“Apple’s expected to launch new MacBook models later this month, and the company might have a refreshed iMac up its sleeve too,” Jacob Kleinman reports for TechnoBuffalo. “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,” Kleinman reports. “The computer still packs a Retina 5K display with options for 32GB of RAM and a 2TB Fusion Drive.”

MacDailyNews Take: Difficult to improve upon those specs.

“It’s possible this could just be a mistake by some Best Buy employee or even just a placeholder,” Kleinman reports. “However, the timing suggests Apple is really gearing up for a new iMac”

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“Carrying a model number of K0SC0LL/A, the Best Buy web page claims it has a seventh generation Intel Core i7 processor, a 27-inch display, 32GB memory, a 2TB fusion drive, and the AMD Radeon R9 M380 graphics chipset with 2GB of video RAM,” Mike Wuerthele reports for AppleInsider. “The Best Buy line item retails for $3200. However, an existing model customized with a 4.0 GHz sixth generation i7 processor with 32GB of RAM, and a 2TB Fusion drive can be built to order at Apple.com for $3150, only $50 less than the Best Buy price.”

“Another discrepancy is the Apple model number as listed by Best Buy,” Wuerthele reports. “The K0SC0LL/A does not conform to existing nomenclature of MK462, MK472, or MK482 prefacing a remaining two digits, and completed with a /A.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Get ready!

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Tom R.” for the heads up.]