The iMac aesthetics of the late 1990s could make a comeback. Something that made everyone fall in love in the late ’90s was the aesthetics of Apple computers. They were colorful opposed to the yellowish computers that were Windows PCs. And now those colorful iMacs could make a comeback.
If you grew up between the 90s and the 2000s, you probably remember those iMacs with transparent backs that were sold in different colors such as turquoise, green, pink, orange, and purple. According to a recent leak, Apple could bring back that aesthetic with some changes.
Almost all users who want an Apple computer go straight for the MacBook Pro or MacBook Air, except for those who are looking for comfort and choose a computer with a large screen such as the iMac.
The history of these Apple desktops could be about to change if the leak comes true. Jon Prosser points out that Apple’s next iMacs would arrive in different colors and would be the same colors found on the fourth-generation iPad Air.
This is a complete redesign for the iMacs and they would arrive in bright colors such as space gray, silver, rose gold, green, and sky blue. This would break with the monotony of iMacs which are silver except for the iMac Pro which is black, better known as space gray.
Jon Prosser comments that this renewal of design and colors in iMacs is due to the nostalgia element. In 1998, colored iMacs were launched to break with the negative situation the company was experiencing due to corporate mismanagement.
Apple right now is in a very good moment, so the only excuse could be to play on nostalgia as Jon Prosser says.
There are also expected to be narrower edges on the display inspired by the Pro Display XDR on the Mac Pro, remember iMacs have very wide edges. It would have a flatter back than the current one and the processor it would mount would be superior to the Apple M1.
There is no confirmed date about the next Apple Keynote, although it is rumored that this iMac would already be in process and it would be until the end of 2021 when it would be officially launched.