Apple introduced the new Mac with the Apple Silicon chip. Specifically, these are two models of MacBook Air laptops and MacBook Pro 13, as well as a desktop computer, which is the new 2020 Mac mini with M1 chip.
Entrados ya en el nuevo año, nadie duda de que las renovaciones de equipos de Apple llegarán en este 2021 at los iMac de sobremesa, con aires nuevos también en diseño, de manera que las configuraciones dejen atrás a los chips de Intel para empezar esta nueva was.
When will the iMac with Silicon chip be released?
The new Apple iMac is expected to arrive with a complete hardware overhaul, and not just news focused on what will be the chip that rules inside. A China Times report from October 2020 suggested that the iMac M1 would launch in spring 2021.
Apple is said to have an event scheduled for next March in which it could be featured, although nothing confirms this fact. If we look years back, the launch of the iMac M1 could be lightly portrayed until June coinciding with the celebration of WWDC 2021.
Find out about all the Apple products that will arrive in March 2021 in this article.
IMac Silicon Specifications
In recent years, we’ve been involved in how Apple has felt somewhat frustrated with delays in the manufacturing and supply chain of Intel chips, which has disrupted the launch and manufacturing dates of its new equipment. .
Some of the more professional, creative Mac users may wonder if Apple Silicon processors will match Intel’s options and, more importantly, if Apple’s new integrated graphics GPU will be as good as AMD’s.
We have more information on how Apple Silicon compares to Intel in this article.
It looks like we won’t know the answers to these questions for some time, as it looks like mainstream laptops will be the first to receive processors from Apple, until they hit desktops.
The Mac mini will also allow us to take the pulse of that performance boost that Apple is claiming, with a GPU optimized for high-performance graphics tasks. In addition to the 8 cores of the GPU, there are the 16 cores of the Neural Engine or machine learning which will allow certain tasks to be optimized.
There are plenty of reasons why we think it’s time for Apple to completely redesign the iMac, as it’s not ergonomic, the design is somewhat dated, and the screen has been made obsolete in part by its large glasses.
So what will be the big news? We’ll definitely see much thinner bezels as well as improved display technology on the iMac. As we have seen on the MacBook, the use of the screen will be much better.
In this regard, there are rumors that a 23in iMac will be intended to replace the 21.5in model in a similarly sized body. The new model could inherit the design of the Pro Display XDR and Pro screen type frames.
It’s not just the exterior that will change. As the technology inside the iMac gets more powerful, it can obviously get hotter. When Apple introduced the mighty iMac Pro in 2017, some changes were needed to its interior.
To make room for these changes, Apple would only produce the iMac Pro with an SSD without the possibility of opting for a configuration with Fusion Drive. Going forward, we expect to see similar internal changes to the standard iMac.
Bigger and improved iMac display
With smaller bezels, we might even see a 30-inch screen on the larger iMac, while the smaller ones might have a 23-inch screen diagonal.
Although the new iMac doesn’t have to be this big to offer a 6K display. A 30-inch display with smaller bezels could still accommodate a resolution of 6016 x 3384 pixels for a Retina 6K resolution and a 6K iMac.
It’s probably only a matter of time before we see this tech coming to the iMac, although we think we’ll see it first on the iMac Pro. In addition to more pixels, we will also be able to see HDR.
A quick glance at the Pro Display XDR screen can give us an idea of some of the innovations and features that the new iMac display could bring, although we certainly didn’t expect to see them all.
Pro Display XDR offers:
- Up to 1600 nits of brightness, 1000 nits of brightness (sustained, full screen), 500 nits of SDR brightness.
- XDR (extreme dynamic range)
- 1,000,000: 1 contrast ratio
- Wide P3 color gamut, 10-bit color depth for 1.073 million colors
- A super wide 89 degree viewing angle from all angles.
- The monitor operates in portrait and landscape orientation.
- The standard screen is designed for low reflectivity, but the optional nano-textured glass surface features a matte finish on the glass to diffuse light and prevent glare.
Ultra-wide screens have become commonplace in recent years, and this could be something Apple could embrace for its iMac. We’d love to see an ultra-wide iMac with a 21: 9 aspect ratio, above the current 16: 9 aspect ratio.
Face ID for iMac
Right above the screen is the FaceTime camera. Apple has been criticized for the poor quality of its Mac camcorders during this lockdown period where many users have made video calls from their homes.
The iMac Pro and now the 27-inch iMac (as of the August 2020 update) have a superior FaceTime camera, delivering 1080p compared to 720p on the iMac. It’s time for your camera to get updated in the rest of the ranges as well.
Many would also like to see Face ID coming to the iMac as an easy way to unlock and enter passwords and Face ID is proven to be coming to the Mac – the Big Sur beta contains code that references the TrueDepth camera.
This suggests that Apple is bringing the TrueDepth camera technology already used in the iPhone, onto the iMac’s display, although this feature is likely to require Apple Silicon, so it will not appear until the release of the iPhone. iMac with Apple processor. Silicon.
Other iMac design changes
Apple is expected to change something more than what its processor and design will be, with particular emphasis on new screen sizes. New colors, improved ergonomics and reduced product volume will also arrive.
Based on a patent application discovered in January 2020, we know that Apple runs on a Mac where the whole body is built from a curved piece of glass, reducing what we call the chin of the current design. of the iMac.
In the network it is possible to see some concepts in this direction, although all are rumors and we believe that Apple would not make such a drastic change in its iMac equipment. However, Concept Creator (Dutch designer Jermaine Smitreated) created a visualization of what the new iMac might look like based on the patent).
The concept was shared on LetsGoDigital and shows what the new iMac, or iMac Pro, would look like if made from a sheet of glass based on Apple’s glass-enclosed electronic device patent.