Apple has a history of announcing products and then deciding when they will launch them to the global audience. The iPhone and iPad line of products generally have a short launch time, but their desktops and laptops can suffer from longer delay times from announcement to launch. On Tuesday, rumors about the new 4K iMac and the iPad Pro surfaced, and both could bring these products to live sooner than later.
The new 4K iMac is scheduled and rumored to come out next week, and these 21.5-inch machines will have an amazing 4096 X 2304 screen. They will have Apple’s latest El Capitan release of the OS, Intel Broadwell chips, Iris Pro Graphics 6200, and AMD Radeon M380 discrete graphics built-in. While these machines will be higher priced than their current ones, they should capture a lot of interest from consumers. Apple is also expected to release a newer version of the 27-inch iMac as well, but this will not be a 4K variant. It could have new accessories like keyboards, mice, and Bluetooth 4.2 connectivity as well.
Along with the iMac news, news about the upcoming iPad Pro also surfaced. Apple was showing the units off at Disney, but a Japanese blog announced that the iPad Pro units should be arriving in early November. These will have a much higher price than the current iPads, but will be focused on the enterprise and business markets, and for those who are looking for more of a creation device than an entertainment device. It should be available in short quantities at first, but then most likely fill store shelves around the time of the holidays. They could be great gifts for the professional who wants it all, and for those who can afford it all as well.