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iMac with AirPower? The iMac Refresh Apple Should Consider

Apple’s last true refresh to their iMac lineup came in 2012. Then, the iMac shrunk 80% [of its width] from the previous generation. Now? We’re waiting for something new.

To be fair, the iMac did receive a spec. update in 2017 and a name-update – the iMac Pro. Even then, the iMac hasn’t adopted features synonymous with other current Apple products:

  • Minimal bezels
  • Biometric security (FaceID/TouchID)
  • Truly minimalist design
  • USB-C
  • Wireless charging
  • Touch bar technology

These are only a few of the now flagship features Apple has adopted since the 2012 iMac refresh.

Luckily, Lorenzo Mariotti, whipped up concept art to show us what a truly updated iMac might look like.

Renders by Lorenzo Mariotti

The design stands at an astounding 3mm wide. It showcases built-in AirPower charging technology, FaceID, touch bar technology.

This is a design “Apple-fanboys” would love – there’s no doubt. The integrated technologies and features fit perfectly within the Apple ecosystem.

Your iMac is already always plugged into an AC outlet – right? Why not make use of that connection and integrate a wireless charging pad. You’d be able to supply unlimited power to your Apple devices whenever you needed it most.

Is it a convenience? Sure. It’s also much more than that too. It would also allow Apple to showcase another innovation. Very few desktop setups allow for added functionality outside of running an OS. That behavior is, naturally, a standard. This would allow Apple to push the iMac outside of desktop territory – making it a true basestation.

Renders by Lorenzo Mariotti
Renders by Lorenzo Mariotti
Renders by Lorenzo Mariotti
Renders by Lorenzo Mariotti


Written by Justin Rockmore

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