Rumors about the release of iMac 2017 have been around the internet for months. It has been a long time since Apple released a new iMac and it is indeed possible that the Cupertino-based tech giant will release something soon. While waiting for an announcement from Apple, there are different theories circulating the web.

Speculated specs

Apparently, one thing that fans of the iMac 2017 will be talking about is the specs and features of the product. According to leaks, it might come with 16 to 64GB ECC RAM, up to 2TB NVMe SSD, and also a one-of-a kind GPU.

Other reports are saying that it will feature Intel's Kaby Lake processor and AMD's new Ryzen 7 but the latest news reveals that it will be sporting Intel’s Xeon E3-1285 v6 processor. Although rumors appear uncertain over whether or not it will use an Intel or AMD processor, what is certain is that it will definitely use the most accessible CPU.

Speculations reveal that iMac 2017 is currently searching for a better graphics processor. Since it is expected to come out in two versions, each one may use a different type of graphics card. The 21-inch version may use Iris or Iris Pro graphic cards while the 27-inch unit might utilize the new AMD GPU. But then, there is also the chance that it will use the Radeon graphics card with Polaris design.

In addition, it will be manufactured by Quanta Computer which is one of the titans in the world of AIO PC makers.

The design

The new iMac will also feature improvements in its exterior which will include the Touch Bar that is featured in the 2016 MacBook Pro. The chassis is a Thunderbolt 3/USB Type-C port, while its wireless keyboard will come with Touch ID functionality.

Release date

Many are also interested to know about the release of the next iMac. Apple did not provide a Release Date yet, but it may be out by the third quarter of 2017. This expected release may create a new trend in the desktop market, and may lead to an overall upswing in sales, as recent figures have shown a decline of late.