Last week we had some indications that new iMacs could be launched during the Worldwide Developers Conference, such as the shipping deadlines for Apple Online Store machines (which are back in 24 hours) and the references found in the first beta version of OS X 10.9.4. Well, WWDC has gone and no new iMacs.
But that does not mean we will not see news soon. The francs website MacBidoulle.com found references (Google Translate) of the new desktop machines * with Retina screen * in the code of OS X Yosemite Developer Preview, released by Apple on Monday after the opening keynote of WWDC.
The files point to a scaled resolution mode as well as a MacBook Pro with Retina display, including resolutions of 6400 × 3600 pixels (probably working at 32001800 HiDPI), 57603240 (28801620 HiDPI) and 40962304 (20481152 HiDPI). The native resolutions of the machines do not appear in any file.
The operation of these new iMacs would be the same as the MacBooks Pro with Retina display. In the 15 inch model, for example, we have a native resolution of 2880 × 1800 pixels, being possible to scale a resolution from 3840 × 2400 to 1920 × 1200 pixels, producing much sharper images.
That this iMac with Retina display will be launched, that I have no doubt. The question: when? Let's hope it doesn't take too long.