iMac 2017 Release Date, Latest News & Updates: Intel Kaby Lake For Desktops Forces Apple To Delay Refresh To 2017

By Snooky Grawls , Updated Oct 24, 2016 08:59 PM EDT

In a couple of days, Apple will be unveiling the new line of MacBook Pro which will reportedly have the Oct. 27 event all to themselves. The set occasion would have been perfect to release a refreshed line of iMacs only that Intel Kaby Lake processors are not yet ready.

That said, folks looking forward to Apple’s next generation of iMacs will have to wait until next year to see what the Cupertino company has done to improve it, possibly alongside another line in the Cinema Display.

Kaby Lake production to blame

At first, it made sense to have Apple dedicating the Oct. 27 event at the Apple Campus to the MacBook Pro 2016. Focus would be on one product and the company didn’t have to worry about divided attention. But that was before the Intel Kaby Lake issue was inserted into the fray, ironically something also bugging the MacBook Pro 2016, Mac Rumors reported.

Apple will be unveiling two variants of the MacBook Pro 2016, a 13-inch and 15-inch variant. To this day, there is no certainty on whether both would sport the latest process from Intel, Gotta Be Mobile reported. Delivery schedules were a prime reason and the best bet to see which MacBook Pro 2017 would likely be the 15-inch variant as covered in a previous post.

No actual release date for iMac 2017

The landscape seems to be clear for the iMac 2017, with word that Intel would be starting production by the end of the year. That said, it begs to ask just when they would make its way to Apple and see the latest desktop refresh.

The Apple Cinema is an almost forgotten piece, something that was last spotted in 2013. Its return is believed to have been sparked by Apple’s release of the first 5K iMac in 2014 and thus resurrected for a rumored release. It remains to be seen if the Cupertino company will weigh in on the future of the iMac 2017 and the alleged Apple Cinema at the special event carrying a “Hello Again” tagline.

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