Amid rumors and hints that the iMac is about to be updated, Apple’s current 27-inch iMac supply continues to decline, and the current shipment of mid- to high-end inventory is expected to be delayed until September. The 27-inch iMac has been experiencing months of supply strain and an extended shipment, but the situation has worsened to the point where new buyers are now expected to wait nearly two months for the machines to be delivered.
Rumours of an impending update to the iMac date back to March, when coin X, a reliable leaker, said Apple would update the iMac. In a few weeks, news of a new 23-inch iMac will emerge in the second half of the year, and Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman points out that a “substantial” iMac update will come later this year, possibly including a redesign.
As WWDC approaches, occasional leaker Sonny Dickson claims that the redesigned iMac, which uses the “iPad Pro design language”, will be unveiled at the conference, but it failed, possibly because of Apple’s transition to Apple’s processor on the Mac line, and renowned analyst 錤 said the redesigned 24-inch iMac would be one of the first to switch to Apple’s processors.
Mr. Guo also said 錤 that the current Intel processor-based iMac will receive an update in the third quarter of this year, between now and the end of September, and that we have in fact seen the latest Geekbench benchmark, apparently powered by the unreleased Intel Lake-S and AMD graphics processors.
So when will we see the next iMac update? It’s hard to say yet. We haven’t heard any specific rumors that there will be an update in the near future, but Apple is rumoured to be releasing an iMac based on Apple’s processor by the end of the year, and it looks like a relatively short update cycle even now, unless the Apple processor-based iMac, which arrives at the end of the year, is scheduled to be sold with Intel processor-based models during the transition period.