Will Apple release the iMac Pro in 2016? – CIO

When Apple released a pro version of the iPad, it might have been a harbinger of things to come in other products. Rumors about an iPhone Pro have been circulating for a while, and now there are rumors that a pro version of Apple’s iMac might be released in 2016.

Dennis Sellers reports for Apple World Today:

A new rumor says a new iMac will launch in the last quarter of the year with either the latest Intel chipset, Kaby Lake, or AMD’s Zen processor, as well as AMD’s Polaris Graphics set.

My take: we’ll certainly see an updated iMac, probably in October. It won’t pack a Zen processor (powerful, but pricey), but will include a Polaris graphics card. It will pack a Kaby Lake processor — IF they’re available in time in bulk. Right now there’s some question as to whether that will happen. The caveat to this situation is if Apple decides to discontinue the Mac Pro line and offer an “iMac Pro” with a Zen chip, which boasts eight cores and 16 threads

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The iMac Pro could delight macOS gamers

I find the idea of an iMac Pro to be intriguing, to say the least. One of the biggest complaints about the iMac is that it doesn’t pack enough graphics power for some users, particularly gamers. That’s understandable given that iMacs have used less powerful mobile GPUs for ages.

But gamers might be very happy indeed with an iMac Pro, if it ships with AMD’s Polaris graphics chip.


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