Want to know about iMac 2020 release? Apple iMac is all in one, ultra thin desktop computer. There are major revamp in the works with reduced bezels, new size option and other design changes.

Apple silicon chips are also expected in these iMac. Apple Silicon will be with such a big update. If you are making up your mind, then we suggest you wait until the new model which will be with an updated Apple Silicon.

What are the advantages of Apple Silicon?

There are the following main advantages of Apple Silicon.

  1. High speed.
  2. More flexibility.
  3. Lowest power consumption.
  4. Common architectures.
  5. Integrated and secured technologies.
  6. Regular improvements.

iMac 2020 release 27 inch model.

Here is the overview of 27 inch iMac for you:

  1. 2880 x 5120 retina display.
  2. True tone display.
  3. Comet lake processors.
  4. $500 nano textured glass option.
  5. Improved speakers, mics and webcams.
  6. AMD radeon, Pro graphics options.
  7. Pricing starts at $1799
  8. Retina 4K display.
  9. One billion colors.
  10. 500 nits brightness.
  11. Wide color.
  12. 3.0GHz 6Core Intel Core i5.
  13. Turbo boost up to 4.1GHz.
  14. 8GB of 2666MHz DDR4 memory.
  15. Configurable to 32GB or 16Gb.
  16. 256GB SSD.
  17. Configurable to 1TB fusion drive.
  18. Radeon Pro 560X , 4GB of GDDr5 memory.
  19. Configurable to Radeon Pro Vega 20, 4Gb of HBM2 memory.
  20. FaceTime HD camera.
  21. Thunderbolt 3 digital video output.
  22. Over USB-C, native displayport.
  23. Thunderbolt 2, VGA, DVI, HDMI output supported by using adapters.
  24. Stereo speakers.
  25. 3.5mm headphone jack.
  26. Microphone.
  27. Four USB-A ports.
  28. SDXC card slot.
  29. Two thunderbolt 3 ports with support of Thunderbolt up to 40Gb/s, Display port, USB 3.1 Gen 2 up to 10Gb.s, thunderbolt 2, VGA, DVI, HDMI.
  30. Magic mouse 2, magic keyboard, magic trackpad 2.
  31. WiFi, Bluetooth.

iMac 2020 release 21.5 Inch model.

  1. 2304 x 4096 Retina display.
  2. Radeon Vega Pro graphic options.
  3. Coffee lake processor.
  4. Faster starts $1299
  5. Faster 2666MHz memory.
  6. 21.5 inch LED backlit display.
  7. 1920 by 1080 resolution.
  8. Support millions of colors.
  9. 2.3GHz dual core intel core i5.
  10. Turbo boost up to 3.6 GHz.
  11. 8GB of 2133MHz DDR4 memory.
  12. Configurable to 16GB
  13. 256GB SSD.
  14. Configurable to 1TB fusion drive.
  15. Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640.
  16. FaceTime HD camera.
  17. Thunderbolt 3 digital video output.
  18. Over USB-C, native display port.
  19. Stereo speakers.
  20. 2.5 mm headphone jack.
  21. Two thunderbolt 3 ports that support display port, thunderbolt upto 40Gb/s, USB 3.1 Gen 2, Thunderbolt 2, VGA, DVI, HDMI.
  22. Magic mouse 2, magic keyboard, magic trackpad 2.
  23. WiFi, BlueTooth.

Update coming!

In mid 2020, Apple last updated the iMac, but now it is not a good time for you to buy a iMac. There are rumors about an updated version of iMac. The latest iMac model will feature a faster Apple Silicon Chip and overhauled design.

As you can see that a significant update is on its way, so it will be best for you to hold off if you are planning to buy an iMac currently. As, the release date is not confirmed yet.


The iMac line was updated on 4th of august, 2020. It got some of the minor changes prior and also expected to shift to Apple Silicon.

  1. The 27 inch iMac gained 10th generation intel processor, nano textured glass option, moved to SSD for all configuration and 1080p facetime camera.
  2. The 21.5 inch iMac gained fusion drive that is still available for some configurations and SSD options.
  3. The iMac Pro gained 10Core Xenon Processor by default. But iMac Pro lacks the option for the nano textured glass.

External design.

The external has not changed in 13 years. It just got minor alterations to the size of the screen. The aspect ratio is actually the most noticeable alteration.

The 24 inch iMac is expected to gain a redesigned chassis with Apple Silicon but the iMac2020 that have intel will not gain it.

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As for potential all in one desktop, not very much is known till now. But, it can be said that the updates it will receive can be inferred from recent releases and other products.

The all in one desktop PC of iMac will have all of its computing components tucked away behind the screen. This shows that Apple had to work with a high thermal load in the same hump back casings. Their colors need to grow too, intel chips should be improved and the same points goes for the discrete graphics.

For better quieter fans and airflow, the iMac Pro changed the internals entirely, but the limitations for thermal still exist. The redesign is expected to take on elements of Pro Display XDR or iPad Pro, both of them reflecting Apple’s modern design philosophy.

2018, the iPad Pro saw a major redesign that will remove the home button and chin in favour of face ID, Bezel less display and flat sides. If the iMac does shift to a similar design, it will actually mean, to 23 inches, pushing the 21.5 inch display out by removing the chin and the large bezels.

One of the twitter users, with the handle iFinder posted about the icons in iOS code that indicated some of the changes from factor to the iMac. The bezels are not very thin,but more uniform.

The Pro Display XDR contains a design Similar to the Mac Pro Tower with cheese grater holes in the back and all screen display. It also has a stand that can rotate and pivot the display. 


Upgrading to the 10th generation intel processor is the most obvious update for the iMac. Apple offers capable desktop combines with a new AMD Navi GPU.

Note: your iMac offers 90 days of complementary technical support. It also offers a one year limited warranty. 

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