This Year’s iMacs Will Be Slimmer, With New Anti-Reflective Glass Displays [Rumor]


Your next iMac may not be this fat, or this shiny.
Your next iMac may not be this fat, or this shiny.

Apple’s iMac line of all-in-one desktops is set to receive a pretty significant refresh this year. The machine hasn’t really received any design changes since late 2009, when the aluminum unibody enclosure was introduced. But this 2012’s first refresh is expected to bring slimmer models, and new anti-reflective glass displays.

Slimmer models have been rumored before, but this is the first time we’ve heard about anti-reflective displays. The story comes from a source for DigiTimes — so don’t get too excited — who claims a company called G-Tech will supply Apple with anti-reflective displays for its iMacs:

G-Tech is also expected to supply AR (anti-reflective) glass solutions for Apple’s all-in-one (AIO) PCs with the new products to also serve as a growth driver for G-Tech, indicated industry sources.

Anti-reflective displays have previously been something of a novelty for Apple computers, available only with built-to-order MacBook Pros. If the rumor turns out to be accurate, this would be the Cupertino company’s first desktop computer to offer this feature.

In addition to the new displays, sources for AppleInsider claims that the new iMac will be “slimmer and lighter” and “will more closely resemble the footprint of today’s most popular LED televisions.”

The new machines are expected during the second half of 2012.

  • enamic5

    Not quite. The old iMacs up until 2007 also had anti-glare displays. basically all Macs and screens used to be antiglare, before the black bezel glass-display era.

  • Jairo Gomez

    i want retina !!!

  • Matthew Gonzales Landry

    I only have one thing to say: if Apple kills the Mac Pro, they should at least put Xeon chips in the iMac. I saw that HP is not selling some AIO workstations and I was impressed. Of course, Apple probable wouldn’t allow so much customization, but the I think they’d be able to execute the premise.

  • FilthyMacNasty

    Something along the lines of a gigantic iPad (but please, no touch screen), since Apple will most likely dispense with the disc capabilities and hard drive. Super thin and silent, and Retina display. It’s been a long time since a completely new iMac was introduced, and something along these lines would, me thinks, send Dell, HP, etc. into a death spiral, at least as far as the already flagging home desktop market is concerned. It would be funny watching them scramble once again to get some imitation of an Apple product out the door.