It seems like forever since Apple last updated its iMac line and anticipation is building up ahead of the company's March event when we might see the iMac 2017.
The latest iMac model arrived back in October 2015 so a refresh is long overdue, but Apple is keeping mum regarding its plans. The company skipped an iMac update in 2016, but fans now expect a 2017 iMac to make its debut this month.
No solid evidence is currently available to support such expectations, and earlier reports indicated that the highlights of Apple's March 2017 event will be a new iPad Pro 2, a red iPhone 7, and a 128 GB iPhone SE.
Apple could have more announcements in the cards, however, and a new iMac unveiling definitely sounds plausible especially considering how long it's been since the last one came out.
Leaks and rumors are pretty thin when it comes to the upcoming iMac, but some tidbits of information did indicate that some significant upgrades could be in tow. At the same time, while it's unconfirmed just when exactly the new iMac will arrive and what it will bring to the table, one thing's for sure: a new iMac is coming.
Apple Is Still Committed To The iMac
Last year, after Apple held its October event and made no mention of any Macs, fans started to express their frustration and concern regarding the lack of a new upgrade. Some even speculated that Apple was no longer committed to desktops, but the company's CEO assured fans that this was not the case.
"Some folks in the media have raised the question about whether we're committed to desktops," Apple CEO Tim Cook stated late last year. "If there's any doubt about that with our teams, let me be very clear: we have great desktops in our road map. Nobody should worry about that."
Apple iMac 2017: What To Expect
With the future of Apple desktops safe and sound, it's time to anticipate what the iMac 2017 may have to offer. The most popular expectations include a 5K Retina display for the 27-inch iMac model, an OLED Touch Bar borrowed from the new MacBook Pro, an Intel Kaby Lake i7-7700K processor, a more powerful graphics processing unit in the form of an AMD Polaris 10 or Polaris 11, support for virtual reality experiences, full flash storage, USB Type-C Thunderbolt 3 ports, Touch ID, and a lighter and slimmer design compared to previous models.
Apple has launched devices in March in previous years and this year may be no different. It remains to be seen whether the 2017 iMac lives up to expectations, but we could find out soon enough.
As always, however, take all rumors and speculation with a grain of salt until official information becomes available. If Apple does indeed plan to announce a new iMac later this month, we'll learn all about it soon enough.
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