iMac Rumored Feature: Retina Display On The Card?

16 May 2012, 6:21 pm EDT

Apple's next-generation iMac, which is expected to be released along with the MacBook Pro line-up in June Worldwide Developers Conference, will feature a high-resolution Retina display, revealed a recent ABC News report, citing its own source.

After Apple's "resolutionary" New iPad, all suspect that the Cupertino-based tech giant will include the same display in all its upcoming devices. When some earlier reports claimed that Apple's latest MacBook Pro is expected to sport the same Retina display with the revolutionary 2048 x 1536 screen resolution with 3.1 million pixel color support, one more report coming from Joanna Stern of ABC News claims that not only MacBook Pro, but iMac also will sport a "very, very high resolution" display.

About MacBook Pro's Retina display, DigiTimes also earlier reported that "While the prevailing MacBook models have displays with resolutions ranging from 1680 x 1050 to 1280 x 800, the ultra-high resolution for the new MacBook Pro will further differentiate Apple's products from other brands."

And, Apple's latest OS X 10.7.4 update to Lion also drops a few clues through its use of HiDPI Retina images.

Not only ABC News, MacRumor also reported that the iMac will feature Retina display and cited GeekBench's database as its source. According to MacRumor, the new iMac model, identified as "13,2," features a quad-core i7 chip that clocks at a speed of 3.40GHz, runs on OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. The new iMac model reportedly scored 12,183, a little higher than 11,500 for current iMac models using Core i7-2600 processor.

While Retina display is a welcome feature for all the Apple lovers, experts believe there can be some technical hindrances to achieve the same resolution for iMacs. Increasing resolution could increase the size and girth of the device and might also affect the speed of even the strongest current-generation graphics processors.

Meanwhile, some other reports also suggest that the new iMacs will feature anti-reflective displays.

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