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Apple’s 2017 iMac Refresh Said to Include High-End Model Later This Year

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New iMac models are expected this year, if the latest report from Digitimes proves accurate. The Asian publication claims production of two new iMac models are expected to begin next month, with a launch set for “the second half of the year”, based on unnamed sources from supply chain makers in Taiwan.

Apple is also reportedly “testing a new server-grade iMac for the high-end sector” right now, in what is believed to compete with Microsoft’s Surface Studio.

These two new iMac models slated for 2017 are said to be manufactured by Quanta Computer, the same supplier that makes the company’s Apple Watch.

The new models reportedly coming later this year will retain existing 21.5-inch and 27-inch display sizes, upgrades of the existing line up, to debut in the third quarter of this year, to be ready for the holiday quarter.

Apple also has plans for a new server-grade iMac, which Digitimes says will include “Intel’s Xeon E3-1285 v6 processor, 16-64GB ECC RAM, up to 2TB NVMe SSD and a latest discrete graphics card.” This server model will not be available until the “end of 2017”, claim sources.

Earlier this month, Apple opened up to a select group of journalists to say a new Mac Pro is coming, along with iMac and Pro displays. Later, specs reportedly leaked for what these new iMacs will entail, and it falls in line with the Intel Xeon E3 1285 v6 processor as stated above by Digitimes.

Are you ready for a new iMac later this year?

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  • Joe

    I wonder with a 6-core iMac with 64GB of ECC RAM and a decent video card would cost… $6000 CDN? $7000? Oh wait, it would cost infinity because Apple still uses AMD instead of NVIDIA.

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