Redesigned iMac, all-new MacBook Pro, and much more Mac goodness coming in 2021

Much Mac goodness is coming this year after Apple began upgrading Macs to Apple Silicon processors in 2020 with the M1 Mac mini, M1 MacBook Air, and the 13-inch M1 MacBook Pro. This year, the rumor mill predicts we’ll see the new Apple Silicon-powered iMacs and first iMac redesign in a decade, new 14-and 16-inch Apple Silicon MacBook Pro models, and much more.

The new MacBook Air, 13-inch MacBook Pro, and Mac mini are now powered by M1, Apple’s revolutionary chip.
The new MacBook Air, 13-inch MacBook Pro, and Mac mini are now powered by M1, Apple’s revolutionary chip.

Chance Miller for 9to5Mac:

One of the most anticipated Macs to make the transition to Apple Silicon is the iMac.

Reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has reported several times that Apple will release a redesigned iMac with a 24-inch display sometime in 2021. Most recently, Bloomberg reported that Apple has two new iMacs in store for this year to replace the existing 21.5-inch and 27-inch models with a design similar to the Pro Display XDR… Past reports have indicated that Apple is developing a 24-inch iMac, which would theoretically serve as a replacement to the 21.5-inch model…

Multiple reports have suggested that Apple has a redesigned 14-inch MacBook Pro on the way. Kuo has said that this will be released in Q2 or Q3 2021. In November, Kuo doubled down on this claim and reported that MacBooks with “all-new form factors and industrial designs” are coming in the second half of 2021. Specifically, Kuo says that Apple has a new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro lineup slated for this year.

MacDailyNews Take: The 21.5-inch iMac, especially, screams for a larger display. A jump to a 24-inch display, while keeping prices relatively in line, will be a boon for iMac sales to schools, reception desks, etc.

In addition, Apple is reportedly working on a pair of new Mac Pro desktop computers, including an all-new design powered by Apple Silicon. One model, which will likely use Intel processors, is a direct update to the current Mac Pro and will continue to use the same design as the version launched in 2019, according to Bloomberg News. The second Mac Pro model, however, will use Apple Silicon and be less than half the size of the current, and rather large Mac Pro.

2021 has much Mac goodness on tap and we expect it to be a banner year for Apple’s indomitable Macintosh!

12 Comments

  1. So much for computers being irrelevant because of iPhones and iPads. Gotta have that big desktop screen! The bigger the better. Wish they were coming out with a 32″ iMac.

      1. My current iMac has 24 gig of ram, so I’m a bit iffy about going down to 16 gig with a Mac Mini. My friend has a Mac mini from a year ago, and he gets graphics glitches on his 4k monitor. I agree with Fesarius about wanting a 32″ iMac.

        1. Myself, I have 32 gigs in my late 2013 3.4 Core i7
          I only use them for home and hoping the new architecture is more efficient.

          If not I’ll get an iMac next year and pass the Mini on down.

  2. I’m just hoping the “M2″ (or whatever it is called) that I expect will go into the iMacs and 16” MacBook Pro is as big a jump from the M1 as the 603e was from the original 601.

    It’s probably too much to expect the jump done from the 601 to the 604e. Though the M1 to “M3” that would go into the Mac Pro by late 2022 should be at least the kind of jump done from the 601 to the 604e.

    For those who were not involved back in the mid 90s — 601: PowerPC Gen 1; 603e and 604e: PowerPC Gen 2. [The 602 really never took off anywhere.]

    I can hope, can’t I?

  3. An iMac with a 32-inch screen would be great. Hurray! I’m just imagining how I would carry it from the Apple Store to my car. Will l there be wheels on the box, and will it fold to fit into my trunk? Just wondering.

  4. Apple can no longer blame others for only a small increase in performance just as Joe’s DNC can no longer blame McConnel’s DNC for denying M4A to my friends. Time for Jobs’ “intersection of technology and design” to widen and pave the path to the intersection that delivers the technology and make it into a multi-lane road which should include overpasses, tunnels, and bike lanes.

  5. Johnny Dee is part of the GiMe Party where bank balances don’t matter, but another’s wallet contents do. One of the party’s critical players oft forgotten, but never without influence once said:

    “I think there is a point when you’ve made too much money”

    That particular player moved into multi-millionaire status, so, where the “it’s too high” wealth-bar was at the time was not quantified, it’s now higher so to “accommodate” critical spokespeople’s gains and to keep the narrative clean.

    It’s worth noting “millionaires” were once a focus, but they’re now mostly allowed to live w/o suspicion and scorn. Billionaires are a different story. The exact logic for the change is unknown, but the change came convincingly during a GiMe presidential candidate’s campaign.

    In this time of great financial hardship and uncertainty, it only makes sense to increase the debt via make-work options that would realize more bike lanes…that people can utilize when they again find employment and purchase a bicycle to use the new constructions.

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