Apple to Launch 4K 21.5-inch Retina iMac Next Week, iPad Pro in Early November

Apple plans to introduce the rumored 21.5-inch Retina iMac next week, reports 9to5Mac. There will be several models that could show up in stores as early as October 13, but supplies may be somewhat limited until production ramps up in November.

As has been previously rumored, the 21.5-inch iMac will have a resolution of 4096 x 2304. Code discovered in OS X El Capitan has pointed towards Broadwell chips with Intel Iris Pro Graphics 6200 and AMD Radeon M380 - M395X discrete graphics for the new iMacs.

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Rumors have also suggested the new 21.5-inch iMac will include an improved display quality with greater color saturation, but the external design of the machine will remain the same. Due to the new Retina displays, the 21.5-inch iMac models will be priced higher than existing iMac models.

The 27-inch iMac is not likely to receive an update alongside the 21.5-inch iMac and it is not clear if Apple will also debut new rumored accessories alongside the machine. According to regulatory filings, Apple is working on a second-generation Magic Mouse and a new wireless keyboard with Bluetooth 4.2 connectivity and a rechargeable battery.

As for the iPad Pro, Japanese site Mac Otakara recently suggested the larger-screened tablet would launch in early November, a rumor that 9to5Mac concurs with in today's report.

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Top Rated Comments

ValSalva Avatar
115 months ago
Can't wait for the updated 27" RiMac with Skylake (when it's available). It's rumored to have an even better display.

It's still nice that Apple is rounding out the iMac lineup with Retina. I just wish it was a 24" iMac instead of the 21.5".
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Crosscreek Avatar
115 months ago
I'll wait for Skylake and TB3 next year.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
~Shard~ Avatar
115 months ago
Wish they would bring back the 24" model, I loved that one. 21.5" always seemed a bit too small and 27" a bit too big. Regardless it will be nice to have retina across the line.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
FrankySavvy Avatar
115 months ago
Why wouldnt they refreash the 27" Retina iMacs?
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DMinTX Avatar
115 months ago
I just want a Thunderbolt 2 display to connect to a MacBook Pro...
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MacsRgr8 Avatar
115 months ago
Waiting for Skylake 27" with latest and greatest AMD or nVidia grfx (hopefully 6 GB or more VRAM... X-Plane 10 you see...)
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)