While Apple put a lot of focus on the MacBook Pro last week, the iMac was notably absent from the WWDC keynote , leaving many to wonder when Apple is planning on refreshing their popular all-in-one. Fortunately, it appears that they wait may be shorter than anticipated.
Next-gen iMac model numbers have already been spotted in OS X Mountain Lion, as well as in Geekbench benchmark tests last month alongside the new MacBook Pro. Interestingly, as noted by Primate Labs (via MacRumors), the leaked information about the Retina MacBook Pro lines up almost exactly with what Apple actually announced last week, suggesting that those Geekbench results were indeed legitimate.
Considering that the leak provided accurate information about the Retina MacBook Pro, it would appear that next-gen iMacs are also floating around, suggesting that Apple may release refreshed models sooner rather than later. The benchmark specifically refers to an “iMac13,2″with 4GB of 1600MHz RAM, as well as a 3.4 GHz Core i7-3770 quad-core processor, meaning it is likely an entry-level model.
It has been well over a year since Apple last refreshed the iMac. In other words, a refresh is more than overdue – and considering that appropriate processors are already available, it seems likely that new models may be released in the very near future.