Apple’s iMac line of all-in-one desktops is set to receive a pretty significant refresh this year. The machine hasn’t really received any design changes since late 2009, when the aluminum unibody enclosure was introduced. But this 2012’s first refresh is expected to bring slimmer models, and new anti-reflective glass displays.
Slimmer models have been rumored before, but this is the first time we’ve heard about anti-reflective displays. The story comes from a source for DigiTimes — so don’t get too excited — who claims a company called G-Tech will supply Apple with anti-reflective displays for its iMacs:
G-Tech is also expected to supply AR (anti-reflective) glass solutions for Apple’s all-in-one (AIO) PCs with the new products to also serve as a growth driver for G-Tech, indicated industry sources.
Anti-reflective displays have previously been something of a novelty for Apple computers, available only with built-to-order MacBook Pros. If the rumor turns out to be accurate, this would be the Cupertino company’s first desktop computer to offer this feature.
In addition to the new displays, sources for AppleInsider claims that the new iMac will be “slimmer and lighter” and “will more closely resemble the footprint of today’s most popular LED televisions.”
The new machines are expected during the second half of 2012.