Yesterday was a very big day indeed for personal computing. Right before the start of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Intel takes the center stage by announcing its 2017 lineup. Unfortunately, not all of the 40 different processor models will be released right away. This led many to believe that the release of the much awaited iMac 2017 will also be affected.
During Intel?s announcement at the CES opening event, the chip maker highlights at least 40 new processors in its lineup. Included in this lineup are the processors that will power the next generation Apple iMac all-in-one computer.
It has been more than two years since Apple updated the iMac. The most prominent upgrade so far is its 5K Retina display for the 27-inch version. However, beyond that, the iMac still remains behind its competitors when it comes to new features.
The latest addition in the all-in-one desktop market lineup this year is the Microsoft Surface Studio. It sports a 28-inch multi-touch PixelSense display encased in a sleek housing that makes it almost invisible. To date, the iMac still retains its standard, off-the-shelf, Retina display. Devoid of any touch features.
For many years, fans have been pleading for Apple to include touch features on its Mac hardware. Unfortunately, the closest that they got is the tiny sliver of touch-enable OLED display on the MacBook Pro 2016. Even now, the Cupertino company has been so reluctant in featuring the touch feature on its line of Mac computers.
With the upcoming new releases of Intel processors, Apple will again be forced to release an update of the iMac. However, anyone expecting to buy a new Apple desktop would have to wait a little further, possibly until the second half of 2017.
This is due to the fact that even though Intel has formally announced the Kaby Lake processors, availability is still far into the future. According to Mac Rumors, with around 40 new processors, only a handful is currently available in the market. It would still take a few more months before Intel could finally make the desktop grade processors for the iMac 2017 available to Apple. That being said, it looks like the first few months of 2017 would a bit dull for Apple fans.
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