Lightweight rumors point to larger iMac with Possible M2 chip coming this fall along with a newly designed iPad mini
Over the weekend, Bloomberg tech writer Mark Gurman posted a new edition of his 'Power On' newsletter. While most Apple fans were aware of a larger iMac with an "M" processor was coming to market later this year as a follow up to their 24" model introduced on April 29th, Gurman wrote:
"I absolutely still believe that a larger, redesigned iMac to replace the Intel 27-inch models is en route. Apple increasing the screen size of the smaller model from 21.5 inches to 24 inches seems to indicate that the 27-inch model could see a size increase as well. I don't think, however, that Apple will launch the larger model with the same M1 chip that's in the smaller model. It likely will be an M1X, the beefier version of the current M1, or an M2X."
Yes, many are hoping for an iMac 32" for their Pro customers, and that was part of a report by Macworld UK back on July first.
Gurman also believes that a newly designed iPad mini will include an 8.4-inch display, is a "go for this fall." Gurman calls the upcoming update the iPad mini's "biggest redesign" since it launched. That's a rehashed Bloomberg rumor that Jon Prosser played up on June 11th with some basic renderings.
In the free version of his newsletter, Gurman talked about his views of Apple Card and how Apple should consider a new higher-end Apple Card+ with a membership fee in the $750/annum range. You could read more about Gurman's views on that here.
Lastly, Gurman touched on Apple's likely plan to rival Square moving forward based on their acquisition of Canadian company Mobeewave last year. Obviously Apple acquired the company to use it in the future, so that's not much of a prediction as it is a reminder.