Apple’s most Neglected Lineup

by birtanpublished on April 5, 2021

I am a huge fan of I'm a huge fan of the iMac the first Mac I ever had was an iMac in the first Mac I ever bought with my own money was also an iMac and now I use an iMac pro every single day and it kills me inside it's like a knife through the heart that Apple has done basically nothing with the iMac when it comes to the front in the design for the past 10 years now we're pushing 11 years of the front of the iMac not changing and internally yeah it's a whole different story they've updated the specs they've given a new i/o speed improvements and all that but still even internally the iMac is pretty dated so

That's why I'm very excited about today's reports talking about a 23 inch iMac which gives me a glimmer of hope that something is changing finally let's begin so I think the iMac line is under appreciated and under loved because for a lot of people it's actually a decent value now no I'm not referring to the 1080p iMac or the IMAX that still shipped with standard spinning hard drives those are incredibly dated I agree they need to go so much of this lineup is dated in fact Apple has done basically nothing with the iMac Pro ever since initially launching it way back in

2017 so later this year we're gonna hit the three-year mark with iMac Pro basically getting no changes at all now the IMAX were refreshed in March of 2019 which of course is over a year ago now and it was pretty much just a spec boost that got some new CPUs they got some new GPU options and that for a lot of people has made them better performing for the price then the iMac Pro was which is why a lot of people have kind of settled with the 27-inch 5k IMAX which do have great displays other than the big junk fetch in at the bottom and the thick bezels all the way around

The edges that are about as thick as an entire Apple watch and I think this lineup is in desperate need of being revamped to what the iMac is meant to be it's supposed to be kind of that all-in-one desktop experience that Apple has been perfecting ever since you know many many decades ago the home PC that sits on your desks no this isn't something we have to worry that much about battery performance or the wattage of the USBC charge connector and everything this is a machine that age is a lot better than a MacBook because you don't have a battery to degrade over

Time and get worse and it's not mobile so there's less things being shooken around and durability also is not a main concern because you know that for the life of this thing it's mostly going to be on a desk that typically allows you to get really really good performance per dollar compared to a macbook and i feel like the only big compromise other than those cheap hard drives and fusion drives they're still shipping with the older imax the only big compromise you have to make when going with an iMac is for one it's not mobile into it's pretty

Dang dated I mean seriously looking at things like the pro display and what displays Apple is capable of making versus the frame they put around their 5k display and I know some of you are like well just get the LG ultra fine if you want a good display panel but that thing doesn't really look good either and I know some of you out there are like well it's a desktop computer who cares how it looks it's not really supposed to look good it's just meant to work I disagree the whole purpose of an all-in-one design is that you have a more clean uniform good-looking device

On your desk it's one of the reasons that I'm Mac Pro display is not even my primary monitor anymore I use a BenQ monitor that's 4k and has much thinner vessels than the iMac and is also cheaper than the pro display stand and that works great I love it it's very sharp it's very vibrant the colors are excellent and this isn't a sponsored video or anything I'm just saying other companies have showcased that it's really not that difficult to make a good looking frame for your display so that you can have a modern and futuristic looking all-in-one on your desktop maybe

It's because of the lack of competition you know there's really not that many windows all-in-one PCs out there that are much better than iMac so when it comes to the all-in-one game Apple is still in the lead by far you know if you're going with a PC it makes the most amount of sense to get some type of tower and there are all in ones I know they exist they're just not great they're just not as sleek and usually not as high-performing as Apple makes their all-in-one so perhaps that's part of the reason Apple doesn't care that much but hearing that there's a 23 inch

IMac in development means different display from the 21 and a half inch iMac they've been sending for a long time and could that mean that if there's a new display there's new designs coming there has to be of some kind so my hope is that means later on this year perhaps even at Worldwide Developers Conference maybe that's too soon I know there's not a ton of leaks confirming this but that would be great if at dub DC we got some iMac redesigns this year minty quo even suggesting that the iMac Pro is getting a redesign that's supposed to launch maybe at the very end

Of this year I Mac Pro was initially unveiled at Worldwide Developers Conference in 2017 so wouldn't it make sense to refresh it at that same event I personally think so I know it's not a huge demographic of Apple's audience you know the Mac is not even the bulk of apples revenue and the bulk of the Mac revenue is MacBook Airs and MacBook Pros anyway so why give this much attention to the iMac you know why actually do anything with it well because I think the big hardcore fans of the iMac would all come out if there was actually something exciting and cool to upgrade

To and may I just mention I hate all these concepts that basically just slim down the sides of the iMac but it still has a giant chin and you want a pro stand on the back it's like really you just want to add a thousand dollars to every iMac no we don't need the pro stand on the iMac okay you're just asking for it to be expensive keep that standard old stand on the back keep upgrading that performance you know if we could get SSDs by default on all the IMAX that would be great and also just slim down those bezels make it look like the pro display but without the

Insanely expensive extreme dynamic range crap just keep on going with your whole 5k LCD displays 5k in my opinion is still overkill you can get by just fine with 4k even on a 32 inch screen and I know there's not rumors for a 30 inch iMac coming out later this year but I think the Mac lineup desperately needs some updating in this department in specifics you know you catered to the people that want upgrade ability with the Mac Pro you're like okay here's some modularity and you can take the whole case off and you can switch out whatever you want cool those people they were

Treated they got cool hardware but what about the rest of us Apple what about the people who don't really care that much about upgrade ability and just want to have one monitor that's built into the computer one power cable keyboard and mouse come with the product you just plug it in it starts working it's got built-in speakers also update the webcams while you're at it I Mac Pro is like the only Mac in the world that actually has a decent built-in webcam bring that to the rest of the lineup make that standard maybe maybe just make the iMac Pro the pro display XDR with a

Computer built into it that can be for the pros but for everybody else who doesn't want to spend $10,000 on a computer you can refresh and update the traditional 27 inch in 21 and a half inch IMAX because again it's crazy that the last time the iMac got a facelift Apple watch didn't even exist and neither did air pods or the iPad that whole life of the iPad look at the first one and look at the latest one that's how much time there's been since the iMac got anything changed on the front other than you know Space Gray

Option in 2017 so please Apple I know I've made videos like this before but when I repeat myself it's to get my point across update the IMAX do something with them especially when it comes to the front even if you don't have to change much of the specs they need a refresh it's long long overdue let me know what you guys would like to see in next-generation iMac redesigns by hitting up over on Twitter join my discord we can chat more about it there this is your alpha sleep here and make the iMac great again that's not a political – oh no okay I'll see you in

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