Following on from the recent report suggesting that the MacBook Pro would be receiving a revamp in the design department, a new report is claiming that the iMac is also in line to receive an upgrade. According to a report from ABC News, the iMac will soon be on the receiving end of a Retina Display update that will substantially boost the screen resolution.
The report follows on from yesterdays report that the MacBook Pro would also be getting Retina Display when the next iteration of it is released at the Word Wide Developers Conference in June. Retina Display, or HiDPI as it is referred to in the Mac OS, has long been thought to be coming to the Mac, primarily because of the discovery of a HiDPI mode in the latest version of the Mac operating system, 10.7 Lion, as well as standard OS X icons getting increased resolution in the latest builds of the OS.
There is no detail on exactly how high the resolution will go, but a quadruple resolution Mac display seems to be the logical way for Apple to perform the upgrade. Naturally, however, a massively increased resolution would require a substantial amount of processing power behind it, so the next generation iMac, and MacBook Pro, will probably ship with some hefty graphics cards.
A Retina Display upgrade to either the MacBook Air or Mac Pro is also likely following the upgrade to the display on the MacBook Pro and iMac. The new MacBook Pro is expected to make its debut at the WWDC in June so expect some good news shortly after that.