Apple 2018 iMac: Latest Rumor, Release Date, Price and Expectations

Cameron
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Expected to come this year on Apple’s 2018 devices is the iMac 2018. So what can we expect from the device?

The Latest Rumor

According to well-known analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities, he predicts that the 2018 iMac will have significant display performance. In addition to that, it will also get a processor refresh.

When Will It Be Released?

Sadly, there haven’t been any leaks or official announcements regarding the release date of the iMac 2018. As of now, we can only speculate.

Given that the current version was revealed in June during the 2017 WWDC (Worldwide Developer’s Conference), many were expecting to make an appearance in this year’s 2018 WWDC. However, just as we all know, Apple’s focus on that event was software which many were more or less disappointed – especially the fans that were looking forward to the device.

So now, all fingers are now pointing to September where it will come along with the upcoming iPhone models. But hey, given that this is only a speculation, be sure to take it with a pinch of salt.

How Much Will It Cost?

Just like the release date, the price can only be left with speculations. Given that the base price of last year’s model was $1,099 (£1,049, AU$1,599), we can only expect that Apple will be sticking to this price range.

Fan Expectation #1 – The Design

Although the current version’s design is great, it has been featuring almost the same look for the last 10 years with only a few tweaks. Fans are hoping that for this year’s model, it will have some major redesigns like slimming its body even further and have more available colors to choose from.

Fan Expectation #2 – Touch Bar & Face ID

Certain MacBooks feature the Touch Bar, while the iPhone X features Face ID. Fans are hoping that the upcoming iMac 2018 will have this feature.

Fan Expectation #3 – Powerful Specs

Yeah, this is a no-brainer as every successor to a device is expected to feature more powerful specs compared to its predecessor. However, fans are hoping that at least with the entry-level version, it will be running one of Intel’s last quad-core processors. As for the graphics, it could stick with AMD’s Vega graphics cards – possibly one of the latest.

So what do you think are the chances of Apple releasing a new iMac this year? Also, do you agree with the fan expectations? Do tell us in the comment section below.

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