28 July 2020
Apple made some user-centric announcements on the first day of WWDC 2020 and the event is almost finished, we all are turning our eyes to its another big event, which may happen in September. Apple announced no new hardware and it was everything about the new versions of its operating system. Well, this is what the WWDC event is meant to be.
Moving on, it is rumored that Apple has a range of new products to launch through 2021. It may launch a new HomePod Mini, AirTags, over-ear headphones, and many more products, including an iMac.
In a research note obtained by MacRumors, the analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has stated that Apple plans to launch a 24-inch iMac with a new design in the fourth quarter of 2020. Earlier he stated that this new iMac will be one of Apple’s first two Mac models with a custom ARM-based processor.
Apple finally announced at its WWDC event that it is making a shift from Intel processors to its own ARM-based silicon chips for future Macs. While a complete switch will take 2 years, the first Mac powered by the custom ARM chips is promised to come by the end of this year. It is unknown if the report is pointing out at the same iMac or Apple has some other plans. The report, though, does mention that among the first two Macs coming with ARM-based chips, the 13-inch MacBook Pro has to be the one.
In the meantime, Kuo expects Apple to refresh its existing Intel-based iMac in the third quarter of 2020. It is unclear if this model will feature a new design.