Apple Plans to Launch a 4K 21.5-Inch iMac Next Week

This goes in line with Apple’s holiday strategy and the completion of its fall lineup along with the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, and the iPad Pro which is set to be released in November.


If we were to take notice of the information in the same El Capitan build, the new 4K 21.5-inch iMac will also receive an upgraded graphics card with the possibility of Apple taking their pick out of a pool comprising an Intel Iris Pro 6200 and four AMD Radeon R9 processors (i.e. M380, M390, M395 and M395X). However, there was no mention of the Macs. Initial inventory may be limited, with Apple ramping up production heading into November, it was said.

Reportedly, the new model of iMac will not that much of a difference to non 4K iMacs design-wise. Given its emphasis of screen size over portability, the fact that the 21.5-inch iMac hasn’t yet been available with one is an odd choice. 9to5Mac originally reported that these 4K iMacs would be announced in conjunction with the launch of OS X El Capitan. Apart from its display, it also seems that the 21.5- inch iMac 4K will bring another new feature. According to rumors, the new hardware could also be available in stores as early as October 13, Tuesday.

Last year, Apple upgraded the resolution of the 27-inch iMac to 5K Retina display.

There is no suggestion in the report that the new iMac will be getting an improved CPU. A worst-case scenario suggests the 4K 21.5-inch iMac may cost around £1350, judging by the cost of the current top-end smaller iMac.


Apple’s Magic Mouse launched in October 2009 and is long overdue for a refresh, and a move to launch a device with Force Touch, a standard that is becoming de rigueur across Apple’s product range from its Macbook line through to its iPhones, would be a logical step for the company to make.