It sounds increasingly likely that we may get M1 iMacs soon. Friday we noted that the iMac Pro had been officially discontinued. Now, as AppleInsider notes, Apple has reduced the number of storage options available for the 21.5-inch iMac, with the removal of the 512GB and 1TB flash options “potentially a sign changes are on the way for the product line.”
The Sellers Research Group (that’s me) thinks we’ll see M1 iMacs sooner than expected. Some pundits don’t expect them to arrive until after summer’s Apple Worldwide Developer Conference (which will probably be virtual again), but 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 semi-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.”
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.