MacRumors reported that Apple is developing a redesigned new iMac product. This is the largest design adjustment of the iMac product line since 2012. However, according to a new report from Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, Apple’s Face ID facial recognition authentication system is likely to appear in the second iteration of the redesign, rather than the first time this year.
This episode came at the end of a report on the upcoming redesign of the M1 MacBook Air. In addition, the report also emphasized that Apple intends to introduce a series of updates to its Mac product line to reflect the wishes of Mac’s most staunch supporters, including the introduction of new ports, slots and network cellular connections.
Apple has also developed basic support for cellular connectivity (Mac’s ability to connect to the Internet through a smartphone network) and Face ID (face recognition system) for the Mac. But neither of these features seems to come soon. For this reason, Face ID was originally planned to arrive in this year’s iMac redesign, but now it is unlikely to be included in the first iteration of the new design.
Face ID made its debut in the iPhone X in 2017 and has been an important feature of Apple’s flagship iPhone ever since. The iPad Pro also received a facial recognition system. The speculation that Apple will bring Face ID to the Mac is not new, but there are few rumors, which makes Gurman’s message worth emphasizing.
Naijatechnews has learned that Apple’s Face ID function can unlock devices through facial scanning. It is currently limited to iPhone and iPad, but the code found in macOS Big Sur Beta indicates that Face ID may appear on Macs in the future.
According to a previous Bloomberg report, the redesigned iMac model will use a slim frame around the display, and the large metal chin will also be eliminated . It is expected that its appearance will be similar to the Pro Display XDR monitor released by Apple in 2019.
Apple’s redesigned iMac will use a flat back design instead of a curved rear design. Previous rumors said that the new iMac will use the “iPad Pro design language.” At least one new model will replace the 21.5-inch and 27-inch models, and the size will be between 23 inches and 24 inches, but it is not clear what the size of the second iMac is.
The 23-inch or 24-inch iMac may have the same physical size as the current 21.5-inch iMac, with a smaller frame to achieve a larger display. A new iMac with a new design and Apple’s Silicon chip may be launched in the first half of this year.
The redesigned iMac will use Apple’s Silicon chip, and the redesigned appearance will be consistent with Apple’s move to get rid of the Intel chip, allowing iMac to have an updated processor and a new design all at once.
Apple plans to equip the new iMac with a next-generation version of Apple’s Silicon chip, which will be faster and more capable of GPU. The Apple Silicon chip that Apple is testing has as many as 16 performance cores and 4 energy efficiency cores, but higher-end desktop models may have as many as 32 high-performance cores. Apple is also working on improving GPU technology, and is testing 16-core and 32-core graphics components.
The new Apple iMac is expected to be released in the spring to autumn of 2021, and it is unclear whether the two models will be launched at the same time.