The new basic iMac units are reportedly starting production next month as Apple aims to launch them around the third quarter.
The iMac 2017 is expected to sport an Intel Xeon E3-1285 processor along with ECC RAM.
Apple has already confirmed it is working on new iMac models for release later this year, but today's report offers another hint at what could be in store for creative pros and puts a more specific timeframe on those plans.
Because of the wider discussion about the state of the "Mac Pro" and professional Mac users, Apple made a decision to disclose the company's plan regarding its forthcoming products. The device will also include an ECC RAM up to 64GB.
According to WCCFTech, "the advantage of having ECC RAM present in a computer is that it can detect and fix errors on its own, preventing crashes and data corruption as a result, which is also why they carry a very high price tag". Due to this, it can also increase reliability and system's overall performance. The new iMac is expected to be unveiled in late 2017. The new high-end iMac might also support up to 2TB of NVM Express PCI-e SSD storage.
About a couple of weeks ago, Apple unexpectedly announced that not only is it going to launch an iMac 2017 update, the company is likewise planning to release a pro variant of its all-in-one desktop. Currently, Apple is using a mobile version of GPU parts on "iMac". Other rumors have pointed to Apple working on a new iMac keyboard that could have the Touch Bar and Touch ID tech from the latest MacBook Pro.
Apple is readying its 2017 iMacs, set to unveil second half of the year, with even more powerful and upgraded specs and new features ready to compete with Microsoft's Surface Studio.