Apple is relied upon to release an updated iMac powered by Apple silicon later this year, and early, developer Dennis Oberhoff has found an unreleased ARM-based iMac in an Xcode crash log for his Mac app DaftCloud.
Oberhoff shared the Xcode crash log on Twitter and with 9to5Mac, which investigated the log and believes that it is real.
DaftCloud is a third-party macOS desktop application for music sharing website SoundCloud, and it is conceivable that an Apple engineer was utilizing the application on an Apple silicon iMac model, yet this is simply speculation. The log demonstrates that the iMac is running macOS 11.2.1, released toward the beginning of February, yet no further subtleties can be observed.
Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman has previously detailed that an updated iMac with an Apple silicon chip will be released later this year. Gurman said the new iMac’s plan will be motivated by Apple’s high-end Pro Display XDR, with slimmer bezels around the display, no metal chin below the display, and a flat back.
Recently, Apple declared that the iMac Pro is being discontinued, while 512GB and 1TB SSD redesign options are as of now inaccessible for the 21.5-inch iMac.