Apple: the next iMac would adopt a new design and an Apple Silicon processor this year

For the first time since 2012, Apple would finally renew the design of its iMac. In 2021, Apple is preparing at least three new desktop Macs. According to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman, who also released information on future MacBook Pros and iPhone 12 successors in recent days, Apple will announce an iMac and two Mac Pros in 2021. The transition to Apple Silicon processors gives a new blows to the computers of the Californian giant.     iMac: finally an edge-to-edge screen This year, the iMac could change completely. Mark Gurman indicates that the borders of his screen would be much smaller, like Pro Display XDR, the ultra high-end screen launched by Apple with the Mac Pro in 2019. The back of the computer would also abandon the curvature in favor of a completely flat frame.  This new iMac would also be equipped with an Apple Silicon processor, probably a more powerful chip than the Apple M1 chip currently present in the MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and Mac mini. The 2021 iMac is reportedly

Achieving climate targets with renewable energy will require 500% more minerals by 2050

Production of minerals such as graphite, lithium and cobalt will need to increase by 500% by 2050 to meet the growing global demand for clean energy. This is the main information in the report "Minerals for Climate Action: The mineral intensity of the clean energy transition" published by the World Bank.
Achieving climate targets with renewable energy will require 500% more minerals by 2050

According to the study, it will take more than 3 billion tonnes of minerals and metals to put in place the solar, wind and geothermal infrastructure necessary to reach the goal of limiting global warming to less than 2 ° C. However, experts say, the carbon footprint of extracting these materials will represent only 6% of greenhouse gas emissions from fossil energy technologies for an equivalent amount of energy.

The report also highlights the important role that mineral recycling and reuse can play in meeting growing demand. This contribution will certainly be important for minerals such as copper or aluminum that can be 100% recycled, but it will not be sufficient.