KGI: upcoming iMac refresh taps LED phosphor material to boost color saturation of the display

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Following his prediction a month ago that next-generation iMacs will launch very soon, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo revealed more details in an analysis shared Thursday with clients, a copy of which was obtained by AppleInsider.

The new iMac upgrade will feature a “much better display,” owing to the use of a LED phosphor material known as KSF to boost color saturation.

In addition to a clearer screen with more vivid colors, the new iMacs should include Intel’s latest processors.

iMac shipments could reach a KGI-estimated one million units in the September quarter, representing a 100 percent sequential growth from the June quarter.

Kuo first mentioned the possibility of an iMac with an improved scree technology in a note issued to clients a month ago.

“We believe Apple will introduce new iMac models in 3Q15, which are expected to have key selling points such as more powerful processors and much better display quality,” he wrote.

“We predict the panel will use a LED phosphor material called KSF to notably boost color saturation.”

The 27-inch iMac with ultra high resolution “Retina 5K” panel featuring a screen resolution of 5,120‑by‑2,880 pixels debuted last October. The flagship all-in-one then received a minor CPU boost in May 2015 while the rest of the family received a price cut.

We have been also hearing that the 27-inch iMac with 5K Retina display could soon receive a resolution boost to eight megapixels, while the 21.5-inch model is expected to go from full HD to 4K resolution.

iMacs are not expected to adopt Intel’s latest SkyLake processors until early-2016.

Source: AppleInsider