It looks like it’s happening: reports have revealed that Apple suppliers have initiated shipments for a 27-inch iMac Pro, due for release this spring. There’s usually an Apple Special Event in March, so it’s likely that the official announcement will happen then.
In our latest blog, we’ve rounded up all the rumours surrounding this fresh device.
First of all, the 27-inch machine could be the trigger for Apple to change its naming strategy. The ‘Pro’ title would simplify this, distinguishing it from the 24-inch model and giving it equal footing to the MacBook Pros.
‘Pro’ status should be achieved, as the new device is predicted to hold the high-end M1 Pro and M1 Max chips (first incorporated in the 2021 MacBook Pros). The current 27-inch iMac still employs Intel processors, so this is a plausible expectation. It could also be that Apple launches a higher-end configuration for the machine too.
What’s more, the new 27-inch iMac Pro is expected to have a comparable port configuration to the MacBook Pro, providing USB-C/Thunderbolt ports, plus an SD card slot and HDMI port. It may also offer an Ethernet port integrated into the power adapter, just like the 24-inch iMac.
We predict that the new machine will emulate the 24-inch iMac which was released last spring, by offering a range of colour choices. Yet not everyone is a fan of these, mainly because they’re accompanied by white bezels. This means there’s a chance that the 27-inch iMac Pro could be a consumer device, and lack advanced features like the high-end processors and additional ports.
However, given the ‘Pro’ name, it may be that the new device comes with black bezels, as well as darker colour options, according to reliable Twitter leaker @dylandkt. This would help to create the clean, professional look people desire. Though, the ‘Pro’ title might also mean it only has Space Grey and Silver for colour choices.
The Digi Times reported that whilst this new model will have an updated LCD display, it won’t possess a mini-LED display, reinforcing the concerns that it will be a consumer device.
Having said this, Ross Young, the only person to accurately predict that the mini LED would come out for the MacBooks with promotion, believes the fresh machine will have the mini-LED display. Perhaps there’ll be a base model, which has the LCD display and colour options with white bezels, then a higher-end iMac Pro for professionals.
This advanced model is expected to include black bezels, along with PromoMotion display technology, resulting in a refresh rate of up to 120Hz.
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