Get Ready! New iMacs Are Imminent [Report]

Get Ready! New iMacs Are Imminent [Report]

Wave goodbye to this.

A new report suggests that Apple is gearing up to launch its latest lineup of iMacs very soon. It’s unclear whether they’ll get that much-anticipated Retina display, but if that’s not going to be a decider for you, it looks like you’ll have a new all-in-one in the coming weeks.

Fox’s Clayton Morris reports:

Get ready, because the iMacs are coming.

I’ve been hoping for an iMac update and it looks like my wish is about to come true! Multiple sources tell me that a new lineup of desktop machines from Apple is imminent.

Morris says that his sources haven’t mentioned a Retina display, but he does point to recent reports that have claimed the desktop will boast a “very, very high resolution.”

Morris is confident the machines will get Intel’s latest Ivy Bridge processors, an improved graphics chip, USB 3.0, and expanded SSD capacities — all of which have made their way into most of Apple’s MacBook lineup this year. The biggest change, however, will be its slimmer form factor, which will see the removal of its optical drive.

It’s “possible” that the new iMacs will come during Apple’s iPad mini announcement in October, but Morris isn’t too confident of that. All he knows is, they’re coming soon.

The iMac line-up hasn’t been updated since <a href=”http://www.cultofmac.com/apple-store-check/”>May 3rd, 2011</a>. According to the average time between updates, new iMacs are way overdue by about 279 days.

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  • lowtolerance

    When you start reposting Fox News articles, I stop visiting this site.

  • Tallest_Skil

    When you start reposting Fox News articles, I stop visiting this site.

    Let’s keep politics out of our Apple stuff, shall we?

  • joewaylo

    It’s funny that we are in a post-PC world and yet we are still releasing PCs.

  • CharilaosMulder

    It’s funny that we are in a post-PC world and yet we are still releasing PCs.

    Jobs said that in this post PC era PC’s will still be around. They’re like trucks and fulfill a certain purpose, although post pc devices will serve the majority of people using devices.

  • Tallest_Skil

    It’s funny that we are in a post-PC world and yet we are still releasing PCs.

    No radios have been built since the television was invented.

  • easydone101

    If you’re going to remove the optical drive from my laptop, I am ABSOLUTELY okay with that. Although, with my desktop, it just sometimes need to be there when I MIGHT need it. I mean….dvds/CDs are STILL in production so you can’t completely remove them from legacy devices.

  • Matthew Gonzales Landry
    When you start reposting Fox News articles, I stop visiting this site.

    Let’s keep politics out of our Apple stuff, shall we?

    Politics? Fox News has way more issues than their political prowess. They also
    Ack the sensible ability to fact-check themselves.

  • John Howell

    OK, so now you take an all in one, and then you have to add a small tower with the thinderbolt connection to add abck in a CD/DVD ROM, large capacity data drive or backup drive, and enough USB ports for TV tuner, USB headset etc, umm, why is this an all-in-one desktop again?
    Oh, and thanks to lack of good legal streaming sources here in NZ, ripping DVDs I buy is still the main way I have of getting legal content into my plex server. Removing the optical drive seems stupid when you really arent that pressed for space.
    However my current setup, is a 40″ Sony LED TV, my Mac Mini mounted to the back of it, and the external superdrive just sitting down on the desk. The number of people who see it and think just the superdrive is the “Mac” Brilliant!

  • coolman1081

    When you start reposting Fox News articles, I stop visiting this site.

    It’s from Fox Business, not Fox News. Though I do agree that if this was an article relating to politics, Fox wouldn’t be the best source…

  • wytchkraft_corp

    so, if Apple is taking out the optical drive but i want to burn a copy of my movies in a DVD (I know there’s the cloud now but what I still want to burn DVDs) will the Apple Drive be compatible with the new iMacs? I hope so…

  • Tallest_Skil

    so, if Apple is taking out the optical drive but i want to burn a copy of my movies in a DVD

    They don’t care about that because it’s illegal. You’re acting as though USB ODDs don’t exist…

  • Jairo

    A thinner desktop computer isn’t worth not having a optical drive

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Killian BellKillian Bell is a staff writer based in the U.K. He has an interest in all things tech and also covers Android over at CultofAndroid.com. You can follow him on Twitter via @killianbell.

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