This stunning iMac concept includes Face ID and a trackpad that charges your iPhone

iMac 2020 Concept
iMac 2020 Concept (Image credit: iMore)

What you need to know

  • Apple is due to refresh the iMac.
  • This concept looks like a Pro Display XDR in many ways.
  • It includes a trackpad that charges phones and supports Apple Pencil.

If Apple's long-awaited iMac refresh looks anything like this, I'm so in. Alas, few if any of these design traits or features are likely to come to fruition in the form of an iMac. Although some might make a future iMac Pro. Maybe.

You know you're in for a treat when you see a 28-inch display – that has a look of Pro Display XDR about it – with a Face ID camera at the top of it. Things get even better when creator "the Hacker 34" shares the specifications on offer, too.

The uncompromised Mac. Introducing the all new iMac 2020. It starts with an all new design, bezeless massive 23 or 28" 5K Retina Display (upto 600 nits brightness), top notch internals (upto 10th Gen Intel Core i9 and Radeon Pro Vega 56), ultra fast IO (upto 64GB DDR4 ram and 4TB NVMe SSD), most secure Mac ever with Face ID, new 1080P TrueDepth camera with Animoji, running the latest macOS 10.17 out of the box and even more...

And then there's the bombshell at the end of the video. Speaking of which:

A Magic Trackpad that charges your iPhone is wild enough. Throw in Apple Pencil support and this thing's going to cost a fortune.

But I'd pay it. Every single penny.

If you could pick one of the features from this concept that would appear in a 2020 iMac, what would it be? Hit me up in the comments!

Oliver Haslam

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.