Earlier this week we reported on the possibility of the new Apple iMac computers getting anti-reflective LCD glass and we mentioned that the release date for the new iMacs was unknown. Well, now we have a possible release date that seems to be building momentum: June 2012. Yes, that’s right, in roughly two months, you might be able to get your hands on a new iMac that comes with anti-reflective glass and a faster processor.
Digitimes reported today that a Taiwanese newspaper thinks that Apple will introduce the newly updated iMac computers in June. Although June is right around the corner, many analysts and experts expected Apple to release the Ivy Bridge-powered iMac computer in April or May. Now that this isn’t likely to happen, it appears that Apple is aiming for a June release.
There’s a few reasons why a June iMac release makes a lot of sense. First, there’s the obvious: Apple holds their World Wide Developers Conference in June of every year, and they typically use the platform to introduce new products. Although the spotlight is generally on Apple’s iPhone for that year (and likely will be on the iPhone 5 this year), Apple has previously used WWDC to introduce new MacBooks and iMacs.
The second reason why a June iMac release date makes sense is that it’s right smack dab in the middle of the graduation season. As students graduate high school and prepare for college in the fall, many parents and family members will flock to Apple stores to purchase a new iMac for their graduate. Financially speaking, the summer is the perfect time to release a product like the iMac or MacBook.
And the third reason? Well, a June release means more time for Apple to really polish up some neat new features, and possibly ship the new iMac with OS X Mountain Lion pre-installed.