#iMac #Laptops – iMac 2016 Rumors: October Release Date Confirmed for Apple’s Refresh of Mac Desktops and Laptops? : Apple’s iMac 2016 release date is set in October after the release of much touted iPhone 7 next week. The refresh of its Mac desktop and laptop series is long due and the company is reportedly launching updated products in 2016 itself.
The latest news was confirmed by a Bloomberg report stating the Cupertino tech giant is developing new features for iPad Pro and Mac products though iPad isn’t expected until next year.
The refreshed line of Mac products will include Macbook Pro, Macbook Air and iMac 2016. The report didn’t reveal much other than that Apple is planning to update the iMacs with new graphic chips from AMD. Though details are still unclear, speculations range from high end designs to powerful processors.
Kaby Lake Chipset
The latest rumors suggest that refreshed iMacs will feature latest 7th-gen Intel Kaby Lake processors. There seems to however production problems from Intel as the processor are still unavailable despite reports suggesting Kaby Lake update for Macbook Pro line too. Apparently Apple will ship iMacs with Sky Lake series in case of unavailability of next gen chipsets.
Moreover, Mobilenapps speculates iMac 2016 line will offer support for USB 3.1, along with Thunderbolt 3 port and DisplayPort 1.2. There is expectation of addition of new ports to provide a performance boost for the computer.
The availability of VR headsets like the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive have made gamers demand high end computers to play the virtual content. It is unlikely that in such a volatile environment Apple will stay behind.
Expectations are high that next iMac 2016 release date will bring VR to users. There are rumors that iMac might be updated with high-end AMD Polaris graphic chips. Hopefully, this will provide the power for high resolution gaming and VR games.
The new systems are likely going to shipped with the latest Sierra macOS operating system. This will usher in new features like Siri voice assistant for the Mac, support for Apple Pay transactions on the web, deeper iCloud integration for file storage, and an auto-unlock feature for users wearing Apple Watches.
5K Display Monitor
Apple is even said to be working in collaboration with LG to produce new standalone monitors with 5K display capabilities. The 5K panel is currently available in iMac too which boasts over seven times as many pixels as standard 1080p displays.
More details can be expected when the iMac 2016 release date closes upon us in October. For now Apple’s iPhone 7 is confirmed to release at event on September 7th. Source: Thebitbag