Kuo: Apple Silicon-Powered 24-inch iMac Is Coming Before The End Of 2020
Apple will launch a brand new 24-inch iMac before the end of 2020, according to a new report by analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.
In a research note picked up by MacRumors, Kuo says that the new iMac will be ready in the fourth quarter of 2020 and that it will also feature a new design as well. It’s also thought that we will see a new refresh of the existing Intel-driven iMac within the next few months.
As for the 24-inch model, it’s likely this new design will come with Apple’s newly announced in-house silicon. Apple said that it will begin the transition to ARM-based Macs before the end of the year although it didn’t say what those Macs would be. It’s likely it will be the machine Kuo expects.
Rumors of a new iMac with an iPad Pro-like design have been circulating in recent days and it’s possible the move to ARM chips makes that possible. If so we could also expect to see a thinner iMac than was previously possible, depending on the cooling requirements in play.
Apple announced the move to its own silicon during the WWDC opening keynote yesterday, saying that it will ensure more powerful Macs moving forward.
Intel will still be around for the next couple of years, however, according to various reports. Apple CEO Tim Cook also confirmed that more Intel Macs are in the pipeline.