Apple plans the iMac redesign we’ve been dreaming of

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Apple plans the iMac redesign we’ve been dreaming of
The 2021 iMac could dump the huge screen bezels of the current version.
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The iMac is about to get the dramatic redesign so many people have been hoping for, according to a highly reliable source. Smaller bezels and an M-series processor are highlights.

Apple is also reportedly planning a significant redesign of the Mac Pro desktop.

First real iMac redesign in a decade

Apple hasn’t redesigned the iMac since 2012, leaving even the 2020 model with large screen bezels. The design of Apple’s upcoming all-in-one desktop will slim those down, according to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman.

The device will supposedly resemble the Apple Pro Display XDR, which has very slim bezels. And Gurman reports that the computer will have a flat back, not a curved one. There’ll be two versions to take the place of the current 21.5-inch and 27-inch iMacs.

The computer will use Apple Silicon, like the M1-powered MacBooks that debuted in late 2020. There’s no word on when the redesigned iMac will reach customers’ hands.

A smaller Mac Pro too

The Mac Pro workstation is reportedly getting a redesign too. A switch to Apple Silicon will allow the computer to shrink significantly, according to Gurman, and a mostly aluminum exterior might make it reminiscent of the Power Mac G4 Cube.

That said, Apple also allegedly plans to update 2019’s Mac Pro with a faster chip but the same “cheese grater” formfactor. This will either have an M-series processor or an Intel chip.

And a cheaper Apple external display

Currently, Apple only offers a single monitor, the aforementioned Pro Display XDR, which costs $4,999. But the company is prepping a lower-cost option targeting the consumer market, according to the journalist from Bloomberg. No other details are available at this time.

Gurman has an 89.1% accuracy ranking on AppleTrack, which rates tipsters on how well they predict Apple’s future moves. He appears to have unusually accurate and talkative sources inside Apple itself.