Apple analyst delivers expectations for next-generation iMac and iMac Pro
Mark Gurman has provided an update on the state of Apple's future all-in-desktops (AIO) in his latest Power On Newsletter. Writing on Bloomberg, the analyst asserts that there will be no Apple M2-based iMac, unlike the Mac mini, MacBook Air and three sizes of the MacBook Pro. Incidentally, the analyst predicts that the next Mac Pro will arrive with a dual M2 Ultra SoC, which should be considerably more powerful than the M1 Ultra in the Mac Studio.
According to Gurman, an Apple M3 version of the iMac is 'already in the works'. While Gurman has not mentioned the device's display size, it should serve as a successor to the current 24-inch iMac, which we reviewed last year with 8 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage. Contrary to claims by @LeaksApplePro, Gurman reports that the next iMac could arrive by the end of 2023 at the earliest.
Additionally, Gurman states that an iMac Pro remains on the cards, despite rumours that claimed Apple the opposite was the case. Even more vaguely, Gurman believes that the iMac Pro is not coming 'anytime soon'. Based on the minimum 18-month lead time for the next iMac, it appears that Gurman is implying that the iMac Pro may not be ready until 2024. At the very least, it seems that Gurman has ruled out a 2022 release for the iMac Pro.