9to5Mac reports “multiple reliable sources” say Apple will announce a new 4K 21.5-inch iMac lineup next week, with new models appearing on store shelves as early as next Tuesday, October 13. The supply might not be up to the demand, however, with Apple said to be set to ramp up production in November.
The new 4K iMacs will physically look like the current non-4K version, so the highlights of the upgrade will be the new 4096 x 2304 screen and much faster graphics cards. The machines will also likely come pre-loaded with El Capitan. As with the 5K iMac’s launch last year, the new 4K versions will come in at slightly higher price points than the non-4K variants.
The report mentions a possible debut of a new Magic Mouse 2 with Force Touch integration, as well as a new Bluetooth keyboard that boasts improved battery life, alongside the new iMacs. However, their crystal ball is a bit hazy on whether the new accessories will hit shelves the same time as the new iMacs.
The report also mentions the iPad Pro will be available in early November, which jibes with numerous other reports.