Next Gen iMac Coming in January

Submitted by lalit on December 23, 2008 - 2:32pm.

A Chinese newspaper Economic Daily is reporting that their sources in Apple’s supply chain have informed them about Apple’s plan to launch a new iMac in first quarter of 2009. Quanta Computer will make the new all-in-one desktop and the company is preparing to ship around 800,000 units for Q1 2009. According to the newspaper, Apple will announce the product in January 2009.
Rumors of iMac updates have been floating around the blogosphere for past few months and as MacWorld Expo is coming close it looks like new iMacs will finally see the light. Based on the evidence recently discovered in Mac OS X 10.5.5, we are almost certain that the new iMac will use NVIDIA 9400M chipset. But we are not sure what processor Apple will use.
Apple has previously used laptop processors for its iMac lineup. However, DigiTimes reported earlier this month that Apple would use Intel’s new 65W quad-core chips based on Nehalem architecture that will have clock speed between 2.33GHz and 2.8GHz. It is very much possible that Apple might use these new chips as they have previously used G5 processors that had a TDP of 95W in iMac lineup. So technically it’s not impossible and it will also improve iMac’s performance and further differentiate it from all the new all-in-one desktops cropping up in the market.
[Via AppleInsider]