Now that we know what’s new about the 24in iMac (2021), it might only be a matter of time before Apple launches the iMac with a screen size. higher, which could reach 27 inches.
In fact, there are rumors that we could also see models with a 30-inch or even 32-inch larger screen, as well as new color options and the inclusion of the successor to the Apple Silicon M1 chip.
In this article, we’ll take a look at all the spec rumors that currently exist around the successor to the current 27-inch iMac.
Read on to find out everything we know about the release date, specifications, features, and design of the new large-screen iMac, which could include an M2 chip and a 32-inch display.
When Apple announced plans to upgrade the entire Mac line of Intel processors to its own Apple Silicon architecture in June 2020, the company mentioned that the process would take around two years.
We’re on the verge of year one, and so far we’ve seen Apple bring its first of its proprietary processors, the M1 chip, into the new iMac, Mac mini, MacBook Air, as well as two MacBook Pros models.
With the celebration of the WWDC 2021 just around the corner, it is very likely that we will see the successor to the M1 chip. It could be the M1X or the M2 and this new processor could be used in both the upcoming iMac and the 16in MacBook Pro.
In this way, we could see Apple announce the arrival of the new Macs in this new edition of WWDC 2021. But as you know, we are witnessing a shortage of chips, which makes us think that until the end of the year these new equipment would not be launched to the general public.
We have already seen how the successor to the 21.5-inch iMac is the new 24-inch iMac (2021) with M1 chip, Retina 4.5K display and seven different colors to choose from. This makes us think that the larger iMac will receive a similar update.
We have seen how the screen bezels have been reduced considerably, making way for a screen with a larger viewing area, as well as with different color finishes and connection possibilities.
Hopefully Apple will choose a slightly different color scheme for the larger iMac compared to the 24in model. The 24-inch iMac’s color scheme includes colors: blue, green, red, silver, orange, yellow, and purple.
These blend from dark on the back to a lighter pastel finish on the front. Apple might choose a darker finish for the larger, professional-oriented iMac to set it apart from the mainstream lineup.
It would be similar to how Apple came up with an iMac Pro Space Gray (since it was discontinued). Another change we might see on the larger iMac is a black border instead of white around the entire screen.
Changes in color and design line will likely follow the 24in iMac, so our hopes of reducing chin size are unlikely to come true.
With all the components laid out behind the screen, it seems a bit unfair to criticize this only 2.5-inch section of aluminum, as it’s a requirement of the all-in-one design, but Apple brags about the quantity. space freed up when using the M1.
The odd thing about the new 24in iMac is the lack of the Apple logo that we could see on the chin of previous models so far. There are also advances in the challenge of screen positioning and regulation of height and viewing angle.
It’s perfectly reasonable to expect Apple to downsize the bezels to offer a larger screen; he did just that with the 24 inch iMac. Display technology has evolved to accommodate smaller frames.
Apple was able to fit a 23.5-inch screen (measured diagonally) into the 24-inch iMac (as you’ll see, Apple is saying a little white lie with the name of the 24-inch iMac, which is actually slightly smaller. ).
It is increased from the 21.5-inch size of the current generation, so the size of the iMac has increased by a fraction (the new model is 1cm taller and 2cm wider. This new screen is Retina 4.5K, with a resolution of 4480 x 2520 pixels.
With the larger 4.5K monitor specification, the new, smaller iMac M1 (2021) comes close to the 5K value of the 27-inch iMac (2020), which offers a resolution of 5120 x 2880 pixels.
That said, could we see a 32-inch display on the new iMac? Apple is already making a 32-inch screen that matches the Pro Display XDR, which features 6K resolution, so it doesn’t seem unreasonable to think about this generation leap.
In addition to more pixels, we also saw HDR support. The iMac’s screen can already display a billion colors, which is great that the iMac can support 4K HDR content by showing content from the TV + stream (available on Mac).
Thanks to the TV app, the P3 color profile is included. Apple will surely want to make sure that this content is at its best on the new screens of the iMac of 2021 and its successors.
A quick glance at the Pro Display XDR This allows us to envision a range of features that we could achieve with the new iMac display, although it remains to be seen that these improvements will reach the entire model lineup.
The Pro Display XDR screen offers:
- A maximum of 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
- Super wide viewing angle 89 degrees left, 89 degrees right, 89 degrees up, 89 degrees down.
- The monitor operates in portrait and landscape orientation.
- The standard screen is designed for low reflectivity, but the optional nano-textured glass surface has a matte finish on the “nanometer level” glass to diffuse light and prevent glare.
Another change we could see is an ultra-wide screen. This format has become in high demand in recent years, and it could be something Apple could embrace for the iMac, although it may be something we see first in the new Apple Display.
We would like to see an ultra-wide iMac with a 21: 9 aspect ratio, compared to the 16: 9 aspect ratio currently seen (which is a standard wide screen aspect ratio).
One of the reasons Apple might delay this update on the larger iMac is if Apple wants to move from line to mini-LEDs. Analyst Ming Chi Kuo said coronavirus delays had pushed back Apple’s plans to use these displays.
Typically, most iMacs are designed for creative professionals. It typically has a more powerful processor and graphics option than the smaller model, and usually comes equipped with more RAM and storage.
It usually even has a window or hatch through which the user can access the RAM to expand it or replace modules, additional user-friendliness designed for business users.
But what can we expect to see in the next-gen 27in iMac or 32in iMac if it finally goes up a size?
The M1 has proven to be a powerful chip, achieving excellent performance values in benchmarking against previous generations. But Apple won’t stop. The company will work on the next generation of M1 which will be even more powerful.
What is not clear is what this new chip will be called. There are several rumors that Apple is working on an M1X chip, but it might not be for the larger iMac. The M1X, if it exists, may end up being used in the 13-inch MacBook Pro.
For the larger iMac, we can see something even better: rumored to be an M2 chip with a 16-core processor. According to a report from Bloomberg in December 2020: “For its next-generation chip targeting MacBook Pro and iMac models, Apple is working on designs with up to 16 cores and four cores of efficiency.”
The M1 offers eight graphics cores (or seven in the case of the entry-level MacBook Air and entry-level 24-inch iMac). The GPU capabilities of the M1 Macs have proven to be impressive and outperform Intel Macs with integrated graphics.
However, they don’t outperform Macs with high-end external GPUs, so we’re hoping for a better solution for the 27-inch iMac successor. This appears to be the case: the leaked benchmarks of CPU-Monkey indicate that we can see a 16-core GPU in the M1 successor.
These benchmarks indicate that there will be 256 threads for the M1X (or whatever the name is), compared to 128 threads for the M1.
The 24-inch iMac comes with a matching keyboard with Touch ID, offers enhanced audio features including a six-speaker hi-fi system with woofers, and has an upgraded 1080p FaceTime HD camera with signal processor .
It seems likely that the new, larger iMac will come with these same features. But what other new features could we see?
Face ID for iMac
It seems certain that the FaceTime camera will be updated like the 24in iMac, but could Apple go further?
Many would love 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 – Big Sur beta contains code that references a camera. TrueDepth.
This suggests that Apple could incorporate the TrueDepth camera technology that was introduced in the iPhone. However, if the rumors are correct, that’s bad news: it looks like Face ID won’t arrive on the iMac until 2022.
It’s still wishful thinking, but we believe that with the advent of Apple Silicon processors and the ability to run iOS apps on the Mac, it’s time for Apple to reconsider its stance on touchscreen Macs.
This would be a point in its favor, although as it seems obvious, the brand would cease to have the exclusive touchscreen of the iPad and the iPad Pro to also be part of the iMac, which seems unlikely a priori.
Read the article on what’s new in the iPad Pro (2021) with prices and specifications.