Normally when Apple announces a new iOS or OS X version for a fall release it will coincide with a release of a new product running one of the operating systems. This has today been backed up with a new piece of leaked code that claims that Apple may be launching a Retina display version of the iMac.
The code was found in a developer version of Apple’s OS X Yoesmite, with coding that states that the display may appear in a new 27 inch iMac, doubling the resolution of the current 27 inch model, with a possible native resolution of around 6400 x 3600 according to the leak.
This code leak stating a resolution that indicates hexa “00001900 00000e10? which is a resolution scaling of 6400 x 3600, or around 3200 x 1800 HiDPI. This is then continued with a couple of new resolutions, including 5760 x 3240 (2880 x 1620 HiDPI) and 4096 x 2304 (2048 x 1152 HiDPI), with a few other resolutions alongside that.
These resolutions would however be scaled down on the Retina iMac if true, and should be about 3200 x 1800 in the final resolution, something which is similar to the current Retina MacBook Pro which has a native resolution of 2880 x 1800, but a scaled resolution of 1440 x 900.
As of yet there’s nothing official about the Retina iMac, but it is likely that Apple will announce it during an event the we expect will take place in Fall, marking the release of OS X Mavericks, iOS 8 and some new devices to go with them.