Whenever an upgraded version of an electronic device is about to come, we look forward to the new specifications and features it will have. People often compare a newly arrived version of an electronic product to the last released model. They try to find out if the upgraded model is indeed better than the previous one or just has a new name. While good features and specifications are important, an attractive design adds a lot of value to a device too.
Reportedly, Apple is working on a couple of redesigned versions of the iMac. While you do expect minor design-based changes in an upgraded product, this one is expected to boast of a complete ‘makeover’ as far as the iMac is concerned. Apart from some major design changes, there will be a bunch of exciting features that one can look forward to.
The redesigned iMac was said to feature a Face ID facial recognition authentication system. Many Apple loyalists who have used this feature on their phones or other electronic devices were eagerly looking forward to this feature on their iMac. There is some disappointment in store for them as it has been learned now that this particular feature will be a part of the second reiteration of the redesign instead of the first iteration that is expected to come out sometime this year. This piece of information has been confirmed in a recently published report on Bloomberg.
The report also states that Apple plans to come up with a series of updates for its Mac lineup that, the company hopes, would meet the expectations of Mac loyalists. In the redesigned versions, one can expect to find a larger number of connectivity ports, multiple slots, and better cellular connectivity.
The iPhone X, launched in the year 2018, was the first Apple device to feature Face ID. Since then, it has featured in most of the flagship phones by Apple. Even the iPad Pro features it now. The Face ID is a feature that enables the user to unlock their device with the help of a facial scan. At the moment, this feature is available only in the iPhone and iPad Pro but the MacOS Big Sur featured a code that hinted towards Macs featuring Face ID very soon.
According to various reports published in Bloomberg in the past, the redesigned iMac models will have thinner bezels around the display and Apple will get the metal chin removed. The overall design, it has been said, will be quite similar to the Pro Display XDR monitor that was launched in the year 2019.
The redesigned iMacs are expected to be launched sometime between the spring and fall of this year. Whether the two models will be released at the same time has not been confirmed yet.