Apple will release a new line of 27-inch iMacs with UltraHD monitors, LCD market research firm WitsView claims, as cited by Digitimes. The new products are expected to hit the market at the end of this year.
Apple will release 27-inch 5K3K high-resolution iMac models by the end of the fourth quarter of 2014, WitsView said, adding that the new iMacs along with other Ultra HD monitors are expected to spur a new wave of demand for Ultra HD monitors in the market.
If we are to believe the market research company, the new iMac monitors will have almost double the resolution of the currently available Apple Thunderbolt Display.
In the light of the Retina HD displays introduced with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, this could make sense, but the rumour mill has so far given little reference to such a monitor. However, developers have found references to a 4K resolution display.
The WitsView report apparently corroborates earlier claims of a Retina iMac that Apple plans to launch this year. To back that claim, evidence was found in Mac OS X Yosemite by French blog MacBidouille, earlier in June.
Back then, the blog pointed to a reference of a yet unreleased iMac, which would support resolutions of 6400 × 3600 pixels.
What Apple has up its sleeve we are going to find out as soon as we step into the fourth quarter of this year.