iMac 2016 release date, specs: New 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display leaked by Best Buy


After this year’s iPhone and Apple Watch refresh, Apple is tipped to launch some new tablets, laptops, and desktop computers before the end of the year. Among the devices said to be getting an upgrade is the iMac, and while the Cupertino-based company has yet to confirm the iMac 2016, a new 27-inch version of the device was leaked by Best Buy this week.

Techno Buffalo was able to get a screenshot of the listing before it was taken down by the retailer. The product, which carried a model number of KOSC0LL/A,, is described as a “New” Apple 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display, Intel’s seventh-generation Kaby Lake Core i7 chip, 32 GB of random access memory (RAM) and a 2 TB Fusion Drive. The silver-colored desktop is said to run on Mac OS X with features such as built-in wireless keyboard, mouse and webcam. The purported iMac 2016 is listed at $3,199.99 on Best Buy’s website.

It was speculated that a Best Buy employee must have made a mistake in putting up the listing, or the product could be a placeholder for the new iMac. Moreover, Apple’s current iMac listing includes a 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display, an Intel Core i5 processor, and a 2 TB Fusion Drive for only $2,299, and so far, there is no official listing for a 27-inch iMac with an Intel Core i7 chip.

The iMac 2016 is expected to come in two variants the 21.5-inch version and the 27-inch model. It is rumored to come with Intel’s new chipset, the Kaby Lake, as well as a new graphics chip from AMD’s Polaris set which will pave the way for virtual reality (VR) support for the upcoming desktop computer.

It was rumored that the iMac 2016 could be launched in late October. Apple has yet to confirm if it will be having a launch event this month, but invitations might be sent out soon for the unveiling of the iMac 2016 and other Apple devices.