A new Intel-based iMac probably released this week: design remains unchanged
A user on Twitter earlier today claimed that Apple may release a new Intel-based iMac this week, but they will have to wait until Apple Silicon is launched before making some major design changes.
A tweet that surfaced claimed that Apple is about to release a new product strategy, especially its iMac series of products. Although there have been complaints surrounding the Mac series, the discussion is mainly about future Apple Silicon-based products. But it is worth mentioning that during the two-year transition period, Intel-based Macs will still have new products launched.
9to5Mac first reported a tweet from the whistleblower @Soybeys, stating that the new Intel iMac “may be released this week” and Apple will unveil its launch time on Monday. If the rumors were true, Apple should be preparing configuration improvements for the device, rather than making any design changes.
The second whistleblower @Jioriku further emphasized this point, claiming that “iMac redesign will not be introduced in the 10th generation Intel update. They are putting design updates on products using their own chips.”
The icon found in the June iOS 14 version indicates that Apple is using a narrower frame to redesign the iMac with a design language similar to the iPad Pro. Apple may wait for major changes inside the iMac in order to introduce a redesigned product, which seems reasonable.
A report issued by DigiTimes in mid-June also claimed that sometime in the second half of 2020, there will be new iMac and iPad models on the market.