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Nov 11, 2016 01:59 AM EST

Apple iMac Rumors, Specs Release Date: New iMac To Launch Same Time As Nintendo Switch? [VIDEO]

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Apple iMac fan are anxious to know as to when the Cupertino Company will reveal an updated model. Meanwhile, rival Microsoft recently unveiled its new Surface Studio.

Apple iMac Possible Release Date

Industry observers doubt that Apple would reveal a new updated iMac this year, according to PCadvisor. The rumored release date right now is on March 2017, which is also the same time that Nintendo will distribute its new gaming hybrid console - the Switch.

Possible Specs For An Upcoming Apple iMac?

The possible specs for an upcoming Apple iMac will include an Intel Kaby Lake processor. The 21.5-inch model will feature a 4K display while the 27-inch model will have a 5K resolution, 2TB Fusion Drive and at least 32GB RAM.

The iMac may use the AMD Polaris 10 GPU which can make it as a VR ready computer. Virtual Reality is the rage right now and the iMac is in danger of looking like a relic if it could not keep up with the latest technological advances. The AMD GPU is expected to make the iMac more energy efficient while there are also speculations that the upcoming iMac will be renamed to iMac Pro. More detail about the iMac's specs will be known in the coming days. Industry observers believed that Apple needs to improve the upcoming iMac in order to compete with the Microsoft Surface Studio which has very impressive features.

Possible Retail Price For the Upcoming Apple iMac

Based on the current retail price the Apple iMac 21.5-inch model may range from $1,100 to $1500 while the 27-inch may come with a $1900 price tag. The new Microsoft Surface Studio currently sells for around $3,000.

For UK, Apple iMac customers, however, would have to shell out more compared to their American or European counterpart, according to The Telegraph. Apple has been quietly raising its prices in Britain due to the pound's current depreciation.

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