iMac 2021 Release Date, Price & Specs: All You Need to Know
With more and more users demanding an upgrade of the iMac with a brand new design, Apple has finally geared up for the much-awaited iMac 2021. Going by the widely rumoured iMac 2021 features, it is sufficient to say that the long wait seems well worth it.
If the launch of Apple M1 (the custom silicone chip designed for Macs) gave a sign of something big to come, the arrival of the 2021 version of iMac could be nothing less than a much-needed resurrection. Whether you are a loyal Mac user or someone who likes to keep a tab on all things Apple, this rumour roundup covering everything that the forthcoming iMac has to offer, can help you get the right insight into what’s to come. With the little premise out of the way, let’s get on with the details!
iMac 2021 Design and Display
As per several rumours, the iMac 2021 will feature a modern-looking design with slim borders around the screen. Based on the leaked images, the size of the chin will also be trimmed down for a more elegant appearance.
Moreover, the upcoming iMac will sport a flat back and boast a bigger display. While the larger iMac will come with a huge 30-32″ inch (pretty much on the same line of Apple’s brand-new Pro Display XDR, which measures 32 inches and boasts 6K resolution), the smaller model will feature a 23-25″ display.
iMac 2021 Chip
Buoyed by the massive success of the newly launched Apple M1 chip, Apple is likely to fit the upgraded version of the M-series chip into the iMac 2021. That means, significantly faster performance and industry-leading efficiency are on the cards.
According to Apple, the M1 chip provides up to 2x the CPU performance of the PC chip at just 10 watts. Notably, the Apple silicone can match the peak performance of the PC chip while draining just a quarter of the power, which is simply amazing by any standard.
If the tech giant is able to replicate the same level of performance that M1 chip delivers for MacBook Air 13″, MacBook Pro 13″, and Mac mini, we could finally see the beginning of some sort of a new era of the popular iMac that is widely considered to have brought Apple back from the brink of insolvency under the leadership of the late Steve Jobs.
M1 iMac Price
Currently, the 21.5-inch iMac starts at INR 93,769.00, while the 27-inch is available for INR 1,69,990. So, we expect the M1 iMac to be priced either similarly or somewhere in between these price points.
M1 iMac 2021 Release Date
Though the exact date of the launch of the M1 iMac is not yet clear, rumour mills suggest that the much-awaited computer will launch in spring 2021. Knowing that January 2021 is already done and dusted, we are very close to seeing the new iMac.
Apple may unveil the upcoming iMac at a special event in March and launch it at WWDC 2021.
Having dealt with almost all the Mac models at Rapid Repair, we must say that we have always found the Mac to be pretty good in most aspects. However, there is one department where we think that it lags, and that is in the design department. Hopefully, the tech giant will be able to nail it this time around.
As incredible as it sounds, Apple hasn’t refreshed the design of the iMac for more than a decade. The last time it got a refreshed form-factor, it was way back in 2009.
In the absence of the expert designer Jony Ive, who left the company in 2019, Apple’s job of resurrecting the iMac is going to be an uphill task. However, knowing that the Cupertino-based company is fully equipped to deliver top-of-the-line specs, we don’t see any reason why the tech giant can’t do it without the services of the magician designer.
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