updated 05:11 am EDT, Wed June 18, 2014
Updated iMac processors, Retina displays touted
Apple has temporarily taken the online Apple Store offline for all customers, ahead of what is believed to be the launch of some upgraded hardware. The multilingual "We'll be back" front page note is likely to be a sign that new iMacs are inbound, with recent rumors suggesting a general processor speed increase of 100MHz for the desktop computers.
The 21.5-inch iMacs are thought to use recently-introduced Intel processors, including the 3GHz i5-4590S and the 3.2GHz i5-4790S. The larger 27-inch models are said to have 3.3GHz and 3.5GHz Core i5 processors, as well as an option for a 3.6GHz i7-4790. There is a possibility that the new iMacs will have Retina support, as well as faster Thunderbolt 2 ports.