Apple to debut 27-inch iMac with Retina display on Thursday; next-gen iPad Air to face supply constraints

“At its special media event on Thursday, Apple is expected to release a highly-anticipated 27-inch iMac with Retina quality display that will ship before the end of 2014, as well as a next-generation iPad Air that could see limited initial supply, says one well-informed analyst,” AppleInsider reports.

“KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes Apple will introduce the long-awaited high-resolution iMac alongside a next-generation iPad Air at a media event scheduled for Oct. 16,” AppleInsider reports. “Kuo expects only a 27-inch Retina iMac model to take the stage this week, though a 21-inch version is in the works and could debut in the second half of 2015. Reports from September claimed the rumored 27-inch Retina iMac will feature a 5K display, though exact specifications have not been confirmed. Code discovered in an OS X 10.10 Yosemite beta in June pointed to 6,400-by-3,600-pixel screen resolutions, possibly hinting at scaling options for a Retina panel.”

“Out of the products being announced on Thursday, Kuo sees the new iPad Air generating the most interest, but the analyst notes production issues could stymie a massive launch,” AppleInsider reports. “The iPad mini with Retina display is unlikely to see a major revision this year as Apple is placing focus on a rumored 12.9-inch model to be released in early 2015.”

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16 Comments

    1. True. When a new product faces immediate (actually, leading) demand, there is bound to be a temporary shortage. Would people rather wait until Apple stockpiles an inventory of 40M before releasing a new product?

      Actually, I believe that Apple generally does a good job with new product releases. There are a few notable exceptions, but Apple has learned to handle the initial rush fairly well. It is the crazy media and crazy customers and scalpers who mess everything up.

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