Speculation: iMacs and MacBook Pros Launching Early 2021

According to a recent report by DigiTimes, Apple is poised to refresh its MacBook Pro and iMac lines in the upcoming first half of the year. It’s been a considerable time since these products were last updated — the iMac in July 2010 and the MacBook Pro in April 2010.

Thus, the anticipation of new models within the next six months is quite predictable.

Details are sparse, but the report hints at “at least four upgraded MacBook Pros” and new iMacs that will introduce “a new panel size and a price point for the mainstream market.” I am eager to see if Apple will eliminate the optical drive in at least one of the 15-inch MacBook Pro models and opt for 512GB solid-state drives across the board. Regarding the iMac, the mention of a “new panel size” could suggest either a new aspect ratio or simply larger screens maintaining the current aspect ratio.

With Apple’s apparent strategy to push the Mac lineup strongly in 2011, more affordable iMac options could indeed be on the horizon. Despite some consumers’ hopes, the inclusion of Blu-ray drives remains unlikely.

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