Apple could unveil its 2021 iMac in five different colors inspired by the tech giant’s iconic 1998 bulbous computer that saved it from bankruptcy
- Apple is set to release a new iMac this year that could come in five colors
- A leaker shared renders showing a redesigned computer system
- The color options include silver, space gray, green, sky blue and rose gold
- It seems Apple pulled inspiration from its iconic 1998 iMac G3
Apple usually hosts an event March to announce new products and this year is expected to be no different.
Although the tech giant has not confirmed the event, speculations on what could be released are flooding the web – specifically a new iMac computer.
An image shows a new model in five different colors, echoing the iconic bulbous iMac G3 released in 1999.
A video shared by well-known Apple leaker Jon Prosser on YouTube shows renders of the redesigned system in options for silver, space gray, green, sky blue and rose gold.
A video shared by well-known Apple leaker Jon Prosser on YouTube shows renders of the redesigned system in options for silver, space gray, green, sky blue and rose gold
Sources are going back and forth to whether there will be a March event and what products will be revealed – rumors have suggested we could see new AirPods, iMacs and the long awaited AirTags.
However, the latest iMac could make waves in the industry because it will send some users down memory lane.
Prosser explained that the range of color options aims to capitalize on nostalgia for the original iMac, MacRumors reports.
The original system, called iMac G3, launched in 1998 for $1,299, which was Apple’s Hail Mary as it was heading for bankruptcy at the time.
An image shows a new model in five different colors, echoing that of the iconic bulbous iMac G3 (pictured) released in 1999
The ports appear to be the same as what Apple released in its 2020 iMac, but notes they could be placed in a different location on the real system
iMac G3 not only saved the tech giant, but became a fan favorite among the public.
And Apple could revive the bright colors with the new 2021 iMac, along with adding the same color options with the new iPad Air.
According to MacRumors, the next-generation system would feature slimmer bezels and include Apple Silicon chips.
Prosser says the ports appear to be the same as what Apple released in its 2020 iMac, but notes they could be placed in a different location on the real system.
Apple’s Silicon chip was announced November 10, which features a unified memory architecture, integrated GPU, neural engine and is the tech giant’s highest performing core to date.
New versions of the MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and Mac mini all boast the new chip.
The next-generation system would feature slimmer bezels and include Apple Silicon chips
The new chip was used in place of Intel Chips that have been used in Mac computers since 2005.
It is called M1 in the Mac that transforms the new system ‘into a completely new class of products,’ Johny Srouji, SVP of hardware technologies, said at the November event.
‘There has never been a chip like M1, our breakthrough SoC for the Mac. It builds on more than a decade of designing industry-leading chips for iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch, and ushers in a whole new era for the Mac,’ Srouji said.
‘When it comes to low-power silicon, M1 has the world’s fastest CPU core, the world’s fastest integrated graphics in a personal computer, and the amazing machine learning performance of the Apple Neural Engine.
‘With its unique combination of remarkable performance, powerful features, and incredible efficiency, M1 is by far the best chip we’ve ever created.’