iPhone 5 event also to feature 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro, 2012 iMac?

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imac-2011.jpgWhile we’re all pretty certain that tomorrow will bring with it details of Apple’s iPhone 5, new rumours from supply chain sources are suggesting that the Cupertino company may also be preparing to show off a handful of computing devices too.

According to the sometimes-dubious claims of DigiTimes, sources from “the upstream supply chain,” suggest that a 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display will launch, alongside long-awaited new iMac models, ready “to target back-to-school demand and the year-end holidays” with a September or October release date of their own.

Many had expected both 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro and 2012 iMac models to be revealed alongside the 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro at WWDC 2012, but that proved not to be the case.

Interestingly, the report suggests three tiers of iMac models are on the way, though supply shortages mean that only the entry and mid-tier models will get an outing initially, with the top-spec machine being revealed separately at a later date when supply issues have been sorted.

The iMac in particular is well overdue an upgrade, being stuck in its current form since 2009, with only incremental internal upgrades arriving on an almost-yearly basis.

By Gerald Lynch | September 11th, 2012