The iMac 2020 is heavily rumoured to launch this year, especially since Intel recently launched its 10th Gen desktop processors.
A report from The China Times has also suggested a new iMac will feature a 23-inch display, seeing the bezel drastically squashed down to make room for more screen space. This will apparently replace the 21.5-inch iMac as the entry-level offering.
The same source also claims Apple will begin mass production of the new iMac in Q3 of this year. That said, there’s every chance there could be selays due to the ongoing global pandemic.
Keep reading on for more details on the iMac 2020, and stay tuned for our eventual review and final verdict.
iMac 2020 release date – When will it launch?
The iMac 2020 will launch in Q4 2020 according to various reports.
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, which is likely to be the first glimpse we get of the upcoming desktop computer.
iMac 2020 price – How much will it cost?
The iMac 2020 could apparently be even cheaper than the existing 21.5-inch iMac, although there’s no word from Apple just yet.
If true, this means it could potentially undercut the current £1049 starting price for Apple’s all-in-one desktop computer. We’re remaining sceptical about this right now though, especially with recent poor conversion rates for US dollars.
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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, which is slightly larger than the existing 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.
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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.