The new iMac is expected to sport classier enclosures and add a few bells and whistles.
The new all-in-one, dual-core desktops were finalized earlier in September and have been rolling off the Mac maker's Taiwanese product lines for roughly two weeks, according to two people familiar with the matter.
In addition to more affordable pricing, the systems are expected to come clad in a thinner industrial design, one of those people added.
It's possible that the new iMac will get an optional Blu-ray drive and a pair of other associated enhancements -- one believed to be related to audio.
AppleInsider believes the new systems will be announces between next week and mid October.