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.
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:
macbook 12 arm
ipad pro 11 12.9 tof
ipad air4 全面屏11寸带指纹
ipad 2020 A12
iPhone12 pro 6.1
iPhone12 pro 6.7
— 有没有搞措 (@L0vetodream) March 12, 2020
the new iPad Air will be using the mini led screen, comes with full screen with no notch, not Face ID，but Touch ID under the screen
— 有没有搞措 (@L0vetodream) March 10, 2020