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2020-05-23, 14:13

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Will not matter, new Mac's have not had built in card readers for a while now.

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2020-05-23, 20:01

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Will not matter, new Mac's have had built in card readers for a while now.
I know they have. That's why I was hoping we get this new crazy fast format instead of being stuck with the old one when we see the new machine at WWDC.
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2020-05-23, 20:49

Might get them might not, many newer Macs have dropped the card reader.
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2020-05-23, 20:51

The Apple Store says the current iMacs have SDXC card slots.
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2020-05-24, 05:05

The Mac mini no longer does. That’s kind of a shame.

Anyway, no, this year’s iMac (if it comes) almost certainly have the new spec. For one, it’s barely out. And two, it relies on PCIe 4, which Intel doesn’t offer yet.
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2020-05-24, 23:21

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The Mac mini no longer does. That’s kind of a shame.

Anyway, no, this year’s iMac (if it comes) almost certainly won't have the new spec. For one, it’s barely out. And two, it relies on PCIe 4, which Intel doesn’t offer yet.
Fixed the typo. Seems to be a recurring problem in this particular thread.


I hadn't realized that the Mini dropped the SD card reader. In truth, it's probably better to have Apple drop it in the iMac, so it can be added back with an adapter. You have to add third party front ports to the iMac anyway to be really productive.

I do want to see SD card support back in the 16" Macbook Pro, but maybe Apple held off because this new standard wasn't ready to go.

I was wondering about PCIe 4 when I read the article, but couldn't find out what version was being used in the MacBook Pro.
Another concern is whether if using a USB adapter, the SD Card reader/USB4 can be secured by the T2 chip.
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2020-05-25, 01:20

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Fixed the typo. Seems to be a recurring problem in this particular thread.
Oops. That’s what happens when I keep editing a sentence.
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2020-06-09, 12:05

Rumors are heating up on this front as well. Can't wait. I finally have the cash for a new iMac, Apple is rumored to be adding interest-free Apple Card financing on Macs, and I am patiently awaiting a new industrial design. Hoping this is my year, and hoping there is something smaller than the 27".

Rooting for this!

Let's go Apple. You can do it!

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2020-06-15, 16:45

The leaks keep leaking!
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2020-06-16, 03:03

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The leaks keep leaking!
Couldn't that just be a generic "external display" icon?
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2020-06-16, 08:12

I sure hope so because that is one fat-ass bezel.
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2020-06-16, 09:58

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I sure hope so because that is one fat-ass bezel.
Yeah. Doesn't seem attractive as a "the all-new iMac" icon. But I could be wrong.
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Couldn't that just be a generic "external display" icon?
Could be, but it's got the same foot as the iMac image next to it, and Apple doesn't use their own design language when representing generic items.
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2020-06-16, 15:02

Someone pointed out that that is also a symbol used to show a connected PC.
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2020-06-23, 16:32

I'm guessing that the iMac will get an "update" in July. It will also be the last Intel Mac.
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2020-06-23, 16:57

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I'm guessing that the iMac will get an "update" in July. It will also be the last Intel Mac.
Yes. The question is: Does it get the new form factor, or does that wait for the Ax model?
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2020-06-23, 17:41

I tend to think they will wait for the new form factor. Just seems like a clean break. Who knows what they will do though. The mini came out in G4 and then switched to Intel.

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2020-06-23, 17:46

Any Intel stuff is going to remain in the current design. The transition to ASx (I'm calling it that now: Apple Silicon x) will garner a lot of media attention and will require a big event (October). Doing an all-new form-factor Intel machine would also require a big event, but we just passed that. And I don't think Apple is going to release "lot's of Intel-based products". I think they are done with that*. The iMac gets a minor bump, and then they begin the switch over to ASx.

*It's possible that the 16" MB Pro could rev as well.

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2020-06-24, 00:35

One thing about this move to Ax chips is that I think we'll be largely flying blind on product updates from here on.

The rumour mill bakes in that we see a new iPhone chip annually in the fall, so production begins in the spring.
But specifics about the chips themselves are usually hard to come by.

We're going to miss Intel's public product releases.
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2020-06-24, 10:18

I'm not going to miss them. Hasn't been anything to see there since 2005.
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The transition to ASx (I'm calling it that now: Apple Silicon x) will garner a lot of media attention and will require a big event (October).[/size]
Will it though? In tech media, sure, but I'm not sure why mainstream publications should care. The average consumer won't notice a difference between Intel and Apple chips.
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2020-06-24, 10:51

Apple likes to show off new designs. And it will make a difference. People will ask what processor it has. They do it all the time.

Every day.

Day after day after day after day …

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2020-07-27, 11:44

More iMac rumors. Updated systems in August with same industrial design.

That will not surprise me. The Apple Silicon iMac will be the one that gets the fancy, new shiny.

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2020-07-27, 23:08

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More iMac rumors. Updated systems in August with same industrial design.

That will not surprise me. The Apple Silicon iMac will be the one that gets the fancy, new shiny.
My iMac started exhibiting some graphics issues yesterday in Safari, and I was like "No! I need six more months!"
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2020-08-04, 00:55

We're in an exceptional year, so things like 'Back to School season' are subject to change.

But today would normally launch the traditional B2S season, and Apple often has an early August event.

If things are on schedule, I'd expect the Intel iMac update (spec bump, no big design changes) to happen this week.
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2020-08-04, 10:25

Looks like they did get a bump today. Good call.
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2020-08-04, 11:08

Yep. the boss got an email from Apple this morning. As suspected, it's the same case design with 10th-gen Intel stuff. No surprises, other than the fancy screen coating.

SSD's are now standard, and the base model has no upgrade path beyond 256GB.

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