New macOS Big Sur beta code references two unreleased iMacs

References to two new iMacs have been spotted in the macOS Big Sur 11.3 beta.

Apple is widely rumoured to be working on new versions of its iMac computer, following the discontinuation of the iMac Pro and the recent removal of some base-line models from its online store, both tidbits suggesting the company could be releasing new Macs imminently.

As first spotted by the team at 9to5Mac, there are numerous references to new, unreleased iMac models in the latest macOS beta, known as “iMac21,1” and “iMac21,2.”

The new Macs have the codenames J456 and J457, names that Bloomberg revealed earlier in the year.

There’s no official word on when – or even if – the company will refresh its iMac range, but we do know that the company has been working on a redesigned form factor that takes inspiration from the Pro Display XDR.

That could mean slimmed down bezels and the removal of the metal chin from the iMac, as well as the introduction of M1 silicon chips.

Separate reports suggest the new iMac will be sold in a variety of new color options.

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