To help us provide you with free impartial advice, we may earn a commission if you buy through links on our site. Learn more

New iMac and Mac mini models rumoured to launch ‘soon’ after trusted Apple tipster breaks Twitter silence

It's been two years since Apple last updated the Mac mini, which itself was first update to the product line since 2014

An anonymous Twitter account, which has been dormant since September last year, has set a whole rumour mill turning this morning with a three-word post: iMac/Mac Mini.

This tweet, which ended with the emoji showing the word ‘soon’ and an arrow, was shortly followed by a post that said “New camera on iPad” with the ‘100’ emoji. 

The reason these tweets have generated such hype is that the account belongs to a user called CoinX who has been a somewhat reliable, if a little vague, Apple tipster in the past.

They correctly tweeted the names of the 2018 iPhone XS and iPhone XR range, for instance, among other leaked details so if they’re tweeting about a new iMac/Mac Mini launch, many are taking it as near-on confirmation a model refresh is on the cards.

It’s been two years since Apple last updated the Mac mini, which itself was the first update to the product line since 2014. The iMac was updated more recently with the launch of a 21.5-inch and 27-inch iMac in April last year.

These new rumours build on reports from respected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo who recently forecasted that Apple will be releasing an updated version of the iMac Pro towards the end of 2020.  

CoinX’s second tweet, referencing a new iPad camera, appears to corroborate reports and leaked images that showed the rumoured 2020 iPad Pro as having a similar camera bump to the one seen on the iPhone 11 Pro, yet with a new so-called, time-of-flight 3D sensor.

These previous iPad Pro reports suggested that Apple could make a series of major announcements at an event later this month, and the more recent iMac/iMac mini rumours are also pinning the release date on this Spring. 

If these event rumours are true, we may see a different approach taken by Apple in light of the coronavirus outbreak. Instead of a large-scale launch, Tim Cook could simply present the products via a live stream or the company could issue press releases with the details.

Apple’s last iMac refresh added up to 8-core 9th-gen Intel Core processors and Radeon Pro Vega graphics options, while the Mac mini’s latest upgrade was introduced with up to 6-core 8th-gen Intel Core processors, USB-C ports, and a new Space Gray colour option.

Read more