Updated iMacs Coming In June?


Digitimes is famous for rumors and people would not believe its rumors if they are about same product every time. That is why, this time, they are back with a rumor on iMac.

Quoting Taiwan’s Economic Daily News, Digitimes are claiming that Apple has plans to introduce updated iMac models in June 2012, a bit later than some had initially hoped given Intel’s Ivy Bridge launch schedule that would see quad-core desktop processors launch at the end of this month.

PC ODM Quanta Computer and chassis supplier Foxconn Technology are expected to benefit from the launch of Apple’s latest iMac desktops, which are set to launch in June with Intel’s latest Ivy Bridge processors, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report citing sources from the upstream supply chain.

The report repeats a rumor, indicating that Apple will be using anti-reflective glass for the new iMac. The report speculates that the updated MacBook Pro models are due “at the end of the second quarter”.

Unfortunately, Economic Daily News does not have a terribly good track record when it comes to Apple rumors. In past, its reports about an iPhone nano in 2009, a 7-inch iPad in 2010, and a Retina-display iPad by the end of 2011 did not turn out to be true. But perhaps coming in support of the newspaper’s claim of a June launch for updated iMac models, How to Arena, claimed earlier this week that a similar June-July timeframe for updated iMac models.

As for Economic Daily News’ claim that Apple will be releasing MacBook Pro updates at the end of the quarter, which would mean late June, ate the moment, Apple’s situation appears to be complicated by chip availability from Intel. While quad-core chips appropriate for the 15-inch and 17-inch MacBook Pro are said to be launching on 29 April 2012, dual-core chips are being viewed as successors to those used in the current 13-inch model do not appear to be launching until early June.

Recent reports have indicated that production on new 15-inch models has begun ramping up but that 13-inch MacBook Pro updates would not begin ramping until June. It is unclear whether Apple would introduce the new 15-inch models before the 13-inch models are ready.

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