References to New iMac Models Appear in OS X Mavericks 10.9.4 Beta

Mentions of new iMac models are buried inside the OS X Mavericks 10.9.4 beta that was seeded earlier today.

There are three new resource files for power management that mention three new iMacs with model numbers beginning with 15, according to some digging done by Pike's Universum (via TonyMacx86). The current iMac line is made up of models 14,1 and 14,2.

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The most interesting part is the addition of three new resources (plist) files for power management:

Mac-81E3E92DD6088272.plist / iMac15,1 (IGPU only)
Mac-42FD25EABCABB274.plist / iMac15,n (IGPU/GFX0/Apple display with id 0xAE03)
Mac-FA842E06C61E91C5.plist / iMac15,n (IGPU/GFX0/Apple display with id 0xAE03)
Rumors have suggested that new iMac models could make an appearance at WWDC next week after shipping estimates for the machine began to slip on the Apple Online Store.

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo stated earlier this year that a lower-priced iMac was expected in mid-2014.

Update 3:30 PM PT: Apple appears to have pulled the 10.9.4 beta from the Mac App Store and Developer Center four hours after it was released. No reason was given for the removal.

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17 weeks ago
to me, this is more exciting than any Dr. Dre news.
Rating: 33 Votes
17 weeks ago
No love for the mac mini again?
Rating: 17 Votes
17 weeks ago
Still very happy with the iMac 2009 i7, maxed out with 16Gb and 256 SSD. I never owned a computer that long. I just don't see the need to upgrade any time soon.


Until Apple forces me with OSX 10.10 that won't support my current iMac.
Rating: 10 Votes
17 weeks ago


Mac-81E3E92DD6088272.plist / iMac15,1 (IGPU only)
Mac-42FD25EABCABB274.plist / iMac15,n (IGPU/GFX0/Apple display with id 0xAE03)
Mac-FA842E06C61E91C5.plist / iMac15,n (IGPU/GFX0/Apple display with id 0xAE03)


So, 3 new devices listed. One without a monitor, new Mac Mini rebranded as iMac or headless iMac?????
Rating: 9 Votes
17 weeks ago
After reading that headline, I'm suddenly sitting up straight, with my ears perked up…..
Rating: 4 Votes
17 weeks ago
Please, please, no beats logo BS on any Apple hardware! That's just disgusting!
Rating: 4 Votes
17 weeks ago
Cool! I wonder if there will be any drastic improvements to the iMacs.
Rating: 3 Votes
17 weeks ago

So, 3 new devices listed. One without a monitor, new Mac Mini rebranded as iMac or headless iMac?????


yes, I thought the same: why no "display" in the first model/plist file ... that would be strange. iMac without display as the new mini?
Rating: 3 Votes
17 weeks ago

Delete. Beta may or may not have been pulled.


One time.

IT
HAS
NOT
BEEN
REMOVED.

I can download it right now and already did.
Rating: 3 Votes
17 weeks ago

Yes, but an iMac without a display is a ridiculous concept.


Not at all (although an iMac without display and with only integrated GPU would be exactly a Mini, so this would be a rebranding rather than a new model).

But a displayless iMac wouldn't be ridiculous. I owned a G5 iMac for almost a decade (it had a long life), and the way it died made me affirm that I don't want another iMac in this time of crisis: I want that a malfunction in the computer doesn't affect the display and vice versa, and I want to be able to purchase them separately. If the iMac had no display I would have bought one already these years. But the Mac marketing strategy made me wait (ie: if you don't care you can get a Mini; if you want a better GPU you can get an iMac but then I force you to get a display; otherwise, if you want a good GPU without the display get a Mac Pro).

My next Mac will probably be a Mac Pro. If there were iMacs without display (but with discrete GPU), it would surely be an iMac.

I also agree with the previous poster who said this should be in the front page. In fact, it's the only interesting rumor for the last weeks. All other rumors these weeks are about phones or music shops (ie: boring)
Rating: 3 Votes

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