A Design Tool Made for SwiftUI

iMacs to Receive Refresh in Coming Weeks?

AppleInsider reports that Apple is advising its direct and indirect sales channels of iMac shortages, specifically the 21.5-inch, 3.06 GHz model, implying that there will be a refresh  in the coming weeks.

Apple has been plotting the upcoming iMac refresh since last year. At the time, the company was brainstorming a lineup that would include more than one quad-core configuration, according to people familiar with the plans.

Potential configurations included a dual-core Core i5 model, as well as quad-core Core i5 and Core i7 configurations. Also of interest, according to those same people, were indications that new iMacs would be the first Macs to employ Intel’s Core i3 processor at the low-end, which would have the new family of desktops utilize all three flavors of Intel’s mobile Core line of processors.

Unconfirmed is the possibility of a faster FireWire interface and USB 3.0 implementation, which is said to be ten times faster than USB 2.0. Also rumored is that Apple is in advanced discussions to adopt microprocessors from AMD, while Apple a 12-core Mac Pro and 27” Apple Cinema Display remain unseen.

[via AppleInsider]

Unlock MacStories Extras

Club MacStories offers exclusive access to extra MacStories content, delivered every week; it’s also a way to support us directly.

Club MacStories will help you discover the best apps for your devices and get the most out of your iPhone, iPad, and Mac. It’ll also give you access to advanced iOS shortcuts, tips and tricks, and lots more.

Starting at $5/month, with an annual option available.

Join the Club.

A Club MacStories membership includes:

  • MacStories Weekly newsletter, delivered every week on Friday with app collections, tips, iOS workflows, and more;
  • MacStories Unplugged podcast, published monthly with discussions on what we’re working on and more;
  • Monthly Log newsletter, delivered once every month with behind-the-scenes stories, app notes, personal journals, and more;
  • Access to occasional giveaways, discounts, and free downloads.