Lower-priced 23-inch iMac and 11-inch iPad rumored to for 2020 launch

According to a report from the China Times, Apple is prepping a new lower-priced 23-inch iMac in the second half of 2020, with mass production set to begin in the third or fourth quarter. A forthcoming 11-inch iPad is also expected in the second half of 2020, according to the report.

23-inch iMac? Apple's current 21.5-inch 4K and 27-inch 5K iMac models
Apple’s current 21.5-inch 4K and 27-inch 5K iMac models

Joe Rossignol for MacRumors:

The report claims that the new iMac will be one of several lower-priced products that Apple introduces this year, including the new iPhone SE and a forthcoming 11-inch iPad, also expected in the second half of 2020. Apple currently offers 21.5-inch and 27-inch versions of the iMac, which was last updated in March 2019 with up to 8-core 9th-generation Intel processors and Radeon Pro Vega graphics options.

iMac pricing currently starts at $1,099, although it costs an additional $200 to upgrade from a spinning hard drive to an SSD.

As for the 11-inch iPad, it is not entirely clear if the report is referring to a new version of the 10.2-inch iPad or the 10.5-inch iPad Air. Last month, the anonymous Twitter account “L0vetodream” claimed that Apple is developing a new 11-inch iPad Air with Touch ID under the display, allowing for a nearly full screen, notch-less design.

MacDailyNews Take: A 23-inch iMac would be excellent (as we’ve always considered the 21.5-incher to be just a tad too small) as would a larger iPad/iPad Air. Bring ’em on!

Here are L0vetodream’s tweets:

8 Comments

  1. Hopefully, this “lower priced” iMac will have decent specs!!

    I used iMacs exclusively since 1999 & it was time for a new one. Looked long & hard at current 27″ offerings. After adding upgrades from fusion drive, etc., could not justify the cost. Looked at alternatives. As with phones, the gap has narrowed between Apple & competitors, especially after factoring in price. Currently rocking a Dell 27″ all in one. No regrets!

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