While the iPad Mini has gotten most of the spotlight regarding Apple’s October 23rd media event, the iMac is also overdue for an update, and Chinese language site WeiPhone (via MacRumors) claims to have some new details about the next generation of Apple’s all-in-one.
According to the report, the new iMac will sport a significant redesign. The new machines are said to feature a significantly thinner teardrop-like profile, and the screen will be affixed directly to the iMac, rather than a separate assembly.
The price is also said to be somewhat higher, and the new iMac will reportedly debut first in a 21.5-inch size, with a 27-inch version to follow. As expected, it will also be faster, and will likely include new Ivy Bridge processors, with USB 3.0 and increased performance.
WeiPhone also offers a blurry image of what is supposedly the logic board f0r thew new iMac. The updated desktops are expected to launch in late October or early November. This lines up well with a number of prior reports suggesing new iMacs will launch this fall, including a prediction from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has an exceptional track record.
Given reports of a 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro announcement on October 23rd, it’s likely that the new iMacs will be mentioned at the event as well. The report also mentions the 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro, which 9to5Mac and AllThingsD have both already pegged for release on October 23.