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The next-generation iMac that's in the works could be called the "iMac Pro," according to leaker Dylandkt. The device will feature the same M1 Pro and M1 Max chips that Apple introduced with the MacBook Pro models, and there could possibly be "an added configuration."

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Apple is said to be using the "Pro" naming to differentiate the upcoming iMac from the 24-inch iMac that was released earlier this year. As it will use the M1 Pro and Max chips, Apple considers it a "Pro" device and is calling it the iMac Pro internally, according to Dylandkt


The leaker claims that the iMac will feature a 27-inch mini-LED display with ProMotion technology, though some prior rumors have indicated that the next-generation iMac will have a larger display. Unlike the 24-inch iMac, the "iMac Pro" will feature dark bezels, and bezel size could be slimmed down.

Design wise, it could look similar to the 24-inch iMac and the Pro Display XDR, and Apple has apparently tested Face ID for the machine, but this is not a confirmed feature.

The base model iMac will feature 16GB memory and 512GB of storage, and all models will be equipped with an HDMI port, an SD card slot, and several USB-C/Thunderbolt ports, similar to the MacBook Pro. Apple is also said to be including an Ethernet port on the power adapter.

Dylandkt says that the iMac will have a starting price at or over $2,000, and it will be launching in the first half of 2022. The upcoming "iMac Pro" will replace the current Intel-based 27-inch iMac models.

We haven't heard much about Apple's larger iMac, but Bloomberg's Mark Gurman has confirmed that such a machine is in the works. Apple reportedly paused work on the bigger iMac to work on the 24-inch model, but now that the 24-inch iMac is out, development can resume.

Display analyst Ross Young has also said that Apple is working on a new 27-inch iMac with a mini-LED display and ProMotion display technology.

Article Link: 'iMac Pro' Coming in 2022 With M1 Pro/Max Chips, 27-Inch Mini-LED Display, MacBook Pro Ports and More
 

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I was hoping for a 32" version with the 6K monitor. I hope they give it as an option, then I will upgrade the current development machine: iMac27 Intel Core i9 9900 which is always turning on the fans.

The Pro Display XDR is 6K 32" monitor.
 
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fuchsdh

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I was hoping for a 32" version with the 6K monitor. I hope they give it as an option, then I will upgrade the current development machine: iMac27 Intel Core i9 9900 which is always turning on the fans.
I'm going to be happy if they keep it the same size. 27" is big, and if they keep it the same size while knocking down the bezels you end up with a much more attractive and desk-friendly option, especially if you have secondary monitors.

Plus you have to imagine it's easier to source 5K displays at 27" than doing some weird resolution and size.
Interesting news, but why can't they work on more than one iMac at a time ?
I wouldn't assume the bottleneck is Apple's designing teams, but rather how many products you can ship with the current chip and supply chain issues.

iPhones > MacBooks > desktops in the pecking order, which I think explains a lot with their current products (like why there's no higher-end Mac mini despite being rumored, or why the MBPs don't have faceID despite apparently having room for it.)
 

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Seems like a winner to me. I will like the hopefully much reduced footprint. I know some people are hoping for a larger version, but 27" is the screen sweet spot for me. Anything larger and I feel like I'm moving my eyes or head too much - so then I end up pushing it back and my poor eyesight kicks in and I end up having to change the resolution which ends up defeating the purpose of a larger screen.
 

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I was hoping for a 32" version with the 6K monitor. I hope they give it as an option, then I will upgrade the current development machine: iMac27 Intel Core i9 9900 which is always turning on the fans.

Was hoping same. Keeping a 27 iMac in a small room that doubles as a tv. So much dark content now, just begging for mini led treatment. Even a few inches more would be a treat!
 

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I'm going to be happy if they keep it the same size. 27" is big, and if they keep it the same size while knocking down the bezels you end up with a much more attractive and desk-friendly option, especially if you have secondary monitors.

Sure. But if you do the same to a 30” screen, the footprint is pretty much the same as the current 27”. Pity if true. I very much prefer one big screen over two screen setup. Either way, this will be a day 1 order.

 
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