KEY POINTS

  • Apple is working on a slew of new devices for this year
  • These include a redesigned iMac that will look sleeker than the current model
  • The new iMac might also come in several color options, including green, blue and rose gold

Apple’s upcoming iMacs will come in five new colors, according to leaks coming from a prolific tipster. The rumored new colors come alongside major changes to how the device looks overall.

Noted tipster Jon Prosser of Front Page Tech said Apple’s 2021 iMac will feature a major redesign and will come in more colors than ever. The leaker indicated that Apple will bring fans on a trip to the past, back to the time when the iMac was still colorful. “They’re giving us the colors back,” he said.

The leaker said he is “told” that the prototypes for the new iMac use the same colors as the 2020 iPad Air, namely white, black, green, blue and rose gold.

While it’s worth noting that these colors were used in prototype models, there’s nothing stopping Apple from releasing the said desktop workstation in more colors than it recently did. That said, the reported color options might seem more “out there” compared to Apple’s other designs, iMore noted.

The change in colors also comes with a major redesign. Apple is working on a new iMac that features bezels that are slimmer than the ones found on the current models, Bloomberg reported last month. The slimmer bezels will give the device a look similar to that of the Pro Display XDR – the expensive monitor designed for use with the Mac Pro.

Per Prosser’s report, the new iMacs will feature flat backs and will have a slew of ports located at the lower-left side when viewed from the back. The design shown on the video isn’t really final yet, which they might look different when they finally come out.

Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman said the Cupertino tech giant is working on two different versions of the said redesigned iMac. The two are codenamed J456 and J457, respectively, and will replace the 21.5-inch and 27-inch iMac currently available in the market.

Both redesigned iMacs will feature Arm-based Apple silicon. At the time of Gurman’s report, it was unclear if it will be the M1 chip powering the latest MacBooks or a totally new processor, such as the 32-core processor earlier reports talked about. What’s clear about this is that, as per Prosser’s report, the new device will run on an Apple processor.

Apple said it would keep production of its new-generation Mac Pro computer -- announced in June at the company's developer conference -- after obtaining exemptions from tariffs on some imported components Apple said it would keep production of its new-generation Mac Pro computer -- announced in June at the company's developer conference -- after obtaining exemptions from tariffs on some imported components Photo: AFP / Brittany Hosea-Small