El Capitan code confirms new 4K and 5K iMacs are on the way

El Capitan code confirms new 4K and 5K iMacs are on the way


OS X El Capitan is coming
New iMacs will likely arrive with El Capitan.
Photo: Apple

New 5K 27-inch iMacs and a 4K 21.5-inch model are almost certainly on the the way, according to code discovered in yesterday’s sixth OS X El Capitan beta.

An in-depth look at the latest version of El Capitan reveals three new files referencing the new Mac resolutions, while an accompanying image suggests the exterior design of the machines will remain largely unchanged from current models.

A look at the code for Apple's new Macs.
A look at the code for Apple’s new Macs.
Photo: Consomac

If the code is to believed (and why wouldn’t it be?), the new 4K 21.5-inch Retina iMac will boast a native screen resolution of 4096×2304.

This news follows a report yesterday from ever-reliable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claiming that new Macs will be available this quarter, sporting faster processors and improved displays — although Kuo made no mention of the 21.5-inch Retina iMac.

Will you be buying the new, improved iMacs when they arrive? Leave your comments (or your spec wish list) in the box below.

Source: Consomac