While we await confirmation of a potential new MacBook 12-inch on the laptop front, over on the desktop, Apple fans still crave an update to the all-in-one iMac 2020.
There’s yet to be an announcement about an iMac refresh but reporting from The China Times has pointed towards an update that will introduce a new size for the desktop machine. The new size would feature a 23-inch display, up from the current 21.5-inch base model. Whether this would follow the MacBook Pro 16-inch formula of keeping the same size but upping the display by trimming down bezels remains to be seen.
Reporting from the same source suggests that Apple will begin mass production of the new iMac in Q3 of this year. However, no word yet on if the ongoing global pandemic has affected these plans at all.
A leaker who accurately predicted the iPhone SE 2 has also gotten in on the iMac action. While not offering much detail, the leaker included a new Apple all-in-one on a list of upcoming products for the company.
For the full lowdown on the Apple’s next iMac, read on – and then, make sure to bookmark this page and head on back now and them. We’ll be making sure to keep it up to date with all the latest rumours, speculation and – most importantly – concrete info on the new all-in-one.
iMac 2020 release date – When will it launch?
The iMac 2020 will apparently launch in Q4 2020.
This information was reported by The China Times, which also claims mass production will start in Q3 2020. There’s no official word from Apple just yet though.
Apple usually hosts an October event to show off its new laptop and computer, so we reckon that’s the most likely month to expect an official launch.
iMac 2020 price – How much will it cost?
Reports suggest the iMac 2020 will cost even less than the existing 21.5-inch iMac.
If true, this means it could potentially undercut the current £1049 starting price for Apple’s all-in-one desktop computer.
Related: MacBook Pro 2020
iMac 2020 screen – How big will the screen be?
The iMac 2020 will see a new 23-inch screen size if reports are to be believed. This will be a decent upgrade from the current 21.5-inch model.
It’s not clear whether the new iMac will see an overall larger size to fit the new screen, or whether Apple will reduce the thickness of the bezel in order to retain the current form factor and footprint.
We’re hoping for the latter, with computing manufacturers recently following a trend of cutting down the bezel for some gorgeous results. The Dell XPS 13 2020 laptop looks particularly glam with an ‘InfinityEdge’ display, and we’re hoping for similar results with the iMac, even as a desktop computer.
Since current iMac screens already have outstanding specs, with resolution options climbing all the way up to 4K, we doubt Apple will make significant upgrades in this regard. There have been no rumours or reports to suggest otherwise, too.
Related: iMac 2019 review
iMac 2020 performance – How powerful will it be?
There have been no rumours or reports regarding the iMac 2020 specs so far, but we reckon it will have a processor refresh.
The most powerful iMac currently only sees an 8th-generation Intel Core chip, which is outdated these days. The Intel 10th-gen desktop CPU has since launched, seeing boosted clock speeds climb as high as 5.3GHz. We expect Apple to update its iMac with either a 9th Gen or 10th Gen Intel chip.
It’s also possible Apple will update the iMac’s GPU, with the Radeon Pro 575X being the current entry-level option.