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I think we’ll see two M1 iMacs this spring (as we bid adieu to the iMac Pro)

As reported by MacRumors, Apple has added a “while supplies last” notice to its global iMac Pro product page. What’s more, if you order one, it’s no longer configurable. 

As MacRumors notes Apple recommends the 27-inch (non-Pro) iMac in its place. This indicates that Apple isn’t clearing out stock of the current model to make way for an updated version, but is discontinuing the iMac Pro.

The Sellers Research Group means we’ll see M1 iMacs sooner than expected. Some pundits didn’t expect them to arrive until after summer’s Apple Worldwide Developer Conference (which will probably be virtual again), I think we’ll see them this spring.

The updated all-in-one is expected to come in a 24-inch model (replacing the 21-incher) and 27-inch (or possibly a 32-inch) version. Most predictions have the smaller version coming this spring, and the larger model arriving in summer/fall.  However, I think we’ll see a 24-inch and 32-inch iMac arriving by May.

Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman — a dependable source of Apple predictions — says a long-awaited revamp of the iMac is on tap for this year and will be “one of the biggest visual updates to any Apple product this year.”

Quoting unnamed “people familiar with the plans,” he says the new models will slim down the thick black borders around the screen and do away with the metal chin area in favor of a design similar to Apple’s Pro Display XDR monitor. They’ll have a flat back, moving away from the curved rear of the current all-in-one. Gurman doesn’t say when the revamped all-in-ones will ship, but it will likely be in the second half of the year. And they’ll sport the successor to Apple’s M1 chip.

What’s more, in a February 24 video on YouTube channel FrontPageTech, Apple leaker Jon Prosser says the upcoming iMacs will have a major redesign and come in five colors. 

He says the form factor redesign will be akin to the Pro Display XDR with some iPad-ish touches, as well. The colors (silver, space space, green, sky blue, and rose gold ) are designed to capitalize on the original iMac, which was offered in the “flavors” of tangerine, lime, strawberry, blueberry, and grape.

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the news editor of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.