According to a new report from Clayton Morris of Fox News (via BGR), Apple is planning to release new iMacs in the very near future. Morris cites Instapaper founder Marco Arment as his source, claiming that the new iMacs will not have Retina displays, but that they will launch some time this fall.
The report notes that the updated iMacs will feature Ivy Bridge processors, better graphics, expanded SSD support, and USB 3. Apple will also likely slim down the design and remove the optical drive, as they have done with all of their other Mac lines except the Mac Pro.
Apple’s iMac line has been due for an update for a while now. Many expected Apple to announce updated iMacs at their WWDC keynote in June, but more recent reports suggest that Apple had to delay launches for some new products due to supply issues.
Reports of a Fall iMac launch have been heard before, with noted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo (who has an exceptional track record) stating such claims a couple of months ago. It’s also worth noting that supplies of the 27-inch iMac are currently very limited.
Fox’s report initially claimed that the new iMacs would be unveiled at next week’s Apple media event, but the site later backtracked and revised their claim to an “imminent” launch.