Rumor: New iMac and AirPods ‘ready to ship’

Apple leaker Jon Prosser today tweeted that a new iMac and AirPods are “ready to ship.”

new iMac and AirPods. Image: 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

Jon Prosser via Twitter:

Heads up: There’s still an iMac and AirPods ready to ship. (Not sure which AirPods yet, only know codename)

Theoretically, since they’re ready, they could drop at any time.

I’ll let you know if/when I hear a date.

Let’s see if Apple can keep it a secret from me

MacDailyNews Note: The mythical 23-inch iMac (2020)?

We’ll see. But, get ready for Apple’s next-gen AirPods!

A little birdie tells us that DigiTimes‘ “AirPods Pro Lite” are actually AirPods (3rd gen.) which offer the new shorter-stem AirPods Pro design sans active noise cancellation.MacDailyNews, March 5, 2020

10 Comments

      1. I, for one, do not like curved screens.

        I guess your reference to “Quantum Mechanics” is joke but I’m thinking the just announced specific i9-10900 processor fits the price/performance/power/cooling requirements of a new high powered iMac.

        Three other things I’d like to see in a new iMac is an ungraded faster SD slot, 4 thunderbolt ports and a T2 chip. I’m ambivalent towards the new “screen” instead of function keys keyboard. What does Apple call that, I forgot?

        1. I’m ready to buy a new iMac 27″, but was holding off on current gen due to lack of WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5 or any option to chooseNbase-T Ethernet. Hopefully next version will update to these too.

  1. Bring back the Mac, and I’ll be interested (by which I mean the display-less box that fills the gaping price and spec hole between the mini and the Pro).

  2. New AirPods with shorter stem would be fine as long they do not feature the in-ear design of the AirPod Pro. It is nice to have them simply rest in the ear rather than crammed in.

  3. New iMac wish list:

    Fix hopelessly neglected finder. It is a slow clumsy waste of space and the find command buries properly spelled results under hundreds of irrelevant “context” hits.
    Disk spin-up bug. The whole computer locks up for 15 seconds while a hard drive spins up for no apparent reason. Concentration and work is disrupted.
    Hard drive slot. If a Sony playstation can have this, there is no excuse for a Mac not having one. External drives with tangles of wires are inelegant and add failure potential.
    Front accessible ports for SD cards, USB sticks, and headphones. RCA output for connecting to a stereo. People use this stuff, and having to turn your computer is another risk for damaging wires or unplugging things unexpectedly.
    Sliding lens cap for FaceTime camera. You told us once it was unhackable. It never will be.
    Real keyboard and mouse. (See Naga hex, lights not necessary. Working drivers are.)
    Mac compatibility. Stop breaking our software. Future Macs will still be able to run 32 bit software – if it is for windows!
    Nobody cares about making it a millimeter thinner! Add an inch just to remind yourself that it doesn’t matter, and maybe allow for some heat dissipation.
    HDMI input. You’ve got that wonderful 5k screen, why can’t we connect stuff to it? Cable TV, Playstation, live camcorder output, even a second computer. It’s a huge waste of space to need a TV right next to your iMac. (Also, a hardware button for switching inputs.)
    ATA connector. We know it is in there. Why can’t we use it?
    Bring back Quicktime. I recently spend 2 hours stuck trying to figure out how to convert a Garageband song to MP3 because Garageband didn’t support any formats that were standard on Windows. One of the best things about the Mac USED TO BE that every program could input from and output to Quicktime, thus making a huge list of formats available.

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