Budget iMac on the way, reports analyst

Macworld Australia Staff
15 October, 2013
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After the less than accurate predictions about the iPhone 5c, you’d think that analysts and commenters would be a touch more circumspect when it comes to musing about possible lower priced Apple products.

But, no, the blogs are at it again, with reports circulating about there being a more affordable, ‘budget’ iMac on the cards.

The original source of the speculation is one Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities, reports AppleInsider.com. The website notes that, as analysts go, Kuo has a more impressive prediction track record than many.

At the weekend, the analyst published a research note claiming that a lower cost version of the iMac desktop is due to be released next year. Kuo “believes the lower pricing will boost overall iMac shipments by between 10 and 20 percent year over year in 2014,” reports AppleInsider.

The move could possibly be a response to the decreasing numbers of the desktop being shipped in the third quarter, with Kuo suggesting that the redesigned iMac of late 2012 was set at too high a price.

The iMac has seen another refresh recently, with the latest desktops now featuring Intel’s Haswell CPUs, 802.11ac Wi-Fi and GeForce 700-series graphics.

by Macworld Australia staff


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