Hit-and-miss leaks Jon Prosser has today claimed that the upcoming 2021 iMac models will offer five color choices, reflecting the colors of the fourth-generation iPad Air, and revealed a number of further details about the Mac Pro with Apple Silicon.
In a new video on the YouTube channel FrontPageTech, Prosser explained that the redesigned iMacs come with options for silver, space color, green, sky blue and pink gold.
He shared renderings of what these new color choices might look like on a redesigned iMac, but noted that he has not yet seen the back of the new design, so his renderings are purely speculative beyond colors.
Prosser explained that the range of color choices aims to capitalize on nostalgia for the original iMac, which came in a selection of iconic colors such as lime, strawberry, blueberry, grape and mandarin.
Newly designed iMacs with slimmer frames and Sil Apple Silicon chips have been expected for some time, but it is unclear exactly when they are expected to be launched this year, or whether both model sizes will come out at the same time.
Prosser also outlined a number of further details about the upcoming Mac Pro with Apple Silicon, which supports previous rumors from BloombergMark Gurman. Gurman has said that the new Mac Pro will be less than half of the current Mac Pro, placing it somewhere between the existing Mac Pro and Mac mini. The machine is speculated to have a mostly aluminum exterior and can “evoke nostalgia” for the Power Mac G4 Cube.
Prosser has now said that the new Mac Pro will have a design that looks like “three to four Mac mines stacked on top of each other,” and reproduces the alleged new look.
Internally, Prosser says that the Mac Pro will be designed with “the computing unit at the bottom” and a “large heat sink at the top.”
Late last year, Bloomberg reported that Apple plans to launch the new, smaller Mac Pro with Apple Silicon by the end of 2022, but it may arrive as soon as this year.