Amidst all the rumors of what Apple has in store for consumers this year, the OS X Yosemite has hinted towards a new concept – a fresh iMac Retina, with Retina technology believed to be launching this year.
The alleged iMac 2014 will reportedly be using Apple’s newest software edition, also adding proof to the fact that a new iMac with Retina display may be underway.
Although there was enough speculation about its launch at the WWDC 2014 alongside the OS X 10.10 Yosemite and iOS8, Apple stuck to its usual style of withdrawing some features out of the Keynote at the last moment – it did not announce any new hardware.
The iMac, Apple’s consumer desktop, is a subject of great excitement for Apple fans, since there was no Mac Mini announced this year, leaving less purchase options.
The cylindrical second generation Mac Pro has a high price tag and not a popular pick for homes or less demanding business users.
The iMac is currently available 21.5-inch and 27-inch models with good display but people still hope that the technology of Retina will be adapted from the MacBook Pro lineup to the iMac 2014.
The developer preview of the Yosemite includes a file that refers to a display scaling resolution option for the iMac. Apparently, the file includes a collection of scaling resolution options for the new iMac. They max out at 6400 x 3600 pixels, or 3200 x 1800, which is a Retina display.
One reason why the new iMac with the iRetina may not launch until much later this year is that Intel has announced further delays for its new Broadwell processor, which is the successor to the current chips in Apple’s Macs. The cost involved in producing a 27-inch iMac with Retina display would also prove prohibitive.
When the new iMac Retina finally comes out, Apple might consider a price drop for its current generation iMacs this year.