iMac 2022 to launch as the iMac Pro with Apple M1 Pro and M1 Max chipsets
Apple is expected to reveal a new iMac this spring, likely in March or April. As we discussed last week, the all-in-one desktop is tipped to arrive alongside a new Mac mini, an iPhone SE 5G and an iPad Air 5. While the latter two devices have leaked several times only in the last few months, few concrete details about the next iMac have emerged.
According to Mark Gurman, the next iMac will be larger than the current 24-inch model, presumably designed to replace the Intel-powered iMac 27-inch. Gurman has not commented on the device's screen size, though. Reputedly, the next iMac will adopt 'iMac Pro' branding, mirroring the AirPods, iPhone, iPad and MacBook series. However, the iMac Pro will retain the iMac 24-inch's design, shown above.
Additionally, Gurman asserts that the iMac Pro will launch with the M1 Pro and the M1 Max, the same chips found in last year's MacBook Pro 14 and MacBook Pro 16. It is unclear if an upgraded M1 Max SoC will be available in the iMac Pro though, which has been rumoured by @dylandkt. Incidentally, Ross Young of Display Supply Chain Consultants (DSCC) claimed in December that the iMac Pro would arrive with a 120 Hz ProMotion and mini LED display, akin to the MacBook Pro 14 and MacBook Pro 16.