2020 iMac released: no redesign, nano 5K display, upgraded mics and speakers

The news: The long-awaited iMac is available now…but it’s not the machine with slimmer bezels we were hoping for.

  • Faster 10th-generation Intel processors up to 10 cores
  • Double the memory capacity (up to 128GB)
  • Next-generation AMD graphics
  • SSDs now standard across all iMacs
  • New nano-texture glass option for less reflectivity
  • 1080p FaceTime HD camera
  • Higher fidelity speakers
  • 3 studio-quality mics
  • The design is identical to last year (and many, many years before)
  • The new wallpaper is slick, as always

Our take: While I’m happy the new iMac is finally here, it’s certainly nothing to write home about: it’s a spec refresh. I have a feeling that the Apple Silicon refresh, maybe some time next year, is when we’ll see the new iPad Pro-like design with ultra-slim bezels. But I still ordered one of these new iMacs now.