Munyaradzi Nigel Muchenje

5 months ago

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Redesigned iMac, new MacBook Pro and more Apple Silicon Macs still to come

Apple's new M1 processor powers the 13-inch MacBook Pro the MacBook Air and the Mac mini. These are officially available to consumers and you might have seen them or you own one or all already.

There are new Macs with Apple Silicon still to come. It will take about two years for the transition for the entire Mac lineup to Apple Silicon chips.

On the next two years expect to see a new iMac, which by now does not have a new external design although in August this year it had an internal upgrade.

We can all at least I think to agree that the iMac is long overdue for an industrial redesign. When a new iMac was debuted in 2012, the external chassis was revised then up until now. So the iMac has not changed for a decade and we expect to see a change.

There have been several reports by a reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo that Apple will release a redesigned iMac with a 24inch display sometime in Q4 2020 or Q1 2021.

For the 13-inch MacBook Pro it is new, yes, but rather limited I mean it has only 2 Thunderbolt ports, a maximum of 2TB of SSD storage, and a maximum of 16GB of unified memory.

Next year we expect the transition by Apple to its high-end MacBook Pros next. Multiple reports have suggested that Apple has a redesigned 14-inch MacBook Pro coming next year. We also expect a 16-inch MacBook Pro with Apple Silicon inside next year.

There has been a downgrade for the Mac mini compared to the Intel previous generation. The current M1 Mac mini maxes out at 16GB of memory, 2TB, and there are only 2 Thunderbolt ports on the back and no 10Gb ethernet.

So it may be possible that Apple has a new Mac mini with 4 Thunderbolt ports and high-end specifications so we will wait to find out.