Renders of Apple silicon-powered iMac (2021) are drool-worthy

svetapple.sk has released a series of artist’s conception renders of what the next-gen Apple silicon-powered iMac (2021) could look like – and it looks great!

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Artist’s conception render of an Apple silicon-powered iMac (2021) (image: svetapple.sk)

Juraj Hallon for svetapple.sk:

There are several rumors circulating on the Internet about Apple’s future all-in-one computer. The probability that we could see a smaller, 24″ version at the november conference is quite small. Many more leakers count on the year 2021.

The iMac will have a more modern design, replacing the current version dating from 2012. The current generation is celebrating its eighth birthday, which is a really long lifetime.

The diagonals of the displays should undergo a fundamental change. Screens are likely to increase from current 21.5-inch to 24-inch and from 27-inch to 32-inch. The smaller model can provide 4/5K resolution and the larger 6K (just like the Pro Display XDR).

The design of the front will be elegant and the leaked information speaks of similarities with the iPad Pro 2018/2020. We expect a fine and decent rounding in the corners and thin, approx. 5 mm frames along the edges.

Artist's conception render of an Apple silicon-powered iMac (2021) (image: svetapple.sk)
Artist’s conception render of an Apple silicon-powered iMac (2021) (image: svetapple.sk)

MacDailyNews Take: Apple may change up the iMac’s foot a bit more, but we believe this is very close to what the next-gen Apple silicon-powered iMac (2021) will look like. Say goodbye to the iMac’s Jay Leno chin! See all of the renders at svetapple.sk.

15 Comments

    1. All of Apple’s product line are basically just flat screens. Phone, tablet, iMac, etc. they are bound to look basically like aluminum and glass rectangles. What were you expecting? The innovation is happening inside the case and on screen. There is no reason to drastically redesign something as elegant as these devices just for the sake of change. Let the screen be the interface and everything else melt away (that is the overall Apple design concept) which is beautifully realized in the iMac. Of course I wouldn’t mind a return to more adjustable stand (height adjustment and or pivot like the old spherical flower design

      1. Actually, no…that’s not ” the overall Apple design concept.”
        Steve Jobs thought about everything making up a machine…so much so some of the other designers and engineers would advise to mellow a bit.

        Point in fact: internal wires in the, then, new all-in-one iMac were specifically coordinated by color and it served absolutely no technical purpose…it was entirely based on an intensional visual order. That’s hardly “melt away” thinking.

        Steve Job’s idea about design mimics ideals by the best designers in the world that believe that truly great design isn’t merely on the surface…it’s represented in the object at ALL levels, including areas not seen. Everything is intensional.

  1. I’m curious…

    If someone works primarily with RAW files, is the current Intel Mac the best bet, or is the wait for the silicon-Mac worth the wait? Intuitively, having the same CPU of the iPh in my Mac seems like a compromise.

    1. It’s hard to say. One thing we learned back in the ‘040 to PPC transition is that the type of CPU you have makes no difference at all to a machines character or use. Horsepower is Horsepower. The only good reason to stick with Intel Macs is if you are stuck will old software that you can’t replace. If you are using new tools, just measure CPU and GPU speeds and go with what is faster.

        1. They are known for going into iPhones. They haven’t TRIED horsepower until now. You don’t seriously think that Apple would transition to a chip that can’t keep up with Intel do you? They had that experience with PowerPC.

        2. The Apple A-series System on Chip (SoC) are not ARM processors —- they are custom ARM-derived. Apple licenses the basic ARM architecture and then adds its spices.

          In car terms, there are Mustangs and then there are Shelby Cobra Mustangs.

          Apple’s recent A12, A13, and current A14 have been compared favorably with leading Intel cpus on single core and multi-core benchmarks. While benchmarks are not everything, that is a good indicator. And you can count on Apple’s hardware/software integration to get the most performance out of the silicon.

          In addition, performance per Watt matters. Less waste heat means easier cooling and greater capability to remain at higher clock speeds. If the A-series supports multi-SoC computer architectures, then the reduced power consumption might enable 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, or more SoCs in high performance workstations. Who knows?! Let’s find out!

  2. I LIKE the Jay Leno chin. And I don’t even like Jay Leno that much. The frame helps prevent extraneous things next to your screen from distracting you, and it is a nice place to hold the Mac when you adjust it.

    The new bezel-less stuff is so unapproachable. You can’t hold an iPhone without accidentally triggering buttons on the sides of the screen.

    1. “The frame helps prevent extraneous things next to your screen from distracting you, and it is a nice place to hold the Mac when you adjust it.” Extraneous things like post-it notes…

      And the Apple logo is prominently displayed on the front.

      Agree with your assessment of the design. Going bezel-less has impractical, real world implications.

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