We were expecting a new iMac with a 10th generation Intel processor, Comet Lake. It hasn’t been announced to WWDC, but reports suggest the new iMac looks imminent.
This discussion comes from 9to5Mac: “When will Apple launch a new iMac, and should you buy it now or wait?“
Rumors of a new iMac 2020 have been circulating for several months, and it seems that we are getting closer and closer to one version. This does, however, raise some important questions about whether you should buy now or wait, and consider the next transition from Mac to Apple Silicon.
Author Miller continues by covering the expected changes in this new iMac.
Rumors indicate that the iMac 2020 will present a new industrial design with thinner glasses, similar to the Pro Display XDR and the iPad Pro.
Then there is the discussion of whether to buy this latest Intel-based iMac and most likely to emerge from the early days of the transition to Apple Silicon. Or wait for ARM-based iMacs, go ahead and probably enjoy much faster iMacs.
For example, Apple Silicon Macs will be able to run iPhone and iPad applications in native mode, unlike Intel-based Macs. Interestingly, Ming-Chi Kuo, a reliable analyst at Apple, said that a new 24-inch iMac would be one of the first Macs to switch to Apple Silicon.
In fact, the Mac Mini Developer Transition Kit (DTK) (A12Z) has already been calibrated—With good results.
Also, by the way, benchmarks for the iMac Comet Lake were also disclosed. It’s almost a guarantee that these iMacs exist and will be delivered soon. The reason they weren’t announced to WWDC is probably because Apple didn’t want to cloud the waters of its Apple Silicon ad.
Either way, it’s a tough decision for many people who need a new iMac.
Apple News Debris of the Week
• What if your local Apple store is closed and you need a repaired Apple device? Look at this Apple support page.
• Apple may have found a new way for the future Apple Watch to detect hand gestures. And it’s pretty cool. See: “Venous scanning could help the future Apple Watch to detect contactless gestures.“In short,
What the system requires is capturing the positions of the veins, relative spacing, shape, displacement and blood flow. By examining how the veins are in specific hand positions, it is possible for the system to determine how the user moves his hand in general, and to deduce what type of gesture he is performing.
• Pandemic blockages have helped all streaming TV services, including Apple TV +. Cult of Mac writes:Over a quarter of American households sampled Apple TV + during the lockout.“
The research firm notes that more than two in five American broadband households tested a streaming video service during the lockout. A surprisingly large number of 8% of households tested four or more. Among new subscribers to TV streaming services, Apple TV + was sampled by 27% of households, the report said.
But retaining subscribers is the imminent challenge for Apple.
A recent report suggests that Apple TV + currently has in the region of 10 millions users. However, at least half of them are on the free trial offered by Apple. Apple offers a free one-year subscription to anyone who has purchased a new iPad, iPhone, Mac, or Apple TV in the past year. This means that, unlike other services, many people are probably getting Apple TV + for free.
Showtime is November 2, 2020, the date by which those who have a free subscription to Apple TV + must decide to pay or let it expire. Expect Apple to do something dramatic in mid-late October to get these free trial customers to pay.
• A version of macOS Big Sur and many applications will run natively on Apple Silicon Mac (ARM). So that, in turn, raises the possibility of macOS running on an iPhone. At Cult of Mac, Ed Hardy explores this delicious option. “An iPhone running macOS applications could be the whole computer you need.“
There are many fascinating things to ponder in this article. They will amaze your mind.
Particle Debris is typically a mix of John Martellaro’s observations and opinions about a week’s standout event or article, followed by a discussion of articles that didn’t make headlines about TMO, debris from technical news. The column is published most often every Friday, with the exception of vacation weeks.