‘Late 2011 iMac’ update may be imminent

“Here is an odd detail we noticed while taking a closer look at Apple’s knowledge base article explaining how multiple displays can or cannot be connected to current Macs,” Chris Foresman reports for Ars Technica.

“It lists both ‘Mid 2011’ and ‘Late 2011’ versions of the Thunderbolt-equipped iMac,” Foresman reports. “As far as we know, however, Apple hasn’t released or even announced an iMac for late 2011, indicating that such an announcement might be just around the corner.”

Foresman reports, “What a potential iMac refresh might include at this point is hard to say. Apple could bump the line with Sandy Bridge processors, much like it’s expected to do for the MacBook Pro in the next few weeks. But it seems more likely Apple might be considering using the upcoming six-core Sandy Bridge E processors, which are slated to be released around mid-November.”

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]

MacDailyNews Take: Good Jobs, if true, our “Mid 2011” 3.4GHz Intel Core i7 iMacs won’t have been Kings of the iMacs for very long! Oh, no matter, we’ll still love ’em!


  1. Late 2011 for Apple is the middle of summer for the rest. the Apple corporate calendar ends Sept 25.

    Apple released, as Rl pointed out, a late 2011 (for Apple) Education only iMac. Thats what the KB Article refers to…

  2. I’m about to sell my 27″ iMac Ci7 pre-TBolt for the current gen w/an SSD. But hey, they’re in no hurry & neither am I so this update would have perfect timing! 

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