A brand new Bloomberg report claims that Apple has a complete raft of recent merchandise within the works throughout the iMac, Mac Professional, and show lineups. Together with a substitute for the favored $999 Thunderbolt Show.
Beginning with the iMacs, Bloomberg’s report says that Apple is engaged on variations to switch the prevailing 21.5-inch and 27-inch fashions, though it is not clear what the sizes can be for the brand new fashions. The design can be all-new, with one thing extra carefully resembling the Professional Show XDR aesthetic, the report claims.
The brand new fashions will slim down the thick black borders across the display and eliminate the sizable metallic chin space in favor of a design much like Apple’s Professional Show XDR monitor. These iMacs could have a flat again, shifting away from the curved rear of the present iMac. Apple is planning to launch two variations — codenamed J456 and J457 — to switch the prevailing 21.5-inch and 27-inch fashions later this yr, the individuals stated, asking to not be recognized as a result of the merchandise will not be but introduced.
Transferring on to the Mac Professional, Bloomberg believes that there are two variations of the pc being labored on. A mannequin much like the present one will characteristic Intel processors, whereas a brand new, smaller mannequin will ship with Apple silicon inside.
One model is a direct replace to the present Mac Professional and can proceed to make use of the identical design because the model launched in 2019. Apple has mentioned persevering with to make use of Intel processors for that mannequin quite than shifting to its personal chips.
The second model, nevertheless, will use Apple’s personal processors and be lower than half the scale of the present Mac Professional. The design will characteristic a largely aluminum exterior and will invoke nostalgia for the Energy Mac G4 Dice, a short-lived smaller model of the Energy Mac, an earlier iteration of the Mac Professional.
The thought of a brand new Mac that resembles the well-known G4 Dice is one thing I’m completely right here for!
Lastly, shows. The $4999 Apple Professional Show XDR is out of the vary of most individuals, however the now-discontinued $999 Thunderbolt Show was a unique story. Bloomberg says we’ll get one thing to switch the show that was killed off in 2016.
The cheaper monitor would characteristic a display geared extra for client than skilled use and would not have the brightness and distinction ratio of the top-tier providing. Apple final launched a consumer-grade monitor referred to as the Thunderbolt Show in 2011 for $999 however discontinued it in 2016.
There isn’t any point out of any timeframes for any of those releases, sadly, but it surely is not anticipated that they will all arrive this yr resulting from some being within the “early improvement” stage.