The iMac 2021 is undoubtedly the Mac of this year. Its 24-inch replaces the smaller entry-level model, so almost immediately attention shifted to its logical evolution: a larger iMac. Now, the twitter Dylandkt announced that this big iMac will not see the light of day until 2022, delaying a release that some rumors placed at the end of this 2021.
A redesigned and oversized iMac until 2022
Many users praised the new redesigned iMac 2021. However, there will always be those looking for the model with the larger screen. So far, this is the 27-inch from the previous generation, a computer that still has an Intel processor.
Therefore, many are expecting a bigger one with an M1 processor or its successor. Well, users looking for this alleged model have received hope from twitter dylandkt:
Just to explain to those wondering, the top-of-the-line iMac isn’t expected to release in Q4 alongside the other M1X Macs. Apple just doesn’t want their devices to compete for attention and delays in product releases have led to this timeline.
– Dylan (@dylandkt) July 23, 2021
Just to explain to those wondering, the top-of-the-line iMac isn’t expected to release in Q4 alongside the other M1X Macs. Apple just doesn’t want their devices to compete for attention and delays in product releases have led to this timeline. – Dylan (@dylandkt) July 23, 2021
As he says, the high-end iMac will arrive in 2022. As an explanation, he assures that this iMac will not come with the other M1X Macs expected for the last quarter of the year. These are the redesigned 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros.
Apple wouldn’t want these new Macs to take center stage when they launch. Reason why the company would have postponed the launch of this great iMac. The Twitter user simply lists 2022 as the launch date, without providing further details.
A bigger iMac that conquers Apple’s silicon frontiers
The new iMac 2021 was a complete stop in the 23 years of iMac evolution. After a decade without much change, Apple threw all the meat on the spit and completely redesigned the team. Much of the blame lies with the M1 chip, the first Apple Silicon processor to reach Macs.
It makes sense to think that a larger and superior model will follow the same design pattern. No big changes are to be expected, other than a larger screen size and, perhaps, the integration of Face ID into the Mac.
At the M1X already mentioned by the end of this year, we would expect an evolution of it. A chip that was a simple evolution with higher clock power or a new generation. That is, an M2 with more CPU and GPU cores, as well as a few other surprises.
Apple has promised a transition to the new architecture in just two years. With half of the equipment already in Apple Silicon, high-end models are missing to join the new family. And, among them, this new big iMac. All should be ready by mid-2022 at the latest.