Apple has always set the industrial standard for design in the past. The iMac was a great invention which packed good power in a compact form-factor. But things have changed now. Apple’s design changes recently have been extremely controversial and that was very evident with the latest MacBook Pro’s. Many worthy competitors have started providing incredible built products and this is no more Apple’s only strength.
Desktop computers haven’t seemed to be a priority for Apple considering the fact that the iMac hasn’t been updated for 2 years. However Apple earlier stated that “they are committed and have great desktops on their roadmap”. Now, latest information sheds light upon new desktops products that could be coming later this year.
According to DIGITIMES, the latest iMac could sport Intel’s Xeon E3-1285 v6 processor, 16 to 64 GB of ECC RAM and may include upto 2TB of NVMe SSD and latest discrete graphics. While these specs are impressive, Apple must learn not to price products extremely high. The competition is intense and Apple may lose out on customers if it prices the product unjustifiably high.
Apple recently apologised for not upgrading the Mac Pro for a long time and promised that a new version is under works. This might well be an indication that Apple is finally taking desktop computing seriously.
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