Apple is reportedly beefing up the iMac's specs next week

Apple is reportedly preparing to refresh the iMac lineup next week, though changes expected for the company’s all-in-one desktop are thought to be minor component upgrades and processor speed boosts. According to a report from French Apple blog MacGeneration, Apple will roll out new iMacs at the tail end of next week. Beyond the tentative date, the site’s source — who accurately predicted the recent MacBook Air update — had no further information as to what the refresh will entail. Without a big event or announcement, it is unlikely that a Retina display iMac will see release next week. Instead, the publication believes minor spec bumps like processor speed boosts are on tap, much like the recent MacBook Pro refresh in April.

According to a new MacG report, Apple is planning to debut a spec bump for the iMac lineup next week. Unfortunately, it doesn’t appear these will be the Retina iMacs that have appeared in recent OS X beta builds. Instead, it seems we’re only due for a slight processor speed increase, with each model gaining only 100 MHz. The report speculates that the new models could include a new and improved Thunderbolt 2 connection, but there doesn’t seem to be any confirmation of that at this time. MacG accurately predicted the most recent MacBook Air refresh, so it’s a safe bet that these iMacs are coming next week. We’ve heard similar whispers at 9to5Mac as well. A slight spec bump is probably not what users are looking for most in an updated iMac, and while we know Apple is working on Retina models, it doesn’t seem they’ll be hitting the market any time soon. On the upside, MacG also notes that there’s a possibility of a price decrease with this refresh.

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