OS X El Capitan’s latest beta hints at 4K 21.5-inch iMac display, and Bluetooth multi-touch remote

In October 2014, Apple refreshed its flagship all-in-one (my dream desktop) with an insanely sharp 5K screen, among other hardware changes. The update left seasoned watchers wondering about the fate of its smaller 21.5-inch baseline sibling, which has remained stuck with a Full HD 1,920-by-1,080 screen.

According to a report published recently by 9to5Mac, and citing reference points found within the aforementioned beta, Apple is looking to add at least two worthwhile products to the market: A 4K 21.5-inch iMac display, as well as a Bluetooth remote with multi-touch support, which could very well be bundled with a brand new Apple TV at some point down the road.

First, the new display. According to the report, the new OS X El Capitan beta references support for a Mac display with a resolution of 4096×2034. The report reasons that, while the larger 27.5-inch iMac display packs a 5K display, the smaller panel could be upgraded with a 4K display easily enough.

On top of that, there is also a reference to a new Intel graphics chip known as Iris Pro 6200. That particular chip is a Broadwell-integrated chipset, and it would be a perfect fit for a 4K resolution display. With these two hints, it stands to reason that Apple has a nice upgrade for the 21.5-inch iMac coming down the line.
Finally, the latest El Capitan beta also sheds light on a new, Bluetooth-enabled multi-touch remote, which is also able to connect to devices via an infrared sensor. The remote also includes a trackpad that offers multi-touch support, as well as inertial scrolling support for good measure. The device might also support audio, which could mean that Siri functionality would be on board as well.

Source: 9to5Mac


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