Apple is reportedly working on a new iMac and new Mac Pro powered by a more powerful version of the M1 processor and will come with a unique design.
According to Bloomberg’s report, Apple will introduce a new iMac 21-inch and a new iMac 27-inch this year, featuring a unique design and more powerful M processors. As far as the design is concerned, the report notes that the new iMac will have a boxy and flatter looks similar to the iPhone 12 series and the Apple Pro XDR display. It will have thinner bezels than the current iMacs and get rid of the large aluminum chin. The new iMacs will be flat on the back and will not have the curved cover that the everyday iMac use.
When introduced, the new iMacs will be the first redesigned iMac in almost a decade.
Apple is working on more powerful M processors that will go into the MacBook Pro 15-inch and 16-inch and into the new iMacs. The M1 we have seen runs exceptionally cool, and this will likely help Apple introduce sleeker and more compact iMacs in 2021.
Apple is also working on a redesign of the Mac Pro, notes the report. While nothing is final or confirmed, Apple is likely to launch two new Mac Pro computers in 2021. One of them will be similar to the existing Mac Pro, with its large aluminum case, and an Intel processor will power it. But the Bloomberg report says that the company is also going to introduce a compact Mac Pro, with its design inspired by the old PowerMac G4, compact and yet powerful.
Currently, it is not clear which sort of M processors will go into these new Macs. The MacBook Pro 13-inch, new Mac mini, and the MacBook Air use an M1 processor, four high-performance cores, four power-efficient cores, and eight graphics cores. They also have up to 16GB of RAM. The new iMac and the larger MacBook Pro Apple may use an M processor with up to 16 high-performance cores. In the compact Mac Pro, the company may decide to use an M processor with 16 or 32 high-performance cores.
Apart from the new Macs, Apple is also rumored to introduce a unique display that will be significantly cheaper than the Pro Display XDR, which in India has its price starting from Rs 4,49,900. The rumored new production cost from Apple is expected to be $999, which in India could be close to Rs 80,000 to Rs 90,000.