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Apr 12, 2001

Apple is expected to release a redesigned iMac powered by Apple silicon later this year, and ahead of time, developer Dennis Oberhoff has discovered an unreleased ARM-based iMac in an Xcode crash log for his Mac app DaftCloud.


Oberhoff shared the Xcode crash log on Twitter and with 9to5Mac, which took a closer look at the log and believes that it is legitimate.

DaftCloud is a third-party macOS desktop app for music sharing website SoundCloud, and it is possible that an Apple engineer was using the app on an Apple silicon iMac prototype, but this is merely speculation. The log indicates that the iMac is running macOS 11.2.1, released in early February, but no further details can be discerned.

Bloomberg's Mark Gurman has previously reported that a redesigned iMac with an Apple silicon chip will be released later this year. Gurman said the new iMac's design will be inspired by Apple's high-end Pro Display XDR, with slimmer bezels around the display, no metal chin below the display, and a flat back.

Earlier this month, Apple announced that the iMac Pro is being discontinued, while 512GB and 1TB SSD upgrade options are currently unavailable for the 21.5-inch iMac.

Article Link: Apple Silicon iMac Potentially Surfaces in Xcode Crash Log
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Will Co

macrumors member
Feb 21, 2021
United Kingdom
I feel like it’s possible to spoof that sort of thing. But I mean even if an ARM iMac existed that shouldn’t surprise anyone, should it?
I would be possible to spoof it. Might take a bit of effort to make it look realistic. But not *that* much effort. I agree, with you though, why bother. It probably is legit because aren't we all expecting such a device to be coming soon?


macrumors 6502a
Mar 6, 2008
Its not like Apple didn’t announce they would transition to its in-house silicon within two years (we’re six months into the transition), so, I would expect the next crop of macs to be announced rather soon, with June’s wwdc looking as a probable venue for it.


macrumors 603
Aug 6, 2007
We know it's coming, so why would anyone waste their time spoofing this? never mind.. I already know.. :rolleyes:


macrumors regular
Sep 16, 2016
I think the focus of this news is not really the iMax (which even Apple admitted they were expanding the M1 chip family since its announcement), but the fact that the information somehow managed to slip through in an unusual format like a bug report log in this case.

But then yeah, I do agree it's not surprising at all:p


macrumors newbie
Mar 17, 2021
Can he extract a little more information from this crash report? RAM size is what bothers me the most!


macrumors newbie
Jul 17, 2002
I'd be surprised if it were a prototype... at this time I'd think it's more likely a production model.


macrumors 6502a
Apr 21, 2010
I think this is spoofed from a Hackintosh. You can customize the device profile on a Hackintosh to almost anything.
Yes almost, but you can’t realistically run ARM64 code on one. Anyway this is not something unique to see crash reports from Apples own testing, so I don’t see why anyone would bother the time to try to spoof or fake something like this. It is not exactly a surprise. The full crash report is however what I would like to see.
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Nov 25, 2005
What analytics tool is that?
That's likely just a crash log that you receive as a developer if your app crashes, and the user has allowed it to send crash logs to Apple. One of the things recorded would be which kind of machine crashed.
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