It is rumored that Apple is working on new versions of the iMac desktop computer, and a launch may come in the near future, based on new characters found in the macOS Big Sur 11.3 beta that was released this morning.
According to 9to5Mac, there are references to two new iMac models in macOS Big Sur 11.3 beta 5, identified as “iMac21,1” and “iMac21,2.” The new Macs use the code names J456 and J457, which were first revealed earlier this year by Bloomberg.
We do not yet know when Apple will update the iMac series, but there are new versions of the 21.5 and 27-inch iMac models. Rumor has it that the new iMacs will have a design similar to the Pro Display XDR with slim frames and no metal hook.
Instead of a curved design on the back, the new iMac models will have a flat back, and at least one of the new models measures 23 to 24 inches. Apple silicon chips will be included, and some dubious rumors have pointed to color choices that match the iPad Air colors.
Apple recently discontinued the iMac Pro, an advanced iMac alternative that was first released in 2017. With signs of the new iMacs in the current Big Sur beta and iMac Pro discontinued and sold out, we could see the updated iMac models in the not so distant future.