Marco Arment, the brains behind the popular Instapaper service which saves web content for offline reading, claims to have heard from trusty sources that Apple will not be giving the iMac a Retina display any time soon.
Confirming some of the hottest rumors around WWDC 2012, Apple this month introduced a brand new MacBook Pro
computer that not only has killer specs and a breathtaking design, it also comes equipped with an all-new Retina display that makes pixels invisible to the naked eye (at least from a normal viewing distance).
The screen produces incredibly crisp images with high-contrasting colors making the new Pro a dream machine for every creative, gamer, and pretty much everyone who enjoys a near-flawless visual experience.
However, this experience is not in the cards for the iMac, according to Marco Arment
, who spoke with his sources and learned that Apple isn’t ready to equip the all-in-one with such a display.
“I’ve now heard from multiple sources that while an iMac update is indeed coming this fall, it will not have Retina displays,” Arment wrote.
The first thing that pops into your mind when you see Apple refusing to give users the best in something is, of course, production costs.
The Cupertino giant is, by no means, happy to leave users wanting until it’s too late. Had large Retina displays been cheaper to produce, you can bet your grandpa they’d have put it in the iMac as well.
Repair shop iFixit
wasted no time in tearing down the brand new MacBook Pro right after its official debut.
They also took a closer look at the 15-inch (diagonal) Retina display and concluded that it was an engineering marvel
This engineering marvel, according to Digitimes Research
, costs Apple about $150 per unit. Just imagine how much a 21-inch version would cost.