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This concept turns the iMac into a wireless charger with a backlit keyboard

Imac Concept Image
Imac Concept Image (Image credit: Daniel Bautista)

What you need to know

  • A new iMac concept has popped up on Behance.
  • It turns the iMac's base into a wireless charger for your iPhone.
  • There are some new accessories, too.

We might have just seen a newly refreshed iMac arrive yesterday, but we're still hopeful of a completely redesigned version coming at some point relatively soon. When that happens, we can only hope that it's anything near as gorgeous as this concept. Because it's stunning.

Created by Daniel Bautista and shared to Behance as spotted by 9to5Mac, the concept shows us an iMac that looks like an oversized iPad Pro – and I'm absolutely here for it. But it isn't just about looks, there are some usable features here, too. Those start with the wireless charging pad built into the stand and move on to some new accessories.

The main goal of this project is to imagine what the next step of the iMac product line could look like. The iMac's design despite of being iconic, needs to be refreshed to be consistent with Apple's new products. Many users want a design with an edge-to-edge screen similar to devices like the iPhone X and the iPad Pro.

Imac Concept Image from below

Imac Concept Image from below (Image credit: Daniel Bautista)

The addition of a new backlit Magic Keyboard is undoubtedly one that I'd welcome and the same goes for a Magic Mouse that features wireless charging. No more flipping the thing over to plug a Lightning cable in!

You can check out more images showing Bautista's idea for an all-new Mac over on Behance. and you really should. I'll be a very happy man indeed if this concept is anything like what the next iMac looks like.

Oliver Haslam
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Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.