iMac 2016 release date, specs rumors update: Desktop to be released second half of October with new MacBooks?

(Reuters/Chaiwat Subprasom)A sales assistant shows features of iOS 9 on an Apple iMac at an Apple reseller shop in Bangkok Sept. 18, 2015.

The iMac 2016 is expected to finally arrive next month. However, it is now unclear if the desktop computer will be released alongside other Mac products.

According to reports, Apple is aiming for an October launch. However, it is looking like the tech giant is focused on the MacBook Pro, which has not been updated since 2012.

MacRumors reports that the company based in Cupertino is "moving rapidly toward a launch" of the laptop. If it plans to release it be alongside the iMac 2016, the desktop could be here soon as well.

The publication is reporting that Apple is looking at a launch set in the second half of October for the MacBook Pro, which could mean that it will be the same release schedule the new iMac can be expected.

MacRumors says that there is also the possibility that Apple will launch the iMac 2016 through press release only although a media event is not to be discounted either.

There are not many details with regards to the iMac 2016 in terms of its specifications and features. Bloomberg reported last month that it will be powered by AMD graphics cards.

The company recently introduced a new set of video cards based on its Polaris 10 and Polaris 11 technology, which caters to stellar gaming experience and an overall speedy and incredible performance.

Since the desktop is expected to pack more power than a laptop, the Polaris 10 is expected to be used on the iMac 2016 while Polaris 11 goes to the MacBooks.

The AMD graphics card boasts Virtual Reality (VR) support among others, which suggests that Apple is going big in the gaming department of the desktop computer.

Apart from the iMac 2016, a standalone 5K display is also said to be released next month alongside the iMac 2016.

As for a much more specific release date, it appears that fans should just be on the lookout as October approaches.

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