Apple iMac Refresh With Intel Core i-Series Processors Rumored To Happen Within Few Weeks

July 23, 2010, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Apple has been rumored to soon begin refreshing its iMac line of computers as resellers of the device have reported that the company has asked them to keep the inventory lean. The newer iMac models have also been rumored to contain Core i3, i5 and i7 processors from Intel instead of the Core 2 Duo chips.

Apple has reportedly informed its distributors that it will not ship the entry-level iMac PCs with screen sizes of 21 inches and a processor speed of 3.06 GHz. The newer models to be released could include one with a dual core Core i5 processor as well as iMacs packing quad core Core i7 and Core i5 processors within.

The new range could also include a low-end iMac, which could be the first iMac model to feature the Intel Core i3 processor. However, there has been a shortage in supplies of the Core i-series processors, which may cause Apple to delay its plans for the iMac.

Other rumors regarding the new iMac line suggest that the devices will feature support for USB 3.0 and a better Firewire interface. USB 3.0 functions and ten times the speed of USB 2.0 and consumes lesser energy as well.

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