Rumors surrounding the new iMac Pro have resurfaced, reinforcing the impression that the forthcoming 27-inch model will come equipped with a mini-LED display. A paywalled Digitimes report recently detailed Apple suppliers sending out several mini-LED iMacs for assembly. According to analyst Ross Young, we can expect the new mini-LED iMac Pro anytime before July 2022. There is no confirmation from Apple, of course, so for now we can only follow reliable rumor channels for updates.
What specs can we expect with the new iMac Pro?
Apparently, the latest 27-inch models will ship with 120Hz ProMotion mini-LED displays carrying a variable refresh rate. This will allow switching between 24Hz and 120Hz for increased energy efficiency and smoother viewing. Inside, it’s highly likely to carry the latest Apple silicon M1 Pro and Max chips which offer ample processing power. At around $2000 for the base configuration, the specs will likely offer 16GB RAM and a 512GB SSD. If this much is true, the iMac Pro will certainly be a competitive prospect for those seeking to upgrade their studio desktop systems.
Rather than moving in the direction of the fruit-loop colored derivative, the latest 27-inch iMac Pro will look more like its predecessor, as far as design goes. In the connectivity department, the “Pro” moniker means it will come equipped with HDMI and USB-C ports, as well as an SD card slot, staying true to the standard set by the new Macbook Pro. Darker screen bezels replace the white ones from the 24-inch model, once again sticking to the Pro theme overall.