We have seen a few blogs state that Apple rumors will focus only on the iPhone 5 after WWDC, which is thanks to so much being mentioned with new products like the Mac Pro and new iPad Smart Case being left in the dark a little. While it’s true that most rumors will focus on the iPhone 5, which will not release until the end of 2012, it is also a sure thing for Apple users to see a new Retina iMac soon.
During WWDC 2012 we saw a few upgrades to the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro, although we also saw a new Retina MacBook Pro for 2012. The 15-inch MacBook Pro came in a couple of options with extra customizing available, but stood out for its new display and thinner form factor.
The iMac needs a refresh — thanks to having a 2011 iMac in our office with a number of MacBook’s, Retina 3rd gen iPad and a new Retina MacBook Pro on the way, the difference in screen resolution between the Retina devices and LED is massive. We’ve heard about a few reviewers that went back to a normal display after using the new Retina MacBook Pro and thought their old display had something wrong with it, which was thanks to how blurry it looked.
It stands to reason that the next upgrade, way before we see a 6th generation iPhone, will be a Retina iMac with standard SSD and even a combo hard drive option considering it’s a desktop. Personally we’d love at least 512GB of flash storage and then we’ll use an external drive for other files.
Are you ready for a Retina iMac in 2012, and if so what should the specs include? The current LED backlit display might be better than some people have right now, but considering Apple’s latest screen advancements it’s becoming old very fast. We say release a Retina iMac soon Apple.