Apple iMac 2016
A new iMac computer is seen follownig a presentation at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, California October 16, 2014. Reuters/Robert Galbraith

The Apple iMac 2017 is a highly-anticipated device and the all-in-one (AIO) computer is expected to come with some interesting specs. The debate currently is on the processor the iMac 2017 is going to sport. Many believe, the release of the iMac 2017 got delayed due to the Kaby Lake processor that Apple is incorporating into the device.

Numerous reports have suggested that the Apple iMac 2017 may be released during the next Apple event. The logical choice for Apple has to be the Intel Kaby Lake chipset though supply delays may force the Cupertino-based tech giant to go for the Skylake SoC, just like the Apple MacBook Pro 2016.

Intel could be revealing its latest high-advanced Kaby Lake processors at the Consumer Electronics Show 2017 in Las Vegas. As the upcoming AIO is expected to be decked with features, a Kaby Lake chipset can only make them better. The Kaby Lake chipset is required to run all high-end features successfully.

Some of these top features include a 4-core processor, 5K Display and native support for 4K video. Tech enthusiasts believe that the iMac 2017 will be a precious possession for graphic artists, film and photography professionals. Other potential specs USB Type-C Thunderbolt 3 ports, Touch ID and Touch Bar.

For many, the Apple iMac 2017 is long overdue. Hence, they all want a very powerful device that can make up for this long refresh gap. The 27-inch model may also be VR-ready. The MacBook Pro 2016 has recently got the touch strip along with a fingerprint scanner. The Apple iMac 2017 could become the first VR-ready Apple desktop.

If this feature really comes to the iMac, Apple will have an instant upper hand over Microsoft Surface Studio writes iTech Post. A 16GB RAM in iMac 2017 may also become the new standard for all iMac devices. A full Flash Storage is also expected.

Stay tuned on IBT AU for more updates on the Apple iMac 2017.