Apple iMac 2016
A sales assistant shows features of iOS 9 on an Apple iMac at an Apple reseller shop in Bangkok September 18, 2015. Reuters/Chaiwat Subprasom

Recently, a 27-inch Apple iMac with 5K Retina Display and seventh generation Intel Kaby Lake processor popped up at Best Buy. The Apple iMac 2016 is expected anytime soon, and this listing on Best Buy made everyone believe it is the new iMac 2016. However, certain discrepancies have cast doubts on the listing.

The Apple iMac 2016 listing appeared Sunday night on Best Buy for the 32GB variant also boasting a 2TB Fusion Drive. It claims to have a seventh generation Intel Core i7 processor and AMD Radeon R9 M380 graphics chipset with 2GB of video RAM. The page is offering the product for US$3,199 (AU$4,170 approx).

However, experts have found discrepancies with the model number K0SC0LL/A as it does not conform to the existing nomenclature of MK462, MK472, or MK482 prefacing a remaining two digits, and completed with a /A, writes Apple Insider.

Moreover, an existing model in the Apple official website also offers a 2TB Fusion Drive, 32GB RAM and a 4.0 GHz sixth generation i7 processor. It carries a price tag $50 less than the one being offered at Best Buy as iMac 2016.

Another discrepancy is the AMD Radeon R9 M380 graphics chipset as R9 M395 is already being offered in the existing 5K iMac. It’s also not clear if Kaby Lake quad-core processors compatible with 27-inch Retina 5K iMac is shipping at all.

It is possible that the listing is a big mistake by some Best Buy employee or just a placeholder, writes TechnoBuffalo. But whatever it is, the timing seems to be perfect. It proves that Apple is gearing up for the iMac 2016 release and it can be very much in October. The MacBook Pro 2016 is also anticipated this month.

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