Apple’s iMac range which is mostly targeted towards home use looks all set to receive a feature that will sort of push it into the big league. It is being reported that a version of the desktop computer bearing a 4K display in under development currently, and is slated to be unveiled by the end of October.
The model that will be getting a 4K monitor will be the 21.5-inch variant that’s currently being offered with a 1920 x 1080 pixel display. As we know the 27-inch variant of the Apple iMac exists with a 2560 x 1440 pixel panel, and features a special edition 5K monitor-equipped version as well.
The 21.5-inch iMac will get similar treatment, according to a report by 9to5Mac. That means the current 1920 x 1080 pixel version will still be available, but a special edition bearing a 4K display will be released, with a higher price tag of course.
This is not the first time that we’re hearing about a 4K display-equipped Apple iMac. A French website had recently unearthed proof about the existence of such a computer through code discovered in OS X El Capitan.
The site has also learned about the possibility of Intel Broadwell chips entering the hardware of this upcoming product. Apart from that, integrated Intel Iris Pro Graphics 6200 and AMD’s Radeon M380 – M395X discrete graphics are also apparently included in the package. The software will of course be OS X El Capitan.
The end of October is when this new Apple iMac will supposedly be unveiled; so there’s still a lot of time to kill. For now, there’s the company’s September 9 event to look forward to, as it will be seeing the launch of new iPhone hardware.