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macrumors regular
Jun 23, 2009
Maryland, USA
Good point but at least in that exception they didn’t come up with that slide of “design evolution” from the first to the last generation to acknowledge that change. That would have been a fun one.
Or maybe they didn't re-use much of the design, other than a nostalgic reference to a time before "chamfered" bezels. iPhone 4: 4.5 H x 2.31 W x 0.37 D inches; iPhone 12 mini: 5.18 H x 2.53 W x 0.29 D inches. 22% thinner, much different feel in the hand. And obviously, if you have a regular or Pro Max iPhone 12, a completely different aspect ratio.

It's almost bizarre how small the older iPhones feel, since we've all gotten used to larger (particularly taller) devices.


Nov 12, 2020
The Intel iMacs, including the one on which I'm typing this, are more than 3 inches deep in the center (not counting the support), where the CPU and cooling components are located. The top part of the "chin" in those systems is where the rear ports (USB, Thunderbolt, &c.) are located, and at those locations, thicker than the M1-based iMac.

So you're comparing Apples to.... older Apples.
You made my point. No need to have a chin if you make the iMac thicker. Plenty of room for all the electronics. Also note with the M1s you will need a much smaller cooling system than with your Intel iMac.
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