Apple launched the first iMac Pro at WWDC 2017 five years ago It was then sold in December 2017 But the iMac Pro didn’t last long in this world: in March 2021 Apple announced that it was shutting down the iMac Pro.
However, the iMac Pro may not go well, with news that Apple may soon revive the old brand with a new iMac Pro. Read on to know when it could be launched and what features it could offer
You might be wondering if these rumors stopped when Apple discontinued the 27in iMac in March 2022 – replacing it with Mac Studio and Studio Display. Mac Studio has arrived. Need a new iMac Pro now? We think there will always be room for a pro desktop with a big screen built in Read more about the future of iMac at 27in iMac closed, but not necessarily dead.
Will there be an iMac Pro 2022?
There have been rumors for some time that a new iMac model with a mini-LED screen with promotional technology is in the pipeline. It has been reported that Apple wants to revive the iMac Pro name for this new iMac.
In October 2021, a tweet from now-retired technology liqueur Dylandcut described the new iMac as an iMac (Pro). He wrote:
Promotions and Mini Led
Base model 16gb Ram 512gb storage
M1 Pro and Max
HDMI, SD card, USB c
Similar design to iMac 24 and Pro Display XDR
Starting price is 2000 2000 or more
Brick value Ethernet
Face ID checked (not sure)
– Dylan (@dylandkt) October 30, 2021
Dylan was not alone in his predictions about a new iMac Pro. Display analyst Ross Young also observed that a new iMac based on 27-inch display viewing is coming. Young later admitted that these scenes may have been related to the studio display, which was later introduced. But while it is possible that rumors pointing to this new iMac Pro were based on studio displays, the abundance of information about a new iMac cannot be ignored.
Even Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman hints that a new iMac Pro is still coming. In a January 2022 PowerOne newsletter, Gurman wrote: “Company [Apple] The Mac Pro already has a bevy of new Pro Macs based on the M1 Pro and M1 Max chips inside the MacBook Pro. It includes a smaller Mac Pro with 40 CPU cores and 128 graphics cores, a new Mac Mini and a larger screen iMac Pro.
Gurman was not surprised to see the release of the Mac Studio and the removal of the 27in iMac from the lineup after the March Apple event. He wrote in April 2022: “For those who are asking, I still think an iMac Pro is coming. It won’t happen soon. “
2022 iMac Pro: Release Date
If these insights are correct, and Apple really does have an iMac Pro in its works, when can we expect to see it?
In February 2022, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman announced that “several new Macs” would be released at WWDC in June. However, a lot has happened since February and now it is more likely to be released later. As reported above in April 2022, Gurman doesn’t think the iMac Pro will be here “anytime soon”.
In March An unfinished Twitter account for this Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo Says an iMac Pro won’t be shipped until 2023.
2022 iMac Pro: Design and Color
In his July 31, 2021 PowerOne newsletter, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman suggested that the new iMac Pro would have a “design similar to the current M1 iMac”. We think it will probably borrow some of its design inspiration from the iMac Pro 24in iMac. Apple offers a 24-inch iMac in a variety of color choices, but there are no reports on what color choices Apple will use for the iMac Pro. To differentiate between the Consumer and Pro levels, Apple may decide on a choice of different colors, such as the iPhone Pro, or stick to the conventional silver in the closed iMac Pro, such as the 27-inch iMac or Space Gray.
Another difference we see in the larger iMac is the darker bezel instead of the white border around the screen. Read on to find out why we’re disappointed with the new iMac design. The 14in and 16in MacBook Pro may also have a notch. This could allow Apple to increase the screen height like these models.
2022 iMac Pro: Screen size and technology
Display analyst Ross Young and others say the iMac Pro will have a 27-inch display, which we have to admit disappointed. However, observations about a 27-inch display may point to a studio display. The pipeline may still have an iMac with a larger display.
A larger display will definitely make the iMac Pro more attractive to potential buyers. Next to the 24in iMac, its 4.5K display (4,480 x 2,520 pixels), the 27-inch iMac only looks a little more impressive with a 5K display (5,120 x 2,880 pixels). But it’s not just the 24-inch iMac that will be compared to the iMac Pro – the 27-inch screen doesn’t compare favorably with many modern displays larger than the 30-inch (including the 32-inch Apple Pro display). XDR).
Perhaps the new screen technology will allow Apple to push more pixels on a 27-inch display, but we want to see a 32-inch display on the new iMac Pro.
A larger display may be possible without significantly increasing the size of the iMac. The 27-inch iMac measures 25.6 inches wide, 20.3 inches long and 8 inches deep, and Apple’s new design helps make the 24-inch iMac smaller than the 21.5-inch iMac, without much difference. In size (21.5 inches x 18.1 inches x 5.8 inches (with stand) vs. 20.8 inches x 17.7 inches x 6.9 inches).
The new iMac Pro doesn’t have to be as large as the XDR Pro display to offer a 6K display. A 30in display with a smaller bezel can still accommodate 6,016 x 3,384 pixels for a Retina 6K resolution and a 6K iMac.
To get an idea of what we can expect with a larger iMac display, look at what’s being used in the current iMac lineup, as well as the Pro Display XDR and Liquid Retina XDR on the MacBook Pro.
- 24-inch iMac: 4.5K Retina Display (4,480-by-2,520 Resolution) 500 Net Brightness, Wide Color (P3), True Tone Technology
- 27-inch iMac and iMac Pro: 5K Retina Display (5,120 ‑ by ,2,880 resolution), 500 Net Brightness, Wide Color (P3), True Tone
- Liquid Retina XDR MacBook Pro: 2K / 3K Retina Display, 1,600 Net Peak Brightness, 1,000,000: 1 Contrast Ratio, Wide Color (P3), True Tone
- Pro Display XDR: 6K retina display (6,016-by-3,384 resolution), 1,000 nits (XDR) or 500 nits (SDR) brightness, wide color (P3), true tone
- Studio display: 5K Retina Display (5,120-by-2,880 resolution), 600 nits, Wide Color (P3), True Tone
The upcoming larger iMac will have smaller bezels than the 27-inch iMac and iMac Pro, which can help the display reach a higher pixel density without making it too large. By a rumor Ross Young A follow-up report in October and December claims that Apple will bring to iMac a liquid Retina XDR display with “about 1,000 zones and 4,000 mini-LEDs”. It will be less than the 10,000 Mini-LEDs on the iPad and 8,000 Mini-LEDs on the MacBook Pro, although it may not be visually distinct due to its size and viewing distance.
The 27-inch iMac used to ship with standard glass in front of the display, but (for $ 300) Apple has offered a nano-textured glass that provides a matte finish and does a good job of reducing glare. Apple will probably continue to offer it with the new iMac Pro. As you can see above, it dramatically reduces glare and glare.
2022 iMac Pro: Processor
Mac Studio is a great desktop Mac, but it only offers the choice of M1 Max or M1 Ultra. There are desktop Mac users who want to see a desktop Mac that is in the M1 Pro. While this may be the future of the Mac Mini model that currently offers an Intel chip, we want to see it in an iMac Pro.
The iMac’s slim profile is similar to the MacBook Pro, which indicates that the M1 Pro or M1 Max will work better. On the benchmark, the M1 Pro and M1 Max processors performed well against the discontinued 27in iMac and iMac Pro models. Due to the need for heat management we have some doubts about whether we will see M1 Ultra (as seen in Mac Studio) inside this Mac.
Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman reported in January 2022 that the iMac Pro would have “chips similar to the MacBook Pro, similar to the M1 Pro and M1 Max processors.”
2022 iMac Pro: Graphics
The M1 Pro offers a 14-core or 16-core GPU (entry-level 14-core) whereas the M1 Max GPU offers even better – 32-core.
If Apple is able to use the M1 Ultra inside the iMac, we’ll see a 64-core GPU.
2022 iMac Pro: RAM
In an October 2021 tweet (above) Dylan suggested that the new iMac Pro would have 16GB of RAM as standard. If the M1 Pro and M1 Max are included, it suggests that the new iMac will be able to support 64GB of RAM, which is less than the 128GB RAM currently supported.
If you can use Apple M1 Ultra, it may be possible to support 128GB RAM in the new machine.
The current 27-inch iMac has a RAM slot that is accessible to the user. With Apple Silicon, RAM is built into the SoC, and if Apple insists on maintaining the thinness of the iMac, then there is a good chance that the RAM user will not be able to upgrade. However, Apple has introduced options up to 64GB in the MacBook Pro, including the M1 Pro, so we suspect that memory will be a problem for Pro users.
2022 iMac Pro: Storage
Dylan’s October 2021 tweet also suggested that the new iMac (Pro) would have 512GB of storage as standard.
This will be an improvement over the 256GB offered on the entry-level 27in iMac before retirement. But it will follow the pattern of the 2021 16in MacBook Pro with 512GB and 1TB options for standard machines (and 8TB as a build-to-order option to match the 27in iMac).
2022 iMac Pro: Ports and Expansion
The 24-inch iMac has two USB 3 ports, two Thunderbolt 4 ports and a headphone jack. After launching the MacBook Pro with Apple HDMI and an SDXC card slot, rumors suggest that iMac will follow suit. Thin girth may be a problem, but Apple has solved that problem with the 24-inch model with a headphone jack on the side. Apple can position the SD slot in the same way to avoid thickening the iMac. We suspect that Apple will block ports on USB.
For the $ 1,499 / £ 1,499 and $ 1,699 / 6 1,699 24-inch iMac, Apple has installed an Ethernet port on the brick of the Power Adapter. The same power adapter may also be used for larger iMacs.
2022 iMac: Other features
The 24-inch iMac and the new MacBook Pro have improved FaceTime cameras that provide better image quality using the M1’s ISP. Implementation of the same FaceTime camera is also expected for the larger iMac Pro. A November leak It has been suggested that the camera may support Face ID, as true depth references have been seen in the MacOS Big Tune, although the MacBook Pro does not support Face ID despite having a wide notch. If it doesn’t have a Face ID, it will probably have a built-in Touch ID on a keyboard like the 24-inch iMac.
2022 iMac Pro: Price
In terms of price, this would probably be consistent with the price of the 27-inch iMac, which started at $ 1,799 / 7 1,749 as Apple kept the same price as the 21.5-inch iMac when it launched the 24-inch model. It is also possible that the price will be a little higher, probably starting at $ 2,000 / £ 2,000, which would be in line with Apple’s price increase for the high-end MacBook Pro.