• Apple Suppliers in Taiwan Claim Production of New 21-inch iMacs Have Begun



    According to a recent rumor from the Far East, Apple suppliers in Taiwan started producing next-generation 21.5-inch iMacs with 4K Retina displays earlier this month ahead of a supposed release date this upcoming November. DigiTimes is reporting that Apple is ramping up manufacturing of the high-res all-in-one Mac as it shoots for a launch date sometime this fourth quarter. The publication should be taken with a grain of salt usually but with that being said, the rumor does line up with recent reports that are echoing whispers of a near future launch.

    The sources go as far as saying that Apples forthcoming 21.5-inch iMac will boast a 4,096 x 2,304 pixel screen, which is typically referred to as a 4K resolution. These numbers translate into a pixel density of roughly 218 pixels per inch, identical to that of Apples 27-inch iMac with 5K Retina display that launched last October. Initial shipments are estimated to fall between 1.4 million and 1.5 million units.

    Aside from a ultra-high-resolution display, the upcoming iMac update is being considered to be a mid-cycle refresh as the external design remains largely unchanged from current models. The machine will likely benefit from part upgrades as far as the CPU and GPU go as well.

    The last time Apple refreshed its 21.5-inch iMac offering was June of last year with the introduction of a low-end 1.4 GHz model priced at $1,099. The company still has to announce plans for a 4K version of its smaller iteration but it should be noted that recently discovered code from the OS X 10.11 El Capitan beta revealed that there is an unknown iMac model with a 4,096 x 2,304 pixel display that was mentioned.

    We’ll have to wait for either an announcement or more concrete information.

    Source: DigiTimes
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Suppliers in Taiwan Claim Production of New 21-inch iMacs Have Begun started by Akshay Masand View original post
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    1. ellersbee's Avatar
      ellersbee -
      I can't even begin to imagine the detail us Photoshoppers will see using this monitor. Good God!!
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