After a decade, Apple is finally planning to redesign its iMac all-in-one desktop, according to a new report from Bloomberg. Apple reportedly will wow consumers with the most substantial visual change to any product in its lineup this year.
This redesign is more than cosmetic. It also is tied into Apple’s move away from Intel processors as the company begins to ramp up the rollout of its own silicon.
Bloomberg, citing people familiar with Apple plans, describes the iMac refresh in detail. According to the rumor, Apple plans to debut two new iMac versions that’ll replace the current 21.5-inch and 27-inch models.
Codenamed J456 and J457, the two iMac desktops will do away with the thick bezels and bulky metallic chin area and adopt a design much like Apple’s latest Pro Display XDR monitor. Accordingly, the new iMac desktop will have slim bezels around all four sides of the screen.
Not surprisingly, the new iMac desktops will ditch Intel processors in favor of the company’s silicon. Last year, Apple said it is committed to bringing its silicon to all computers in its lineup. Apple is already selling new M1-powered MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models. The duo has received rave reviews for its fast performance and excellent battery life.
These new iMac desktops, along with the 2021 MacBook Pro models, may be powered by the next-generation M1 chipset, which is expected to kick the performance up yet another notch.