2016 iMac Release Date, News, Update: AMD 400 Series GPU, LG Features Hinted; To Launch In October

By Jennifer R. Irvin , Updated Sep 30, 2016 06:54 PM EDT

2016 iMac is reported to be launched soon, along with amazing features that are expected to make all iMac users happy. Based on reports, the new Apple device will be released in October with the likely AMD Polaris graphic cards to run the VR technology.

The 2016 iMac has been rumored to come with the new AMD Radeon RX series, although Apple did not confirm this. However, recent reports suggest that none of the Radeon RX series from AMD will be used, and that Apple appears to likely use Intel's Kaby Lake instead as 2016 iMac's processor, serving as an upgrade.

With reports that indicate the unavailability of Kaby Lake in time for the release, Apple is believed to most likely opt for an AMD 400 Series GPU. 2016 iMac features aside from the AMD graphic card will also include a 3.1 USB support as well as Thunderbolt 3 port,  iTtech Post reported.

Meanwhile, 2016 iMac is also rumored to come with features from LG Electronics. According to this, Apple has been coordinating with the company to manufacture an ultra-clear monitor to support a 5K resolution. This means that the new device will make gamers swoon in excitement to play their favorite video games in heavy graphics.

2016 iMac has also been rumored to likely incorporate any of the two graphic cards from AMD - the recently launched RX 480 and RX 470 on the Polaris 10 architecture. Both GPUs are expected to offer top of the class gaming experience as well as an immersive VR experience.

Moreover, there are speculations that Apple may stick with the AMD Zen chipset and even have an early release of the device. The tech giant's macOS Sierra is expected to make the upcoming device the AIO PC every tech enthusiast is waiting for.

MacBook Pro 2016, meantime, is also reported to feature some major changes, such as the removal of the headphone jack. With reports suggesting that it was a risk taken by the company for iPhone 7, many believe that it would be interesting to see how this would affect the new MacBook, International Business Times reported.

iMac 20" late 2016

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