Following the release of macOS Big Sur 11.3 beta 5 for developers and public beta users today, 9to5Mac now you have found references to new iMac models in the internal codes of the operating system. This comes after rumors that Apple is working on new iMacs with Apple Silicon chips.
The latest beta version of macOS Big Sur comes with codes for two new iMacs, which are identified as “iMac21.1” and “iMac21.2”. It is worth mentioning that these numbers are not related to the size of the screen.
At the beginning of this year, Bloomberg reported that the code names of new iMacs with Apple Silicon chips are J456 and J457, and 9to5Mac was able to confirm that the new models listed in the latest macOS Big Sur beta have the same codename. According to the report, the 21.5 and 27-inch models will be updated sometime this year.
Last week, a developer noticed some reports of crashes in their application coming from an unknown iMac that is powered by an ARM processor. At the same time, Apple recently discontinued the iMac Pro and some configurations of the 21.5-inch iMac, suggesting that the updated iMac with M1 (or another Apple Silicon chip) is coming soon.
In addition to having Apple Silicon chips, rumors suggest that the new iMac models will be redesigned with a look similar to the Pro Display XDR. The present day, 9to5Mac They also found references to a new “A14X” chip that will likely be used in the next-gen iPad Pro, which is expected to be released in the next few weeks.
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