Apple’s lineup of Macs for next year is going to be interesting, and now a new report gives away additional information about the 27-inch iMac Pro, which is expected to replace the existing 27-inch Intel model. Per Display Supply Chain Consultants, Apple’s next iMac Pro will feature a 27-inch Mini LED display with the ProMotion technology, which is essentially Apple’s name for adaptive refresh rate on screens.
The supply chain report suggests that the next iMac Pro will arrive sometime in the spring of 2022, which is basically between March and May. This is around the same time when Apple is expected to finally launch the Universal Control feature, which allows Mac and iPad users to use two devices seamlessly to transfer content and more.
Apple has been doubling down on the production of Mini LED displays, and if the next iMac Pro comes featuring it, it will become the third Apple product to do so. So far, Apple has used Mini LEDs on the iPad Pro and the MacBook Pro, both powered by Apple’s Silicon processors. And this is something that we will see on the iMac Pro, which is due for arrival in 2022 reportedly.
What the Display Supply Chain Consultants said in their report is nothing new though. Several previous rumours have pointed that the next iMac Pro will use the next-generation display technology that Apple seems so bullish about. Mini LED is a new and advanced LED technology that tries to achieve the colour reproduction exhibited by OLED panels, but through tiny LED modules, and because of the entire setup, the chances of burn-in are less.
Recently, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman wrote in his newsletter that Apple is working on a high-end iMac with Apple Silicon, and that it may arrive in 2022. No guesses here because he was referring to the iMac Pro, which is the company’s top-end desktop computer. But, initially, this iMac Pro was rumoured to arrive by the year-end. Only later, Gurman shared an update that Apple might have delayed the iMac Pro in favour of the 24-inch iMac with an M1 processor.
The iMac Pro next year may come with a base model configuration of 16GB of RAM and 512GB of SSD storage, much like how it is on the MacBook Pro. There may also be the option to choose between M1 Pro and M1 Max chipsets on the iMac Pro, according to the tipster who goes by Dylandkt on Twitter. He also said that there is a possibility of an added configuration, but the details around it are scarce. The iMac Pro may feature an HDMI port, SD card slot, and USB-C ports, and – just like the 24-inch iMac – an Ethernet port on the charging brick standard.
Apple may also be looking to bring Face ID to the iMac Pro, but it is not confirmed, the tipster said. So, we may continue to see the Touch ID biometric system on the iMac Pro’s keyboard.