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This year’s all-digital Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) promises to be exciting with rumours Apple is redesigning its age-old iMac for the first time in more than eight years.
Though Apple has updated the iMac’s internal hardware several times over the past few years, with the recent update prompting shades of criticism from around the globe, the desktop’s look has remained mostly the same since 2012 when the company reduced the thinnest part of its tapered casing to 5mm.
However, reports are that Apple will look to make a substantial redesigned to its iMac with slimmer bezels, an SSD, AMD Navi GPUs and Apple’s T2 security chip all set to be announced at WWDC 2020 later this month, according to Apple leaker Sonny Dickson.
The new, more squared-off design is rumored to closely resemble pricey Apple’s Pro Display XDR and the recent iPad Pro in terms of appearance.
No doubt, Apple are not new to complete refresh or overhaul of a product design with the iPhone X(2017) and iPad Pro(2018) all fallen prey to cutting edge updates in recent years.
New iMac incoming at WWDC. iPad Pro design language, with Pro Display like bezels. T2 chip, AMD Navi GPU, and no more fusion drive
— Sonny Dickson (@SonnyDickson) June 9, 2020
Dickinson further reveals that Apple’s new all-in-one desktop will feature AMD’s well-received and powerful Navi GPUs and that all configurations will feature an SSD.
This would be a very important Integration as any iMac in the lineup with an SSD is expected to take advantage of Apple’s T2 co-processor, allowing for faster read/write speeds and several security features.
At Apple’s upcoming WWDC2020 scheduled to kick off on the 22nd June, Apple is also expected to announce its Mac lineup is shifting to ARM-based CPUs.
It’s unclear if this rumored iMac refresh will be the first computer to include Apple’s new proprietary chip given Macs aren’t expected to feature the new processor architecture until 2021.
Annoucement on a new versions of its operating systems, including iOS, macOS, iPadOS, watchOS and tvOS is also expected with plans to support contact tracing apps.
It’s possible Apple has plans to bring ARM to a laptop like the MacBook Air first, taking a leaf out of what Microsoft already did with the Surface Pro X this year.
Source: @SonnyDickson Via: mobilesyrup