Apple’s finally showing some attention to its iMac range with the revamp of its iMac and Mac Mini products – if you believe an Apple support page for installing Microsoft Windows using Boot Camp.
According to the source, Apple might launch a “mid 2014 Mac Mini” and a “mid 2014 27-inch iMac”, though word of their arrival hasn't been confirmed by Apple. However, as soon as the listings were put up, it was only a matter of time before they were pulled down.
But it was slightly too late – sources such as 9to5Mac and other Apple blogs caught wind of the hint and publicised the listing. Well, we think it’s about time Apple looked into refreshing its Mac Mini and iMac range.
Moving forward with technology
Looking back, the Mac Mini was last upgraded in October 2012, clearly crying out for an update. It featured a 2.5 GHz dual-core Intel i5 processor, 500 GB of storage, as well as 4GB of RAM.
Sources claim the new Mac Mini will boast faster speeds, along with upgrades to its ports (to USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt 2), and an improved 802.11a/c “next-generation” Wi-Fi for better connectivity.
The iMacs have yet to get a proper upgrade too. The 21.5in and 27in models were introduced in late 2012 and early 2013 respectively. Some of you might ask about the iMac launched in June, we'd say that’s just a cheaper and more basic alternative which some may call a downgrade.
So the new iMac, which is listed to be 27in, will most likely just have its quad-core 3.2 GHz Intel i5 with 1 TB of storage and 8 GB of RAM internals tweaked. But there’s no way of knowing Apple’s plans for sure until it actually outs them.
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[Source: Business insider]