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by Tom Nelson

Rumor has it that Apple will announce a 27-inch iMac with a Retina display sometime in October. This new display would have twice the current 27-inch iMac’s resolution, which would place it at exactly the same resolution as the recently announced (although not yet available) Dell UltraSharp 27 Ultra HD 5K display, which comes in at 5120×2880 pixels. The Dell monitor is expected to retail for $2,500, which leads me to the question:

How much would you pay for a 27-inch iMac with Retina Display?

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I’ve mentioned several times that Apple would like to bring a higher resolution display to the iMac lineup. A 27-inch 5120×2880 display would double the current resolution, and make the big iMac an amazing system for graphics and video professionals.

The recent rumors, coming from 9to5Mac and Jack March, all indicate an unnamed source, likely an insider who has at least seen, if not worked with, the new iMac. This insider information suggests that Apple is in the closing stages of getting ready to roll out a new high-resolution iMac.

The implication is that Apple will use an October press event to announce new iPads, OS X Yosemite, and new 27-inch iMacs.

Read more on About: Macs.

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