Considering that Apple has given its MacBook Pros a Retina update, we suppose it is fair to think that the same could be applied to Apple’s iMac lineup as well, doesn’t it? We have heard speculation about such devices in the past, although nothing concrete has surfaced, at least until now.
According to French website Macbidouille, they have discovered within the OS X 10.10 Yosemite there is a file that defines display scaling resolution options for a machine that has since been identified as an iMac. Based on their findings, it seems that the file includes scaling resolution options that will max out at 6400×3600.
However it has been speculated that it will most likely end up being lowered to around 5120×2880 which would be double that of the 27-inch iMac. Alternatively it could also be scaled to 3200×1800 for a Retina iMac. It’s interesting that Apple has included scaling options because it was just the other day that Apple had scaling options in Xcode 6 for iPhones and iPads, hinting that larger iPhones and iPads could be in the works.
Like we said earlier, there have been talks about Apple possibly giving the iMac a Retina treatment, but apparently cramming that many pixels into a display as large as a 27-inch iMac has been a challenge. No word on when Apple will debut these alleged Retina iMacs, but given that there was no iMac-related announcements at WWDC 2014, perhaps there’s a chance we’ll still hear about it later this year.