The rumor mills are spinning about what many expect to be a new MacBook Pro appearing this week. Now comes hints (although couched in qualifiers) that the iMac may also get a face-lift, concentrating on its screen. The all-in-one desktop unit was last updated in July 2010, when Apple unveiled the addition of Intel’s i3, i5, and i7 family of processors, along with ATI Radeon graphics for a starting price of $1,199.
Tuesday, Taiwan-based industry publication Digitimes cited “supply chain sources” that the Cupertino, Calif. company “may also launch its new iMac along with its MacBook, and the company may also make some changes over the screen size allowing panel cutting to reach its optimization.” In December, the publication reported a new iMac could be released in the first half of 2011.
Fueling talk of an updated MacBook Pro, Digitimes suggested Thursday Apple would unveil a new version of the laptop. The speculation was bolstered by reports of inventory shortages of the product. The MacBook Pro was last updated in April 2010, when it received Intel’s new family of processors.