New iMac 2016 To Be Equipped With 5K Display, Kaby Lake Processor, More!; Apple October Event Showcases MacBook, iPad Lineup [VIDEO]By Addie Tee, UniversityHerald Reporter
Due to the common knowledge circulating with regards to Apple's October big event, speculations are leaning on the possible introduction of desktop variants of the tech giant's Mac platform, alongside Apple's revised MacBook Pro. However, a Best Buy listing came earlier to the said event, which details the 27-inch iMac's possible features.
The official website of Best Buy briefly showed the product and its details. Based on the listing, the 27-inch iMac 2016 is equipped with a Retina 5K display, while also indicating an Intel Core i7 processor inclusion together with the AMD Radeon R9 M395 graphics chip.
Additional detail notes that the new desktop unit may come with 32GB of memory as well as 2TB of internal storage. It may also feature the same design offered by older models.
Furthermore, the mentioned iMac product was included in the "New" section of Best Buy, suggesting that it is not the older model of iMac. The product carries an official price tag of $3199.99.
According to Techno Buffalo, although there is a possibility that this listing could turn out to be a mistake made by some Best Buy employee or even just a placeholder, the timing suggests Apple is really gearing up for a new iMac. Beyond its new processor, the computer is also expected to feature an upgraded graphics chip. Through this, the possibility that the recent Best Buy listing with the iMac 2016 being mistakenly posted cannot be disregarded.
Meanwhile, Apple is expected to put a bigger emphasis on the redesigned MacBook Pro 2016, which could feature an OLED touchscreen above the keyboard, a Touch ID sensor, and USB-C ports. An upgraded MacBook Air may also add a single USB-C port.
The rumored event on Oct. 24 is speculated to be the opportunity for Apple to unveil the new versions of the MacBook Pro and MacBook Air. While the focus of the October Apple Event will be on the MacBook laptops, Apple's latest desktop PC is also expected to be revealed on the same day.
Also, more details about the updated iMac 2016 desktop should be made available in the near future.