A new iMac Pro 2022 is reportedly in the works at Apple, and we might see it sooner than you think.
This promising news is courtesy of Bloomberg Mark Gurman, a proven Apple insider who believes Apple will ship a new “iMac Pro” in 2022 with a larger screen than the 24in iMac (pictured above) launched by Apple in 2021. Such a new iMac Pro would almost certainly replace the current 2020 Apple iMac 27-inch, a great machine that still sells with Intel chips – and thus starts to look a bit long in the tooth next to all the products. Apple powered by M1.
The 27-inch iMac has long been one of the best all-in-ones you can buy, thanks to its big, beautiful display and graphics power under the hood. excited about the future of the Mac desktop.
Here’s everything we know so far about the potential 27-inch iMac Pro 2022.
IMac Pro 2022 price and release date
We’re still waiting for Apple to officially confirm its intention to ship an iMac in 2022. Once that’s done, we’ll have a much clearer idea of when and how much you should expect to pay.
Based on the leaks, rumors, and Apple’s product strategy so far, we can assume that a new iMac is due out in the first half of 2022. Ross Young, CEO of Display Supply Chain Consultants (DSCC) took on twitter late 2021 to claim that Apple has a new 27-inch iMac slated for release in early 2022, potentially with a mini LED display.
As for pricing, don’t expect the iMac 2022 to be any cheaper than the current 27-inch iMac, which has a starting price of $ 1,799. We expect its successor to contain more powerful components, including an under-the-hood upgrade from Intel chips to Apple silicon, so it’s a safe bet we’re looking at a starting price of around 2,000. $ for that upcoming 2022 27-inch iMac.
Design of the iMac Pro 2022
So far, we haven’t heard much about the changes (if any) to be expected in the design of an iMac Pro 2022. Given that we expect this to be a refresh of the 27-inch iMac, it seems likely that an iMac 2022 will have the same 27-inch display as its predecessor. The bezels can be slimmer, with less of a lower “chin” on the screen, which would align it with the redesigned design of Apple’s 24-inch iMac 2021.
If Apple takes a design page from its 24-inch iMac when building the iMac 2022, we’d love to see it come in the same range of eye-catching colors.
IMac Pro 2022 Display
Early on, we heard compelling rumors that Apple was designing a 27in iMac Pro for 2022 with the same standout mini-LED displays as its 2021 iPad Pro, MacBook Pro, and 24in iMac.
It might still work, but the biggest 27-inch iMac 2022 upgrade has just been downed thanks to some reports from DigiTimes claiming that Apple has chosen to stick with an LCD display for its iMac 2022. .
IMac Pro 2022 Performance
Apple has yet to confirm specifications for a potential 2022 iMac Pro, so we can only make educated guesses about what such a Mac might contain under the hood. It’s a safe bet that it will be powered by the latest M1 Pro and M1 Max chips, which Apple unveiled late last year as the powerhouse of its new 2021 MacBook Pro 14-inch and MacBook Pro 16 laptops. 2021 inches. These turned out to be impressive machines, taking out the lion’s share of Windows laptops in our lab tests, so putting the power of those chips in a big new 27-inch iMac seems like a professional move. from Apple.
Of course, a new iMac 2022 could also ship with the Apple M2 chip which is rumored to debut in a new 2022 MacBook Pro later this year. However, that seems unlikely, as we expect the new Pro to launch at the end of 2022 and we believe the M2 chip is a more power efficient version of the M1 – which would make it ill-suited to serve as a centerpiece to a powerful new 27-inch iMac.
From a spec standpoint, you should expect a new 27-inch iMac Pro 2022 to boot with at least 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD, as that’s what’s available in the configuration of entry level to the current 27-inch iMac. However, we’re hoping Apple sees fit to boost up to 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD as the lowest possible specs on a new 27-inch iMac Pro 2022, as that’s what is really needed for something with the moniker “Pro”.
IMac Pro 2022 Camera
We haven’t heard yet about the kind of webcam you should expect from a new 27in iMac Pro. However, there’s every reason to believe that it will be at least as good as the 2021 24in iMac’s camera, and it’s a pretty good camera.
This is a 1080p FaceTime HD camera, and in our hands-on tests, it captures crisp, clear images and videos. Nice to have since iMacs are traditionally set up as family PCs, so there’s every reason to think you’ll be taking calls from friends and family with friends or family by your side at your side. computer. The 24in iMac’s M1 chip also helps by doing a bit of image signal processing to improve image quality, and we’re certainly hoping to see similar functionality on a future 27in iMac Pro 2022.
IMac Pro 2022 Outlook
Right now, we have every reason to expect Apple to launch a new 27in iMac Pro in 2022. The 27in iMac is one of the few Apple computing products still sold with Intel chips, and given that Apple has announced plans to transition all Macs to Apple silicon in 2020, the 27-inch iMac is overdue for an update.
It just remains to be seen when that will happen and what kind of upgrade we should expect in terms of performance and design.