Apple Inc.’s new iMac is put on display at their headquarters in Cupertino, California. (Photo : Reuters)
Rumors have been spreading that Apple is planning to release a new 21.5-inch iMac computer, but it seems that the tech giant is still undecided on what processor will they use for the latest iMac.
According to The Revoluzionne, the “El Capitan” beta code revealed that Apple might be working on producing a new desktop computer. Furthermore, Apple is currently choosing between the newly-released Broadwell processor and the soon-to-be-launched Skylake processor which are both products of Intel.
Broadwell processor was said to be better than its predecessor, which is the Haswell because it will reportedly give computers better energy consumption. Sources say that the Broadwell processor can consume 30 percent less power compared to other processing units; thus,, it is logical for Apple to choose this since they have “power-hungry” products such as iMacs and MacBooks.
On the other hand, the Skylake processor, which is yet to be released, promises to provide a computer with better and faster performance while providing the same “reduced power consumption” service. Additional features like Thunderbolt 3.0 and PCI Express 4.0 are also rumored to be included in the Skylake chip.
According to Mac Rumors, it could be remembered that Apple opted to install Haswell in their 27-inch Retina iMac, which was released last May because the launch for Broadwell was delayed at that time. This could suggest that Apple is more inclined to install the upcoming Skylake processor in their latest iMac since they already skipped Broadwell when they upgraded their previous products.
Meanwhile, iMac 2015 was speculated to boast a much-improved screen resolution according to the “El Capitan” code. The 21.5-inch desktop computer’s screen display was measured at 4096 x 2304 ppi which is a major improvement from its earlier version’s 1920 x 1080 ppi. Experts think that Apple is planning to install KSF, an LED material, to improve the color quality of iMac’s screen.
Fans should expect better graphics for the upcoming desktop computer of the tech company because Apple is reportedly choosing from a number of high-quality graphic chips. They could go for either Intel’s HD Graphics 5000 or Iris Graphics 6100.
Otherwise, they may opt for NVIDIA GeForce’s GT 900 or GT 1000. Another logical choice for iMac is to have Iris Pro 6200 since this was already identified in the “El Capitan” code.