Earlier this week, Apple confirmed it will release a new iMac tailored to the pro crowd later this year. Now, a rumor from Pike’s Universum has revealed details about what to expect.
The report claims Apple is planning to release the revamped iMac in late October, along with a brand new keyboard. Previously, we heard Apple was working on a standalone keyboard with a Touch Bar and Touch ID, though the device’s existence was contingent on whether or not people liked these features in the latest MacBook Pro.
As for the iMac, the report says the computer will have a pro-grade Intel Xeon E3-1285 v6 processor (which hasn’t been released yet), 16GB to 64GB of ECC RAM, faster NVMe SSDs, AMD graphics, and Thunderbolt 3.
The device’s inclusion of AMD graphics will allow the iMac to support virtual reality and professional apps, according to the report. The report goes on to say the next version of macOS won’t feature a “mountain/park name anymore,” but will still be named after a California landmark. One potential option could be Monterey.
Apple is also said to be working on a new Mac mini, which apparently won’t be “so mini anymore.” The Cupertino company’s executives didn’t mention anything about a new Mac mini though Apple’s Phil Schiller did say it’s an important product.
Additionally, the report goes on to say Apple’s pro monitor will feature an 8K display, which may be released alongside the company’s “completely rethought” Mac Pro. Dell currently offers a 32-inch 8K display for a whopping $5,000.
As MacRumors points out, Pike’s Universum isn’t known for divulging Apple secrets via inside sources, though it does have a track record of spotting references to Apple products hidden in Apple’s software. Even Pike’s Universum warns this news “should be handled with care/skepticism.”
If the report is accurate, however, expect something to come out this fall.