Apple has over the years transformed their MacBook Pro laptops in Retina versions where they have been given higher resolution displays. A rumor in September has suggested that Apple could be looking to do the same with the iMac and if the rumors are to be believe, we could be treated to an iMac with a 5K display.
So when will these new iMacs launch? Well we know that Apple is holding an event on the 16th of October for the new iPads, but in a research note obtained by AppleInsider from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, it seems that come 16th October, we can look forward to the new Retina iMacs as well.
Kuo notes that the Retina 27-inch iMac could be announced this week alongside the new iPads. As for the 21-inch model, Kuo believes that they are being worked on and could be launched in the second half of 2015. He states that this is because Apple had started work on the larger displays earlier, and that the larger displays would also be able to draw high-end users who might have need for such a large and high-resolution display.
Kuo also mentions that there is a possibility that the new iPad Air units could face supply constraints due to production issues. There have apparently been poor yield rates for the tablet’s anti-reflective screen which has delayed manufacturing and downgraded shipments from an estimated 9 million to 7 million.
Of course all of this is speculation as Apple has yet to officially announce anything, but given that Kuo has had a pretty good track record when it comes to Apple rumors, we suppose there could be some truth to his predictions/claims, but do check back with us on the 16th of October for the details.