The iMac, Apples desktop all-in-one PC is expected to feature some upgrades come this summer. A recent rumor has pointed to a June or July release. These new iMacs will pack Ivy Bridge CPU’s with Intel core i5 and i7 processing. According to HowToArena they’ve discovered the information from a anonymous “reliable tipster” in the Apple supply chain.
A July release date for the nanometer Ivy Bridge processors would match up with a past report of production ramping up during the April and June time. The Macbook Pro is also ready for an update, its likely we could see a Macbook pro release followed by a iMac release. A past report suggested that Apples first updates the 15 inch Macbook Pro and they later release the 13 inch Macbook. We could see the new Macbook 15 inch as early as this month, while the 13 inch would be introduced during June.
These new iMacs have also been rumored to be slimmer than its predecessors, but the exact specifications were not released. The last time the iMacs received a hardware redesign was in October of 2009 when Apple released the 21.5 and 27 inch LED display models.
The last update of the iMac lineup was during May 2011. Apple added a few minor upgrades including a Facetime camera and thunderbolt port.