“In a meeting with a handful of tech journalists in early April at Apple headquarters, a new version of the Mac Pro was promised. But it won’t arrive this year, and the speculation as to when assumes it’s 2018,” Gene Steinberg writes for The Tech Night Owl. “Another Mac mentioned was the iMac. Now the existing models haven’t been updated since 2015, when the 5K Retina display received a wider color gamut refresh and a tad more power. There’s even an entry-level version for $1,799. In other words, no 27-inch iMac comes without that magnificent 5K display.”

“So Apple is now promising a ‘great’ iMac update later this year that would include configurations focused on pros,” Steinberg writes. “What pro features would the iMac inherit, and there are certainly potential answers now that Intel has introduced a new Core X-Series processor family. So we have a Core i9 that starts at four cores but there are versions of the chip with 8, 10, 12, 14, 16 and a whopping 18 cores! …No doubt the iMac’s cooling system would have to be beefed up to handle such beasts, and that may present the biggest obstacle to putting such powerful silicon in an iMac, which has traditionally sported notebook-grade parts.”

Much more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: As Gene reminds, the iMac will turn 19 years old on August 15th! Holy crap.

‘Tis true: Time sure flies when you’re having fun!

Intel unveils X-series platform: Up to 18 cores and 36 threads – May 30, 2017