It has been a long time since we have seen an upgrade to the Apple iMac but reports claim that this will soon change. According to reports, the Apple iMac refresh will be coming out in the fourth quarter of 2017 and there will be an enterprise version as well.
The reports claim that the production of these two computers will start next month and that we should see them on the shelves by the end of the year. These will be competing with the Microsoft Surface Studio. Some would say that Apple is pretty late to the fight and they would be right in saying so.
The Microsoft Surface Studio has been out for some time now and the features that it brings to the table surpasses that of the Apple iMac. Some have even been as bold as to say that when it comes to the Surface brand, Microsoft is the new Apple.
People have appreciated the work and innovation that Microsoft has put into their device and they are very well thought out to say the very least. When Microsoft announced the Surface Studio people looked to Apple for something new that would blow Microsoft out of the water but they got nothing in return.
A long time since then we are getting word that there is finally a refresh coming out and considering that this is a refresh, I doubt that there will be anything innovative about the product. We could see some minor changes though.
Faster read and write speeds and data transfers along with increased graphics performance. This is speculation so you should take this with a grain of salt. Apple could turn up with something incredibly powerful, that is what we are hoping for at the end of the day.
If the Microsoft Surface Studio is the bar then it is safe to assume that the bar is pretty high up there. The Apple iMac has not been updated since October 2014 and I for one am interested in seeing what Apple has to offer with the upcoming Apple iMac. The enterprise version is expected to have the following specifications:
- Intel Xeon E3-1285 v6 processor
- 16 to 64GB of ECC DDR4 RAM
- Up to a 2TB NVMe SSD
- A modern GPU
Let us know what you think about the upcoming Apple iMac and whether or not it will be something new that Apple will be bringing to the table!