Apple could unveil a redesigned iMac with slim bezels in just under two weeks at its World Wide Developers Conference on June 22nd, according to leaker Sonny Dickson.
It has been almost eight years since the iMac got its last redesign, and despite still being a pretty machine, it is starting to look a little long in the tooth today. It’s understandable that many Apple fans want something new.
Dickson says the new iMac will use “iPad Pro design language, with Pro Display like bezels.” He doesn’t go into detail, but this suggests a return to sharper edges, a thinner form factor, and an almost edge-to-edge screen.
In addition, the machine will reportedly feature AMD Navi graphics — based on AMD’s newest architecture — and an Apple T2 Security Chip. Both of which seem like plausible upgrades for a brand-new Apple desktop.
New iMac incoming at WWDC. iPad Pro design language, with Pro Display like bezels. T2 chip, AMD Navi GPU, and no more fusion drive
— Sonny Dickson (@SonnyDickson) June 9, 2020
The rumour predicts the demise of the Fusion Drive as well. This would presumably be replaced in favor of flash media options, similar to how the Mac mini refresh of 2018 got rid of internal spinning hard drives.
As reported earlier today, Apple is also preparing to announce that it will begin transitioning its Mac lineup to ARM CPUs. However, the first Macs shipping with non-Intel CPUs are not expected until 2021 and will most likely be some kind of MacBook Air-esque form factor laptop.
Nevertheless, assuming the leak is accurate, the iMac will just barely get its ARM coprocessor in time, before Macs start going all-in on ARM for all computation.