Apple iMac 2017 News: Tim Cook Confirms 5K iMac; All-In-One Desktop To Boast Intel Kaby Lake Processor Expected In March [VIDEO]
Apple iMac fans have been keeping an eye for the forthcoming iMac 2017 release ever since Tim Cook confirmed that a 5K iMac is coming. The much-awaited all-in-one desktop is anticipated to arrive March this year boasting Intel's newest chipset; Kaby Lake.
According to Macworld, Apple's CEO Tim Cook stated a fascinating answer in a rare question and answer session on Apple's internal employee network as he explicitly mentioned a 5K iMac. As a matter of fact, he even said that:
"The current generation iMac is the best desktop we have ever made and its beautiful Retina 5K display is the best desktop display in the world. Some folks in the media have raised the question about whether we're committed to desktops. If there's any doubt about that with our teams, let me be very clear: we have great desktops in our roadmap. Nobody should worry about that."
Furthermore, PC Advisor that Apple iMac 2017 might have a launch date of March 2017. It was also noted that a Q1 2017 release date appears to be more likely possible as it follows Intel's Kaby Lake processor announcements during the recently conclude Consumers Electronics Show (CES) 2017. With this, patrons of the company are expecting S-Series desktop chips like Core i5-7500 / Core i5-7600 / Core i7-7700K in the 27-inch iMac. Nevertheless, there is still no clear upgrade path for the 21.5-inch iMac so it still remained to be unfolded.
It was also predicted that the 27-inch iMac will be equipped with 32GB of RAM and a 2TB Fusion Drive which will cost $3,199.99. This seems to be a little bit higher than the present 27-inch iMac with 32GB RAM and a 2TB Fusion Drive. As a reference, over in UK the current 21.5-inch iMac starts at £899 or £1,199 with a 4K display. Meanwhile, the 27-inch 5K model starts at £1,449, both direct from Apple.
With Tim Cook already stated that the company has great desktops in their line-up, it really seems that the Cupertino-based tech giant will deliver enhanced iMac 2017. Moreover, it is recommended to keep an eye for further announcement to be made by Apple.