Our take: While this could be baseless speculation, Gurman is known to tweet things like this when he’s heard a tidbit in the background. Plus, it adds up: Apple’s M1 chip is very similar to the A14 processor, so the next Mac chips will likely be similar to the A-series, too.
Our take: Even MORE evidence that at least the smaller iMac may be getting updated soon. Again, this hasn’t been suggested by credible sources yet, but all signs are pointing to the Apple Silicon iMac refresh coming shortly.
The leak: Apple has confirmed that an iMac with Apple Silicon inside is in active development, as first shared by developer Dennis Oberhoff.
According to 9to5Mac, “What this screenshot shows is that this developer’s application crashed while being used on an iMac powered by an ARM processor. Apple does not currently sell an iMac powered by an ARM processor, so this signals that the app was being used on an unreleased iMac with Apple Silicon processor.”
Apple’s redesigned iMac with Apple Silicon inside could launch as early as Apple’s rumored April special event, but sources broadly aren’t expecting the new models to drop until Fall
Our take: Another indicator that Apple may be planning to launch these new iMacs soon. No release date is confirmed yet, but I am cautiously optimistic based on previously reported timelines and the slew of iMac news lately.
Other sources have suggested the new iMac would launch sometime later in 2021
Our take: I mean I’m wildly excited but skeptical at the same time. Mark Gurman (89.1% accurate) has a better track record and says that we shouldn’t expect new iMacs for a few months still. Perhaps they’re both right: one iMac model in the first half of this year and the second a bit later on.
Our take: As I predicted, the iMac Pro was a stopgap product for the time between late 2017 to late 2019 (when the redesigned Mac Pro was released). As much as I’d love to see a new iMac Pro in the future…for now, I think this is the end.