iMac 2017: With the advent of the 21st century we have come across a number of advancement in the field of technology. Tech giants across the world have come up with a number of upgraded electronic gadgets but very few are there who have managed to match the achievements of Apple. Established as Apple Computer Inc. way back in the year 1976, Apple has come up with some computers from time to time. Since getting rechristened as the Apple Inc. in the year 2007, the growth of the brand has managed to reach new heights. They now rank within the top three in the list of brands across the world which engages in the bringing up new electronic gadgets such as the iMac 2017.
It can be said that the rise of the brand could be traced back to the year 1998 when they brought into light the first iMac desktop computer. The world of technology was taken by storm with the arrival of such a powerful desktop computer. And since then, Apple has managed to come up with updated versions of the iMac which has never failed to leave the world at a state of real astonishment. And the same can be expected when Apple comes up with the iMac 2017. It will be an understatement to state that the Apple iMac 2017 is going to be a powerful desktop as we can expect Apple iMac to become the most powerful desktop computer mankind has ever come across.
Apple iMac 2017 Release Date
Apple Inc is in its tenth year since its rechristening as it is now way back in 2007. And we can expect a number of announcements being made this year. Among the ones which are in the forefront and have managed to grab the limelight, we have the Apple iPhone 8. Other than that there are a number of electronic gadgets which are in the news for a probable release in the course of the year 2017. And the Apple iMac 2017 is definitely one of those.
If we look at the trend of the Cupertino-based brand we can notice that the powerful desktop PCs from Apple used to follow a particular trend while unveiling their new device in the iMac line. The first iMac came out in the month of August in the year 1998. The second followed its predecessor in the year 2002 and it was in the month of January that we came across this computer. It was once again in the month of August in 2004 that Apple came up with a new edition of the Apple iMac. The same trend was carried on when the 4th edition of the iMac came out as January was the month in the year 2006 that saw the US-based brand released the device.
Rather than launching iMac 2017 towards the end of this year around September or October, the American multinational technology company Apple has refreshed the range at their Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) event on June 5. The WWDC 2017 which takes place from June 5 to June 9 at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, California, revealed many new details about the newest version of all-in-one Macintosh desktop computer iMac.
The tech giant has made iMac 2017 available straight away for buyers, so that they can order one now from Apple Store online and in physical stores from June 7. This means buyers can get their hands on the device much sooner than they expected.
In the same event, iMac Pro was also unveiled, although its release date is much later in this year, in December 2017. Besides, the event saw announcements being made for watchOS 4, tvOS, iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra.
For the first time in 2009 that Apple broke the trend that they had and released an iMac in the month of October. Apple followed up with two new iMacs subsequently in the year 2012 and 2014. While they came up with the new iMac in the month of November in 2012, it was in October 2014 that the latest version of the device is rolled out. The 21.5-inch variant came out in the year 2015.
And as it stands now it is believed that the device will be unveiled this year. there were rumors that the device might be released in the year 2016 but that did not happen that sets 2017 as the obvious date when we can expect the next Apple iMac. Chances are minimal that the Apple iMac would come out anytime soon but the official revelation of the PC will definitely take place in course of this year. Apple has a scheduled where we can expect the Apple iPhone 7S to come out. fans of Apple iMac across the world are expecting Apple to announce the Apple iMac 2017 during that event in the month of September this year.
Apple iMac 2017 Specs and Features
It is beyond all doubt that the Apple iMac 2017 is going to be packed with loads of updated software and hardware. And the first thing that comes to your mind while discussing about a desktop computer is the processor. This is because of the fact that the efficiency of the whole device depends on the proper working of the processor. And it is more than obvious that iMac 2017 will come out with the Intel Kaby Lake processor under the hood. Experts have suggested that Apple did not announce the iMac 2017 as they were waiting for the launch of the Kaby lake processor by its manufacturer. Now that Intel has launched the latest processor in their line-up, possibilities that the upcoming iMac 2017 will come with the Intel Kaby lake processor have gained real momentum. The lately launched Intel Kaby Lake processor promises a hike of almost 25 percent in the overall performance of a desktop computer. With a few complaints coming in regarding a lag in the last edition of the Apple iMac, it is more than obvious that the upcoming version will sport the Intel Kaby Lake processor.
However, while the above estimation seems like a rather obvious guess, there are rumors that delve a little deeper. According to sources, the iMac 2017, much like the current crop of MacBooks, will come in several versions. The most high-end ones, which is being called the iMac Pro by Apple enthusiasts for now, will come with some upgraded specs to boast of, giving an edge to the already powerful desktops from Apple.
New reports state that the upcoming iMac Pro might come with an Intel’s Xeon E3-1285 processor along with an ECC RAM of up to 64GB. This ECC RAM, or error correcting code memory, is designed to protect against data loss in the memory, thereby affecting the overall efficiency of the computer. Besides these, you can also expect it to come with an NVMe SSD storage of 2TB capacity. These specifications, sources state, have been weaned from supply chain leaks, and while none of this is confirmed as of now, it is almost a given that Apple will want to take things to the next level to make up for the time lost in between new iMac launches.
Few have also come up with the suggestion that the upcoming version of the iMac will be powered by the AMD Ryzen processor following a reported patch up between the two tech giants. But chances of that happening are very low as Apple will have to come out of the trend they have set over the years and Apple will not probably take the risk of breaking that trend. So chances are minimal that the iMac 2017 will come out with AMD Ryzen processor.
The last version of the Apple iMac which came out in the year 2015 was available on the market in two variants as far as the screen dimension is concerned - lower end one with a display screen of 21.5 inches and the other with a 27 inches display screen. Both the variants are available on the market with a LED-backlit LCD display screen. The 27-inch variant has a display support for the 5K Retina display. It is expected that Apple will bring an update in the 21.5-inch variant which will enable the device to support a 5K display resolution. It is will be an overestimation if we expect an update in the display of the 27-inch variant of the Apple iMac.
Coming to the storage of the device it can be stated that the upcoming Apple iMac 2017 is going to sport a 16 GB RAM which is a major upgrade from the 8 GB RAM present in the previous edition of the device. Also it is expected that the device is going to be supported with fusion drives. The 27-inch variant of the Apple iMac 2015 features a Fusion drive but the other one doesn’t. So it is expected that this time round both the variants of the iMac 2017 would feature a Fusion drive which is basically a blend of the flash drive and the conventional storage.
Expectations are high that the Apple iMac 2017 will feature a graphics unit from the AMD Polaris series. This is stated keeping in mind the fact that there has been a contract signed between Apple and AMD regarding the supply of the latest graphics card. Polaris 11 and Polaris 10 are in contention among the ones which might feature in the upcoming iMac 2017.
Apple iMac 2017 Wishlist
- Whenever we get news and updates regarding an upcoming device, we always have our own wishlist regarding that upcoming device. And when it’s Apple, expectations are much higher. And talking about the wishlist the first thing that comes to our mind is the processor. We wish that Apple iMac 2017 comes with an Intel Cannonlake processor. Apple has previously done this. So it won’t be anything new for the US-based brand to skip the Intel Kaby Lake processor and bring in the Intel Cannonlake processor. Intel is expected to unveil the Cannonlake processor in the latter half of the year 2017, so even if there is a delay in the unveiling of the iMac 2017, the Cannonlake processor would be a real bonus for all the tech enthusiasts across the world who are planning to get hold of the upcoming desktop computer.
- With the iMacs getting a belated arrival, Apple’s line of desktops have missed out on a number of advancements that have graced the MacBooks in recent years. This is why it makes sense why Apple fans looking forward to the new iMac 2017 are dying to see some major upgrades in the upcoming machines. We think that a number of the MacBook features might make their way into the iMac 2017, especially because Apple has been focusing a lot on inter-connectivity between devices which the iMacs have missed out on, which simply need to be introduced to keep the devices on par with all the others. One of the features that we really liked in the 2016 MacBook Pro was the Touch Bar and Touch ID functions, which added a lot to user convenience and other safety-oriented factors. And with rumors doing the rounds of the upcoming iPhone 8 also being slated to get something similar, the iMac 2017 should not be too far behind in getting the feature. We sure hope the new crop of desktops come with the feature integrated.
- Another thing that comes to our mind while talking about the iMac 2017 is the compatibility with the virtual reality. The VR technology has already become one of the in-things. So each and every fan of Apple would love to see the virtual reality coming to the iMac 2017. Also, we are expecting that the 21.5-inch version to come with a Fusion drive instead of what is currently available in this edition of the Apple iMac. We would also love to see the Apple iMac 2017 becoming a touch screen device. that would be really great as it would give other brands a run for their money.
Apple iMac 2017 Price
The lowest version of the iMac 2017 which is available in the market is priced at $1106. And the highest end one is priced at $2275. We can expect a hike in the price of the Apple iMac 2017. And it is believed that the lowest end of the device is going to be available on the market with a price tag of $1400. The highest end one is going to be available with a price tag of $2700.
The world of technology will once again come to stand still once the Apple iMac 2017 comes out on the market. And that is going to happen very soon. All the tech enthusiast across the world would have to wait for that day with a bit of patience and one thing is for sure, the iMac 2017 is worth the wait. This is one of the best gaming laptop for you.