An even bigger Apple silicon iMac powered by Apple’s next-gen chip due in 2021

Apple's promotional image showing the 24-inch iMac in all colors

A brand new Apple silicon iMac to interchange the 27-inch Intel-based fashions is coming later in 2021, powered by the next-generation Apple M2 chip, in line with a dependable Bloomberg reporter.


STORY HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman believes a much bigger iMac is coming quickly
  • It needs to be a substitute for the Intel-based 27-inch fashions
  • The all-in-one may debut next-generation Apple silicon

An M2-powered iMac coming later in 2021

Gurman in a brand new version of his Energy On publication on Bloomberg expresses the assumption {that a} successor to Apple’s present Intel-based 30-inch iMac fashions is coming later in 2021 after the corporate in April 2021 launched the redesigned 24-inch iMac, equipping it with its M1 chip.

I completely nonetheless consider {that a} bigger, redesigned ‌iMac‌ to interchange the Intel 27-inch fashions is en route. Apple growing the display dimension of the smaller mannequin from 21.5 inches to 24 inches appears to point that the 27-inch mannequin may see a dimension improve as effectively. I don’t assume, nonetheless, that Apple will launch the bigger mannequin with the identical M1 chip that’s within the smaller mannequin. It seemingly can be an M1X, the beefier model of the present ‌M1‌, or an M2X.

However is Apple actually going to make use of “X” branding to market an enhanced M1 chip, as some consider (this needs to be the identical chip thought to energy the upcoming 14 and 16-inch MacBook Professionals). Apple likes easy messaging and calling the chip simply “M1” or “M2” as an alternative of “M1X” or “M2X” could be a a lot better determination from a branding perspective.

Alternatively, Apple has been leveraging “X” branding for years now to tell apart between its customized chips for iPads, that are enhanced variations of their iPhone counterparts (so, the A12X powers suitable iPad fashions whereas the A12 is an iPhone-only chip).

Speculating on the M2 iMac options

Other than such mundane particulars, we’re rather more interested by any potential new options that the redesigned all-in-one desktop would possibly deliver to the desk. Assuming the design is unchanged from the present  24-inch iMac, we must always most likely count on related thinness, lightness, quiet operation and responsiveness that amazed us on the M1-powered 24-incher.

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It can even be fascinating seeing whether or not the colourful colour choices provided with the 24-incher will prolong to this upcoming greater iMac. We assume inventive professionals would be the major goal marketplace for these all-in-one machines because of their quicker chips with extra RAM, greater screens and so forth. And as Gurman stated, this new iMac will most likely transcend the 27 inches of the present Intel-based mannequin because of its redesigned look with skinnier display bezels.

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