Apple iMac 2019 Rumors: Release Date, Price, Specs And Features
It’s really sad that Apple didn’t update the iMac this year. But for 2019, we’re hoping it will be updated. With that being said, here are the things that you need to know about the 2019 iMac.
When Can We Expect It?
Back in June 2017 during WWDC (Worldwide Developers Conference), Apple updated the iMac lineup. With this, we’re hoping that Apple will do the same this coming 2019 WWDC.
How Much Will It Cost?
Although we’re not expecting Apple to drop the price tags for the iMac 2019. We’re expecting it to be at least similar or probably just a little bit higher with the current iMac prices:
- Entry-level 21.5-inch iMac – £1,049 ($1,330)
- Mid-level 21.5-inch iMac – £1,249 ($1,583)
- Top-level 21.5-inch iMac – £1,449 ($1,837)
- Entry-level 27-inch iMac – £1,749 ($2,217)
- Mid-level 27-inch iMac – £1,949 ($2,471)
- Top-level 27-inch iMac – £2,249 ($2,851)
A Major Redesign?
There’s been a rumor that Apple plans to redesign the iMac in 2018. Given that this hasn’t happened yet so far, we’re starting to doubt if this rumor is even true. But hey, if the 2019 iMac will have a redesign, it would be nice, considering that the iMac has been sporting almost the same design since 2012.
Back in July, 9to5mac notes well-known Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo’s research note for investors which includes new details about what to expect with Apple’s fall hardware lineup. According to Kuo, an iMac with “significant display-performance upgrades” is one of them.
There was also an “unbelievable rumor” about the iMac back in April. Apparently, Apple will release an “iMac 8K” with a super-high resolution display later this year.
Processor And Graphics
Processor-wise, reports suggest that the 2019 iMac could feature 6 or 8 cores from Intel. If not, Apple could pack it with their own processors.
As for the graphics cards, MacWorld suggests that it could be one based around the AMD Vega. Most likely it will be the Vega 28 or 32.
There’s a rumor that the 2019 iMac could feature a Touch Bar and Face ID. In addition to that, there’s also an expectation that the 802.11ax could appear next year or so, and that the new Macs could start to offer compatibility with this new standard.
Furthermore, there were also patents linked to the iMac. One patent depicts an iMac with a touch-sensitive display – although Patently Apple reports that it will never, ever come to the market. Another patent features a gaze detection technology.
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