Apple’s expected to launch new MacBook models later this month, and the company might have a refreshed iMac up its sleeve too. Over the weekend, an upgraded 27-inch iMac sporting Intel’s seventh-generation “Kaby Lake” Core i7 chip was briefly spotted on Best Buy’s website.
The iMac was listed as “New!” with the next-gen processor on board. Otherwise, the hardware hasn’t changed much. The computer still packs a Retina 5K display with options for 32GB of RAM and a 2TB Fusion Drive.
It’s possible this could just be a mistake by some Best Buy employee or even just a placeholder. However, the timing suggests Apple is really gearing up for a new iMac. Beyond its new processor, the computer is also expected to feature an upgraded graphics chip.
Apple’s expected to put a bigger emphasis on the redesigned MacBook Pro, which could feature an OLED touchscreen above the keyboard, a Touch ID sensor and USB-C ports. An upgraded MacBook Air may also add a single USB-C port. Apple still hasn’t confirmed plans for an October event, but invitations may be going out pretty soon.
Article source: http://www.technobuffalo.com/2016/10/03/5k-27-inch-imac-intel-kaby-lake/