Apple iMac 2018: Release Date, Price And Everything You Need To Know
Next week, Apple will be hosting an event. During the event, one of the devices that’s expected to be featured is the iMac 2018.
The Release Date
The last time Apple updated the iMac was on June 2017 during WWDC so tech enthusiasts were expecting that the same thing will happen for this year’s WWDC. Sadly, that didn’t seem to be the case.
This time around, we’re expecting the iMac to be announced at the upcoming Apple event – “There’s more in the making” – which is scheduled on October 30 – 10:00 am EDT at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Howard Gilman Opera House.
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— Joanna Stern (@JoannaStern) October 18, 2018
The Price Tag
We don’t exactly know how much will the iMac 2018 cost. However, it seems unlikely that we will see a decline with the price. Either Apple will stick with a similar price or a bit higher. These are the prices of the currently available models:
- Entry-level 21.5in iMac – £1,049 ($1,345)
- Mid-level 21.5in iMac – £1,249 ($1,601)
- Top-level 21.5in iMac – £1,449 ($1,857)
- Entry-level 27in iMac – £1,749 ($2,242)
- Mid-level 27in iMac – £1,949 ($2,499)
- Top-level 27in iMac – £2,249 ($2,883)
Back in the summer of 2017, there was a rumor that the Cupertino-based tech company is planning an iMac redesign in 2018. Assuming this rumor is true, it would be great considering that the said device has been sporting the same design since 2012.
According to well-known analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, a new iMac with significant display-performance upgrades will come this year. Although Kuo didn’t specify, reports are suggesting that it could be True Tone, a technology that adjusts the colors on the display so that they are better suited to the environment, which first appeared in the iPad Pro and then also on the 2018 MacBook Pro.
Another prediction made by Kuo is about the processors. According to a report last July, Kuo predicts that the iMac 2018 could be packed with Intel’s latest eight-gen Core processors.
Back in July, the US Patent and Trademark Office published a patent titled “Transitioning between modes of input” which was originally filed way back in 2008. Whether the upcoming iMac will have this feature or not, it’s hard to say because when it comes with patents, usually it takes years while some may not even get to see the light of day.
The iMac 2018 is reportedly going to feature Touch Bar and Face ID. Another rumored feature gaze detection technology which will be built into the device’s screen.
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