This article is based on an article from the Japanese edition of Engadget and was created using the translation tool Deepl.
Amidst a flurry of rumors about a new iMac, it's reportedly expected that an Intel-processor-powered model will be announced as early as this week, but we'll have to wait until the Apple Silicon model for the design revamp.
First, leaker (who brings unconfirmed information) komiya_kj tweeted that "iMac Wednesday or iMac Monday", and suggested that the AirPods Studio (unannounced over-ear headphones) and the new HomePod and small version of the Mini will be announced in due course.
iMac Wednesday— Komiya (@komiya_kj) July 22, 2020
AirPods Studio Thursday
Home Pod and Mini Friday
AirPods Studio Tuesday
Home Pod and Mini Wednesday
An account purporting to be Anonymous also tweeted almost the same in the form of a reply to famous leaker L0vetodream.
None of them are proven predictors of unannounced Apple products, so their credibility is questionable. However, 9to5Mac supports these theories, as the appearance of a purportedly unannounced iMac device in Geekbench's test results earlier this month suggests that its release may be imminent.
There are a number of precedents for Apple announcing a new Mac through press releases only, without holding an event. For example, in July 2019, it released the MacBookAir and 13-inch MacBook Pro.
However, prominent leaker Jon Prosser dismissed the rumor as "Nope". It seems that the only thing that was ruined was the timing, suggesting that it's not, and that it's an August announcement.
If you want the new iMac, keep an eye out for August.— Jon Prosser (@jon_prosser) July 26, 2020
And the second rumor is that the Intel-processor-powered iMac will not get a redesign. After all, leaker Jioriku tweeted that there will be no redesign in the updated 10th generation Intel version of the model and that they will save it for their own Silicon (Apple Silicon Mac), and Prosser above agrees with the view.
Right, should make this known— Jiorīku (@Jioriku) July 26, 2020
The iMac redesign IS NOT coming for this 10th generation Intel refresh.
They are saving it for their own silicon
It was Apple insider Sonny Dickson who first suggested the iMac's redesign in the first place: while the basic design of the iMac's "chunky bezels and the chin at the bottom of the screen" have been retained since 2012, Dickson says the new iMac will have a Adopting "the iPad Pro design language, with Pro Display like bezels".
Dickson had hinted at an announcement at WWDC20 in June, namely an Intel-chip-powered model, but rather, the redesign seems to make sense for Apple Silicon Mac, a strategy that makes it a weapon that can appeal to a wide audience.
The only revamp that these leakers are denying is the external design. There is still a possibility that it will have the Apple T2 security chip, AMD Navi GPU, and Fusion Drive (which is incompatible with the T2 chip) will be abolished and moved completely to SSD.
We're also interested in the AirPods Studio and the small HomePod. We will find out the truth of the rumor soon and we will report more as soon as we hear about it.
This article is based on an article from the Japanese edition of Engadget and was created using the translation tool Deepl. The Japanese edition of Engadget does not guarantee the accuracy or reliability of this article.