A new report from China Times states that Apple plans to release an ARM-based iMac running an A14T chip, codenamed Mt. Jade in the first half of next year. The report states that the new iMac will use Apple’s new processor, and an earlier reported custom Apple GPU being codenamed “Lifuka”.
The report lines up with the reporting of Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo which in June stated that an updated 24-inch Intel iMac would be released during the last quarter of 2020, with an ARM-version in Q1 of 2021. What makes this report anything worthy of a headline is the mention of an A14T chip.
Apple’s A14 chipset which was first introduced in the new iPad Air will be the base line for its initial round of Apple Silicon Macs, with the first in specific being an updated MacBook. China Times previously reported Apple’s plan to launch an iMac with a custom GPU in August, and it seems the outlet is not backing down on that prediction.
Apple’s expcted to hold a Mac-focused event next month, with Bloomberg and Jon Prosser both reporting that the event will headline Apple Silicon Macs. Jon Prosser who hasn’t been afarid to take a punch or two is pinning the tail on November 17th as keynote day.