Rumors suggest imminent release of 21.5-inch iMac with 4K display

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With much of the hype over Apple’s latest round of iOS devices finally coming to a lull, the company is starting to prepare some new Mac launches, 9to5Mac reports. The first of which is, apparently, a new 21.5-inch iMac with a 4K resolution display.

The reports, which 9to5Mac says derive from “multiple reliable sources,” suggest you might start seeing these computers on the shelf of your local Apple Store as early as next Tuesday, Oct. 13. Larger shipments will begin to initiate from there. Because of this, don’t expect the 4K iMac to be commonplace until at least early November.

On the outside, save for their ultra-high definition displays, the 4K iMacs don’t appear to differ too drastically from their 1080p counterparts. However, internally, the graphics cards will be “much faster” and OS X El Capitan will come preinstalled. Like the 27-inch 5K iMac before it, the 4K iMac is expected to cost a little more than its lesser twin.

Of course, as we reported back in August, Apple also filed with the FCC for a new Magic Mouse and Bluetooth keyboard, allegedly sporting Force Touch capabilities and improved battery life, respectively. While it’s not clear yet if those accessories will launch alongside the new iMac, now’s undoubtedly a better time than ever.

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