Apple introduced a whole host of new devices at their “Hey Siri” event last month. Two new iPhones, the iPad Pro, the iPad Mini 4, and the Apple TV all enjoyed grand introductions at the event. However, the devices that Apple revealed on September 9th aren’t the only ones they had in store for us. Apple is reportedly looking to release a new iMac some time next week.
A new 21.5-inch iMac will likely launch early next week, possibly as early as Tuesday. According to 9to5Mac, which cites “multiple reliable sources”, the new iMac will sport a 4k display with a 4,096 x 2,304 resolution and upgraded graphics cards. The previous 21.5-inch iMac models sport a 1,920 x 1,080 resolution, so the upgraded iMacs are expected to retail at a higher price point.
Code in OS X El Capitan beta versions released in June included support for a 21.5-inch iMac with a 4K display, so the release may not be a surprise for those who have been following closely. The new iMac will likely come bundled with the official release of OS X El Capitan. Aside from the new operating system, graphics card, and display, the iMac is expected to look almost identical to its previous iteration. There are rumors circling around, however, that a second-generation Magic Mouse and new Bluetooth wireless keyboard that have appeared in FCC filings may come bundled with the new iMac. At this point, however, those rumors remain fairly unsubstantiated.
Although the price point is currently unknown, the current iMacs start at $1,099. The 4k upgrade is expected to retail at a slightly higher price point than the current generation. Although the device will launch next week, the initial supply will reportedly be a bit slim until production ramps up in November.