Now that we have the iPad rumors out of the way with the launch of the iPad 2, let’s all concentrate on fresh iMac rumors, shall we?
Brian Tong, of CNET, tweeted on Tuesday and cited anonymous sources of a possible late April or early May refresh of the current iMac range.
The likelihood is that any new updates to the iMac range will include the new Sandy Bridge processors and include the new high-speed Thunderbolt port.
Both Sandy Bridge & Thunderbolt ports were the two major updates to the recent Macbook Pro refresh. It was always expected that Apple would quickly update their iMacs to include support for Thunderbolt in order to propel the new technology further into the limelight and to “get it out there”.
The last update to the iMac range was in July 2010 when the iMacs were updated with Intel Core i3, i5, and i5 processors and ATI Radeon graphic cards.
If the rumors are true; it would mean a refresh of the iMacs in just under a year of the last update which is inline with Apple’s update cycle. On average the iMacs receive an update every 226 days and it has being 239 days since the last update.