The twitter gadget leaker Jon Prosser has today allegedly unveiled the upcoming 2021 iMac models with the notice that it will offer five color variants, competing the colors of the fourth-generation iPad Air, and revealed a number of additional details about the Mac Pro with Apple Silicon.
Meanwhile, Jon Prosser while in a new on a in a new video on YouTube channel FrontPageTech, explained that the Redesigned iMac will come featuring options for Silver, Space Gray, Green, Sky Blue, and Rose Gold.
He also added the renders of what these new color options may look like on a redesigned iMac. However, he continued that he was yet to see the rear of the new design, so his renders are based on speculative beyond color.
The flagship gadget leaker elaborated more, stating that the range of color options aims to capitalize on nostalgia for the original iMac, which came in a selection of iconic colors such as lime, strawberry, blueberry, grape, and tangerine.
Moreover, it is interesting to note that a redesigned iMacs with slimmer bezels and Apple Silicon chips have been expected for quite some time now, nevertheless, it has been unclear and a fuss co concerning when they are expected to be launched, if in any way both model variants will launch at the same time.
Jon Prosser also stated a number of additional details about the upcoming Mac Pro with Apple Silicon, which he said would be supporting previous rumors laying around rumors that the new Mac Pro will be less than half the size of the current Mac Pro, putting it somewhere between the existing Mac Pro and the Mac mini. The device is speculated to feature mostly aluminum exterior and may “invoke nostalgia” for the Power Mac G4 Cube.
Prosser has now revealed that the new Mac Pro will feature a design that looks just like “three to four Mac minis stacked on top of each other,” and thus renders of the purported new look.
Prior to this day, Prosser has earlier outlined that the Mac Pro will be designed with the “compute unit on the bottom” and a “big heat sink on top.”
Little Wonder at the end of last year, where Bloomberg reported that Apple plans to launch the a new smaller Mac Pro with Apple Silicon by the end of 2022, but it could arrive as soon as this year with all speculation.
Apple’s global Senior Director of Music publishing, Elean Segal, has shot down the possibility that Apple will introduce a free Apple Music tier, based on ads this report was earlier made by Musically (via iMore).
Segal while answering some questions to British members of parliament in the UK’s Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport committee, alongside representatives from Spotify and Amazon, on the economics of streaming services. The trio of representatives was asked about the price of their subscriptions, and their thoughts about free tiers for their services.
Meanwhile, on the bright side Spotify and Amazon both offer free tiers for their music streaming services, however, the experience includes frequent interruptions with ads and limited in-app features. While on the other hand whether Apple would introduce a free tier for it’s Apple Music with ads, Segal who happen to be the Senior Director of Music publishing, says that a free tier wouldn’t opt-in enough income to “support a healthy overall ecosystem,” and that it “also really goes against our fundamental values on privacy.”
At a FAQ section on the Apple Music webpage, when asked whether the service has commercials, Apple emphatically says “Apple Music has zero ads.” An ad-free listening experience has always been a cornerstone of Apple’s marketing for the service, and while it was unlikely a free-tier with ads would ever launch, the confirmation from an Apple executive will now put to rest any simmering hope.
Apple doesn’t have tiers for Apple Music that offer different features, such as some of its competitors. Instead, Apple’s pricing model around the service is based on users’ personal needs. For a single user, Apple Music costs $9.99 a month, a family plan which allows up to six members is $14.99 a month, and students get a discounted $4.99 per month plan. Additionally, Apple Music is part of Apple One, a bundle that offers customers a set monthly price for access to different Apple services.
Apple One comes with three separate plans, each offering Apple Music. The lowest plan costing $14.95, includes access to Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, and 50GB of iCloud storage. The mid-tier for $19.95, further adds an extra 150GB of iCloud storage, and the highest tier for $29.95, offers 2TB of storage, the ability to share with five other family members, and access to Apple News+ and Apple Fitness+.