Despite rumors that Apple’s new iMacs, expected to be announced at Apple’s media event next week, would see a price increase (along with a new design), 9to5Mac reports that this is not the case, stating that Apple will keep their current pricing for the new iMacs and Mac Minis.
Apple’s new Mac mini and iMac lines will feature price-points that are similar to those of their current models (depending on country). The three Mac mini models will likely be priced at the same $599, $799, and $999 for the two standard models and single server model, respectively. […] The new iMacs will also feature similar or same pricing as the current iMacs..
The report also concludes that, considering the price isn’t expected to increase, it’s quite unlikely that Apple will add a Retina display to the iMac this fall (although a Retina update may eventually come at some future point).
9to5Mac is significantly more reputable (and has a far better track record) than the Chinese source claiming redesigned iMacs with a new design. Given the choice between them, I trust 9to5Mac on this one. 9to5Mac previously reported that new iMacs are already appearing in Apple’s retail inventory.
Nothing is official until Apple announced it, however – so stay cautious until next Tuesday when we’ll find out for sure!