New, colourful Apple iMacs and a mini Mac Pro for 2021?
People in the know are dropping plenty of clues for where Apple is headed after debuting its new M1 Macs. There’s a strong showcase for the manufacturer’s in-house developed processors. And it’s unsurprising that the tech giant’s next steps are being observed with great interest since it made the shift to its next-generation ARM chips.
New Apple designs?
According to popular Apple leaker John Prosser, Apple is preparing redesigned iMacs and a new Mac Pro, all running its next-generation ARM chips. We already know that Apple has 12-, 16-, and even 32-core processors in the works. But we knew little about the new computers themselves, until now.
Prosser has come up with a pair of concept renders based on the information he has. The redesigned iMacs are shaped and contoured more like the current iPads, and have the same colours – Silver, Space Gray, Green, Sky Blue, and Rose Gold. This is also an homage to the original iMac, remembered for its colourful plastic chassis.
A new Mac Pro
As for the new Mac Pro, the Apple silicon’s efficiency allows for a major size reduction. The purported design resembles a tall Mac Mini, with the computing hardware placed at the bottom and cooled by a large heat sink up top. The computer will be less than half the size of the current Mac Pro.
If not this year, the new Macs will surely be ready by 2022. Apple is committed to shifting its entire Mac line-up to in-house developed processors in the span of two years following the announcement.
- via MacRumors
Cook had said Apple would build a user upgradeable Mac Pro. This tiny box does not bode well for being able to add ram, additional drive bays, access to graphics card, PCI slots, etc. Now maybe thunderbolt takes care of some of those issues, but it isn’t what we asked for.
If you sneeze or open the window you’d have to look around to find out where it went! Im cool with minimalist design but apple has gone stupid with it.