WWDC 2020 is less than two weeks away, and shipping estimates for Apple’s 27-inch iMac stocks are extending past the June 22 WWDC keynote address. This could mean the much-rumored new iMac will debut at the virtual Apple developer event.
While the slipping shipment dates are an indicator of an impending iMac refresh, they are not necessarily a solid predictor of a refresh. Shipping quotes of the iMac have shown as extended for the last month or so, and they fluctuate day-to-day.
While the slipping shipment date could be an indicator of a refresh, they could also be due to COVID-19 coronavirus-related delays and shortages.
The iMac is definitely due for an update, and there have been numerous rumors about new iMac floating around the rumor bowl.
Journalist Mark Gurman said in April that a “substantial” iMac update was on the way, and today leaker Sonny Dickson claimed that Apple will debut a new iMac with “iPad Pro Design Language” at their WWDC 2020 event later this month.
Dickson says the new iMac will also include thinner bezels similar to those seen on Apple’s Pro Display XDR that accompanied the new Mac Pro last year. The new iMac will also feature the custom T2 chip that debuted in the rest of the Mac lineup. The T2 chip integrates several security and controller functions.