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Retina iMac With 27-inch 5K Display Said to Launch By Year End

by Todd Haselton | September 12, 2014September 12, 2014 9:00 am PST


Apple just announced its new iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch, but the company very likely has at least one other event planned before end of the year. We’re still expecting new iPads, for example, and the company probably wants to show off its brand new OS X Yosemite operating system on some new machines. A new rumor today points to one such computer Apple may have coming down the pipeline.

According to TrendForce subsidiary WitsView, a firm based in Taiwan, Apple is gearing up to launch a brand new iMac with a 27-inch display and a 5k3K* resolution by the end of this year. “That product is expected to spur a new wave of demand for ultra high-resolution monitors,” WitsView said in its report, which also calls for a new display from Samsung. The report doesn’t offer much else on Apple’s plans, but 9to5Mac reminds us of code found in Yosemite that offers support for higher-res displays all the way up to 6400 x 3400-pixel resolutions.

That’s not the only machine we’re expecting to see from Apple. Recent rumors have also pointed to a new 12-inch MacBook Air with a Retina display and a thinner body.

*Note: The “5K3K” resolution referenced appears to be one with a 5000 x 3000 or more resolution and is the term used by WitsView to identify a 5K display.

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Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...