2022 iMac Pro will feature M1 Pro and M1 Max chips, mini-LED display with ProMotion, 16GB RAM and 512GB SSD in the base model, dark bezels, HDMI port, USB-C ports, and an SD-card slot. The design will look similar to that of the current 24-inch M1 iMac and Pro Display XDR, and it will also feature a charging brick with an Ethernet port.
These details have been revealed by Dylan on Twitter, who has a reliable track record when it comes to Apple leaks.
iMac Pro with M1 Pro and M1 Max chips
Dylan calls the new iMac an ‘iMac Pro’ in his tweet. Not that Apple discontinued the Intel iMac Pro in March 2021, so it will be surprising to see the company re-use the name again so soon. It is important to note that iMac Pro was not only a larger version of Apple’s all-in-one computer but it was also targeted towards high-end uses and provided workstation-class performance.
Here are the details from the Tweet, and our take on them:
- The internal name is iMac Pro, to distinguish it from the current 24-inch M1 iMac which is not a ‘Pro’ machine.
- The 27-inch display will use mini-LED and 120Hz adaptive refresh rate with ProMotion technology.
- The base model will feature 16GB RAM and 512GB SSD. It is likely that the base model will also have lesser CPU or GPU cores, compared to higher-end models. This is what Apple has done with the new M1 Pro MacBook Pro, and even with M1 iMac and MacBook Air.
- Unlike the non-Pro 24-inch iMac, the new iMac Pro will have dark bezels because it’s for professionals.
- Ports will include HDMI, SD card, and USB-C (likely with Thunderbolt 4).
- The design will be similar to Pro Display XDR and M1 iMac
- Starting price will be over $2,000.
- Will ship with Ethernet port on charging brick as default.
- Face ID has been tested but it is not confirmed. Unclear what it means for a notch on the iMac Pro.
- Launch in the first half of 2022.
- This will replace the ageing 27-inch Intel iMac in Apple’s lineup.
Promotion 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 at or over 2000 dollars
Ethernet on brick standard
Face ID was tested (Not confirmed)
— Dylan (@dylandkt) October 30, 2021
The M1 Pro and M1 Max chips in iMac Pro will be the same ones that are available in the 2021 MacBook Pro models. This is similar to how M1 iMac has the same chip as MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro. Dylan also notes that even though iMac has not featured an HDMI port, the new iMac Pro will feature one for convenience. Whether it will support display in or just display out is yet to be seen.