Reports Now Peg June for iMac Refresh

Screen Shot 2012-04-04 at 11.56.13 AM.pngDigiTimes brings attention to a report from Economic Daily News, a Taiwanese publication, that claims Apple will roll out updated iMacs sometime in June. This comes significantly later than many expected, considering that Intel’s new Ivy Bridge processors are slated to launch later this month.

The report goes on to echo another recent report that suggests the new iMacs will have anti-reflective glass screens. They also claim that new MacBook Pros will be introduced by the end of the second quarter.

A similar timeframe for iMac updates has been noted before at How to Arena. More investing, is the timeframe for the MacBook Pros. It seems that Apple will be able to get quad-core, mobile, Ivy Bridge processors in line for the 15 and 17-inch MacBook Pros. These chips will be available on April 29th. Dual core chips suitable for the 13-inch MacBook Pros will not be available until early June.

Compounding the confusion, is the fact that a recent report claims Apple has started to ramp up production of the 15-inch model, but won’t begin ramping up 13-inch production until June- much the same as the new report. However, it is unclear as to whether Apple will rollout the new 15-inch model first, or if they will wait until both are ready sometime in June.

This is just a hunch, but this timeframe coincides very nicely with WWDC – perhaps these new Macs will be introduced then?