Apple is replacing their current Intel-powered iMacs with Apple Silicon-powered Macs that will also see a design refresh. Jon Prosser, notable Apple leaker has alleged that the 2021 iMac will come in five different colors, similar to the five colors offered in iMacs of the past.
What are the five alleged colors options? According to Prosser, the new iMac will come colors similar to last year’s iPad Air – Silver, Space Gray, Rose Gold, Sky Blue and Mint.
WHAT WILL IT LOOK LIKE?
We previously reported on the design refresh of the 2021 iMac in that the design is a mystery at this point but some insiders have said it will resemble the iPad Pro/iPhone 12 design with flat sides. Some speculate that the iMac will get touch support and curved display corners like the iPad Pro. If the design is rumored to look much like Apple’s iPad Pro/Air in that it will feature flat edges like many other recent devices like iPhone 12 and a bezel-less display, then the iMac may finally nix the curved back. Based on reputable rumors we may see a smaller 24-inch model earlier in the year then a 27-inch later in 2021 with similar designs, one being smaller than the other.
WHAT WILL POWER THE 2021 IMAC?
According to Bloomberg, “Apple is working on designs with as many as 16 power cores and four efficiency cores. That configuration is most likely for the iMac and Mac Pro models, whereas the 8-12 high performance core enabled model we previously reported on would likely be for the next-gen 16-inch MacBook Pro. The first of the three Apple Silicon chips will be a 12-core processor with a unique mix of eight high performance cores called “Firestorm” cores and four energy efficient core called “Icestorm” cores. There is a clear Fire & Ice reference here that also relates to the cores that will be hotter and cooler. Apple is said to already be working Apple Silicon with more than 12 cores with the company designing second-generation processors for Macs based on the future unannounced M1X/M2 chip.