An era ended two years ago and Apple’s longtime product designer Jonathan “Jony” ‘s finally turned his back on the iPhone manufacturer. Malicious tongues claim: This is what you can see in Apple’s latest products. But what if he had never left Apple, what would the upcoming iMac Pro 2021 look like? The answer to that looks amazingly good.
Apple still owes us a new iMac Pro, most recently we were only presented with the brightly colored 24-inch model with the fast M1 chip. The Pro version, on the other hand, is likely to be added in the next few months. The design should not change compared to the iMac 2021.
But is the shape successful? Quite a few find the new iMac anything but appealing. There is still more, right? How would Jony Ive, Apple’s long-time product designer and close friend of Steve Jobs, who died far too early have acted, what would his iMac Pro look like today?
iMac Pro 2021: Apple’s quote from Dieter Rams and Jony Ive?
The French graphic artist Virgile Arlaud from Nice gives us a possible and, above all, really good-looking answer. His “iMac Pro M1” literally soaks up the design DNA of a Jony Ive with the virtual drawing pen. The basic shape is still based on the 2012 model. Why make something perfect worse for better or for worse? Instead, the convex basic shape remains unchanged.
On the other hand, the changes to the base are visible It is more delicate, a filigree steel frame supports the computer sculpture. Arlaud also confirmed its clear inspiration for his iMac Pro quoted deliberately at this point by ee he famous speakers LE 1 of Dieter Rams. That fits, after all, Rams are proven to be one of Jony Ive’s great role models. Apple’s products from the last 20 years would not have been possible without the work of the Wiesbaden-based company.
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Interesting for technicians: power is available via a detachable USB-C or Thunderbolt cable . Perhaps not as clever as the new, magnetic power connection on the existing iMac 2021, but more universal, more sustainable. Can be exchanged faster. Dieter Rams would like something like that, after all, for him, good design has to be durable and environmentally friendly.