Is Apple bringing the desktop back? That’s what the latest rumors out of Asia could indicate, with plans for an upgraded iMac.
Digitimes claims that in addition to a new iPad revision, Apple is also planning on upgrading both the MacBook Pro and iMac in the first half of 2011.
The sources noted that Apple plans to launch at least four upgraded MacBook Pros as well as an iMac that features a new panel size and a price point for the mainstream market.
Not much info, but that hasn’t stopped people from speculating. Over at 9-to-5 Mac, the writeup mentions a few possible screen sizes and hope that rumors of a 22-inch multitouch desktop are true. 9-to-5 also thinks that the MacBook Pro will probably get a lighter, slimmer chassis similar to a MacBook Air.
It also seems that new Macs will probably carry the “Sandy Bridge” Intel Chips that have the graphics and main processor together.
Apple’s Q4 2010 earnings show that the company sold 1.242 million desktops and 2.643 million laptops, and nearly doubled its desktop sales over Q4 sales in 2009.
Both sets of revisions are said to be coming sometime in the first half of next year.