iMac 2017 Release Date, Latest News & Update: Kaby Lake Arriving Just In Time For Apple All-In-One, Details Here

By Snooky Grawls , Updated Dec 03, 2016 10:58 AM EST

One of the highly anticipated devices for 2017 from Apple is the all-in-one device iMac 2017. But similar to the MacBook Pro 2016, a lot hinges on what the desktop will be armed with.

The debate right now is what chipset the iMac 2017 will come with. The logical choice is of course the Intel Kaby Lake processor though supply constraints may push Apple to opt for an Intel Skylake SoC. As most know, not all were happy when that processor was used on the MacBook Pro 2016.

However, there is growing belief that the big reveal by Intel at the Consumer Electronics Show 2017 (CES 2017) in Las Vegas will be the latest Intel Kaby Lake chipset, Digitimes reported. If so, this means that the possibility of seeing an iMac 2017 armed with the more powerful SoC holds good chances.

Using Intel Kaby Lake for the iMac 2017 would be pretty much welcome considering the upcoming AIO is filled with powerful features. That includes 5K display, a 4-core processor and native support for 4K video. With high-end specs, Apple will need all the power it can get and Kaby Lake processors should be a big boost.

Seeing how the iMac 2017 is shaping up to be a useful solution for professional film and photography makers and editors, the load the next Apple desktop may undergo is daunting. And the other specs expected are not yet even included.

Other potential specs of the iMac 2017 include the possible features seen on the MacBook Pro 2017. That includes the much-talked-about Touch Bar, Touch ID, USB Type-C Thunderbolt 3 ports and more as mentioned in a previous post.

This is aside from the fact that given Apple’s long period of refreshing their product line, most want a powerful device that can last until the next iMac comes around. More updates on the fate of the iMac 2017 should come out in the succeeding months so make sure to check back.

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