With all of this talk of iPhones and iPads, it’s easy to forget that Apple also manufactures a very popular brand of computers..and that Apple is constantly making improvements to said computers. Here’s yet another example of Apple’s never ending desire to build a better Mac computer (or, in this case, an iMac): the possible addition of Anti-Reflective Glass.
According to the typically reliable Digitimes, the iMac–Apple’s Desktop version of the Mac computer–is set to get anti-reflective glass. The glass will obviously make the computer much easier to see, especially in well-lit environments where sunshine hitting the screen can be a pain. For those designers, musicians and other professionals (and hobbyists) who use the iMac in a room with the blinds up, this is kinda a big deal.
As Digitimes points out, they are basing this information on G-Tech Optoelectronics and their ramped up production of the cover glass for both the new iPad and iMac. G-Tech is said to be working hands on with Apple to create the perfect anti-reflective glass for the new iMac, likely due either later this year or early next year.
So what else can be expected from the next-generation Apple iMac? Well, based on what we’ve been hearing from various sources, the iMac will likely have several upgrades. In addition to the aforementioned anti-reflective glass, the iMac should also receive the new Ivy Bridge processor by Intel. As you may or may not already know, the Ivy Bridge is signficantly faster than previous Intel processors, so this could really be a game changer for the iMac. The iMac also will likely receive upgraded USB ports and perhaps bigger storage space. We also expect an upgraded to the Apple iMac’s RAM, thus making the next iMac even more of a powerhouse PC than its predecessors.
No word yet on when the new iMac will be out in stores–however, given Apple’s tendency to announce new Apple products at the Worldwide Developers Conference in June, we wouldn’t be surprised if the new iMac is just around the corner.