intel had not prepared those chips for use with those notebooks. Hopefully, the chip manufacturer will be on-point when mass producing its Kaby Lake processors, so we could be looking at even more powerful desktops during an announcement that will take place later this year.
Are you excited to see newer iMac models boasting ‘top of the line’ hardware? Let us know right away.