Leaker: New Apple products are ‘ready to ship’

Serial leaker (no, serial, not this guy) “L0vetodream” has suggested that Apple has at least some new products “ready to ship.” As per L0vetodream’s wont, the tweet was rather cryptic, providing no further details.

Joe Rossignol for MacRumors:

It has already been nearly a month since the WWDC 2020 keynote, where Apple unveiled its latest software updates and confirmed that it will be transitioning to Macs with custom-designed processors. A last-minute rumor suggested that Apple also planned to unveil a redesigned iMac with thinner bezels at the event, but there ended up being no hardware refreshes.

MacRumors' mockup of iPad Pro-style ‌iMac‌
MacRumors’ mockup of iPad Pro-style ‌iMac‌

The same Twitter account has revealed several accurate details about upcoming Apple hardware and software, including the launch timing of new iPhone SE and iPad Pro models earlier this year, the marketing name macOS Big Sur, the hand washing feature in watchOS 7, the handwriting-to-text feature Scribble in iPadOS 14, and much more.

It’s unclear which Apple products could be imminent, but the iMac is a strong candidate. Last month, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said that Apple plans to refresh its existing Intel-based iMac in the third quarter of 2020, which runs through late September, prior to launching an iMac with Apple Silicon later this year. It is unclear if the Intel-based iMac refresh would include a redesign, or if that would be saved for the Apple Silicon model.

MacDailyNews Take: If you were Apple, would you save the new iPad-esque iMac design for the first iMac powered by Apple silicon, or would you waste use it for speed-bumped iMac (as if an Intel hog inside an iPad case wouldn’t threaten to spontaneously combust with a press of the power button)?


  1. Point taken. But if this “last” intel Mac will be supported for years to come it might make sense to make it look like part of the newest and latest family of Macs. I’m hoping that’s their plan. But not sure which fits Apple philosophy more. Inspire confidence that all latest products are up to date and equally worthy of the Apple badge or distinguish their own silicon Mac as being on its own level.

  2. If you remember when Apple switched from PowerPC to Intel processors, they kept the design identical. But something tells me this time its different. They want to push ‘Apple Silicon’ branding. No new design until the switch

  3. Just as with the MacBook Pros, Apple introduced new form factors with USB-C ports but you still had one option with the old form factor.

    I would expect to see the same here. Highly technical customers would understand the distinction but most customers who are not would benefit from the new processor change and wouldn’t notice the switch in terms of running typical software.

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