New iMac to be Thinner With Droplet Design, Leaked Internals Photo?

Posted October 14, 2012 at 5:45pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 15600 views

Apple will reportedly update the iMac this year making it thinner and giving it more of a water droplet design, according to a WeiPhone thread relayed by MacRumors.

The redesigned iMac is said to be considerably thinner than the current form factor, with the machine's thickness almost impossible to gauge when viewed from the side. The curved rear shell is also said to appear more like a water droplet than the squared-off design seen in the current model. The report also claims that the new iMac's screen is glued to the front glass of the machine, in line with previous rumors stating that Apple is moving to fully laminate the two components together for improved display quality.

Also in line with previous rumors, the report suggests that Apple may first update the 21.5-inch model with the new design, which is said to maintain the existing "chin" below the display even as the body is tweaked with a thinner profile. The updated 27-inch model could then follow somewhat later, as has been suggested due to the challenges of laminating the larger display and glass with acceptable yields. The new iMacs are also said to be more expensive than the current models, but it is unclear how significant any pricing changes would be.


The report also says that Apple will indeed release a 13-inch Retina Display MacBook Pro which is already being assembled in Mexico and other locations with Chinese production scheduled for later this month. It's said to carry the code name of D1 which matches with the D2 code name for the 15-inch Retina Display MacBook Pro.

It's possible that Apple could unveil its new MacBook and iMac update at the iPad mini event which is expected on October 23rd.

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Poly1 - October 18, 2012 at 11:33pm
"...the new iMac's screen is glued to the front glass of the machine..." Read: the new iMac will have fewer user upgradable components and be less environmentally responsible than previous iterations. Apple, once "pirates of Silicon Valley", are quickly becoming a greed-driven behemoth I no longer recognize. :(
TheCoose - October 15, 2012 at 1:42pm
Yet another overpriced fan fare from apple. Only brain washed idiots would consider this even news worthy. Hope those that drool over everything apple also enjoy padding apples bank account with the undeserved $$. Makes me sick
Tina.. - October 15, 2012 at 2:27pm
I don't understand why you've to come here and comment on apple specific site and comment on the Apple Product when you can't afford and just dream to have one... :-) ... what is your problem with Apple bank statements.. Its an American company and I like to see it prosper.. Anyways.. enjoy ur dell.. lolz
ifindtheCooseanidiot - October 15, 2012 at 9:15pm
@TheCoose, Your truly a moron , go play in traffic and hopefully you will get hit by a car and not be a lowlife burden on society!
SuperTiti - October 14, 2012 at 6:03pm
Apple is continuously diving into troubles ! The first mistake is to lengthen production times ! Time is money guys ( iPhone 5 and iMac 2012 are traps). Secondly, linked to firstly, fixing these products is becoming challenging and expensive, even if Apple made some efforts on the iPhone "fixability " according to iFixit. Time will tell...
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