As one of the most anticipated forthcoming Apple products, the rumors and speculations surrounding the 2017 iMac are always rife. While we urge you to take these so-called ‘leaks’ with a pinch of salt, there’s no denying that it’s hard for awaiting analysts and Apple loyalists to resist the temptation of having a peek at what could be in store for them when the iMac 2017 finally hits the consumer market.
The latest buzz surrounding the Apple product hints that iMac 2017 specs will include a powerful Intel Core i7-7700 Kaby Lake chip clocked at 4.2 GHz. Accompanying the Kaby Lake will be an AMD Polaris 10 chip in a bid to drastically enhance the performance of the next-generation all-in-one desktop.
As a matter of fact, the Core i7 Kaby Lake processor and AMD Polaris graphics combo is an obvious attempt by the company to woo a very specific niche — virtual reality. While it is true that VR is not taking off nearly as fast as some of the earlier forecasts, the technology is slowly but steadily making inroads into the market with an array of devices today integrating it as an add-on.
Worth noting, having a decent VR-competent device in its portfolio will hold much significance for Apple at this juncture. That’s because when it comes VR, despite being widely regarded as a tech firm driven by innovation, Cupertino is lagging far behind some of its competitors in the all-in-one desktop market.
As for the release date, word on the street was that the iMac 2017 could hit the store shelves anything this year. Due to the lack of any credible ‘leak’, the speculations sway wildly from early 2017 to late 2018.