Redesigned iMac, Mac Pro Coming Next Year According To One Apple Exec [Report]

Redesigned iMac, Mac Pro Coming Next Year According To One Apple Exec [Report]

There's a good chance your next iMac won't look like this one.

There were suggestions that Apple would refresh its iMac at WWDC yesterday — alongside the updates it issued to the MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and Mac Pro. However, the Cupertino company’s popular all-in-one didn’t get a mention during the two-hour keynote. That could be because it is hard at work on redesigning the iMac and the Mac Pro.

According to one Apple executive, both machines will receive big updates next year.

David Pogue of The New York Times published a new report entitled “An Explanation of the News From Apple” hours after the company’s keynote ended yesterday, in which he noted that there was no update to the iMac, and that the Mac Pro update wasn’t quite the refresh many were expecting.

However, Pogue insists that an Apple executive has “assured” him new designs are on the way:

Many Apple observers also wonder if Apple thinks that desktop computers are dead, since not a word was said about the iMac and Mac Pro. An executive did assure me, however, that new models and new designs are under way, probably for release in 2013.

You’re stick with your current iMac for a little while, then, but with reports of a new redesign, the wait could be well worth it.

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  • Cowicide

    I hate to tell some of you chicken littles that I told you so, but I don’t really hate to tell you, actually.

    But, I have to admit I’m nervous about the 17 inch retina MacBook Pro since the WWDC keynote.  I just hope this is about non-availability of 17 inch retina displays right now and Apple is pushing out these 15 inch booby-prize compromises in hopes that we’ll buy those in the meantime.
    Otherwise, I will be watching and waiting for other hardware manufactures to make a 17 inch laptop with retina-like resolution and I’ll switch to that with a hackintosh install or maybe ditch Apple altogethers and go to Linux.
    Geez, no 17 inch retina MacBook Pro?  No wonder the stock dived…
  • drblank

    What is pathetic is that people think that just because they didn’t announce something that everything is going Hell and a Handbasket. The Truth is this. There are a lot of aspects of each model computer that Apple makes. In order for them to be profitable, they can’t just spit out a new model every time he aspect of the computer changes. if they did that they would have a new product every 2 months. Just because Intel announces a new processor doesn’t mean that Apple is automatically going to upgrade a system immediately. if they can or need to, they will, but there are advancements in panels, video cards/chipsets, SSD, memory, wireless technology, audio chipsets and then there is the case design and motherboard design. to get ALL of the aspects of a new product done at the same time requires waiting for the right is of technologies to be available for them to put something out. They also custom design things like fans, cases, etc. that also require those items to be ready to ship as well.

  • Solowalker

    If an executive from Apple said this, they could be talking about fiscal 2013 which starts in calendar Q4. They could have a September/October event dedicated to new hardware, possibly alongside new iPhone and iPods. They most definitely have released new model computers that late before. 

  • izeezation

    I hate to tell some of you chicken littles that I told you so, but I don’t really hate to tell you, actually.

    But, I have to admit I’m nervous about the 17 inch retina MacBook Pro since the WWDC keynote.  I just hope this is about non-availability of 17 inch retina displays right now and Apple is pushing out these 15 inch booby-prize compromises in hopes that we’ll buy those in the meantime.
    Otherwise, I will be watching and waiting for other hardware manufactures to make a 17 inch laptop with retina-like resolution and I’ll switch to that with a hackintosh install or maybe ditch Apple altogethers and go to Linux.
    Geez, no 17 inch retina MacBook Pro?  No wonder the stock dived…

    Don’t think 17” MBP is coming back anytime soon  - retina display or no retina.

  • mikequinn78

    They did refresh the Mac Pro’s, just didn’t announce it. Check it out in the Apple Store.

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