Someone ripped the chin off the new iMac

24-inch iMac in blue
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Remember when rumors were growing about the new iMac? Well, someone has stuck with what the most aspirational rumors were at the time and made that iMac.

When rumors were growing last year about a completely redesigned iMac, the rumor mill went pretty crazy with what users expected from the new model. With Apple rolling out new designs based around the freedom it experienced with its M-series Apple silicon chips for the Mac, everyone was expecting the company to reveal a completely new iMac.

While some expected some reasonable upgrades like a slimmer design and faster performance, others expected Apple to drop one of the monikers of Apple's all-in-one desktop: the chin. The iMac has long featured a chin at the bottom front of the computer, and many were expecting Apple to drop it in favor of an all-screen design for the front of the desktop.

Well, Apple did not make such a move. The new iMac, while dropping the company's logo from the front of the computer, stuck with the chin. That seems to have not sat well with at least one group of engineers.

They ripped that chin right off

A tweet from DuanRui on Twitter showcases an iMac that has gone through some major modifications that bring to life the all-screen iMac that some had hoped for when the new iMac was still rumored.

In the video below, the group recreated the entire introduction video that Apple made with its iMac but this time with the modified design, which opts for a protruding back in order to enable a full-screen design.

The modified iMac appears to be in working condition, an impressive feat. While most iMac users seem happy with the chin remaining on the new generation of the desktop computer, those who have been hoping for a redesigned iMac Pro to debut can take some solace in the fact that a full-screen iMac is certainly possible.

Joe Wituschek

Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.