Apple’s refreshed 2022 iMac Pro with a mini-LED display could launch in June according to industry analyst Ross Young. If the June timeline is accurate, the device could be announced at the Worldwide Developers Conference.
Apple Silicon iMac Pro with mini-LED display to launch in June
Some reports in January suggested that the new iMac could be announced at Apple’s first special event of the year in spring but Young dispelled those rumors at the time saying that a “summer” launch seemed more likely. He also said that panel shipments are expected to begin in June, but the product may not launch until August or September.
Now, Ross is saying a mini-LED iMac Pro “could launch in June” with the display featuring “around 1000 zones” and “over 4000 miniLEDs.”
Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman also expects Apple to release a larger iMac powered by the M1 Pro and M1 Max chips this year. He further believes this computer will have iMac Pro branding giving it a “similar design” to the 24-inch iMac released in 2021 but with slimmer black bezels and new color options.
Other tidbits we know about the upcoming iMac Pro are that its starting price will be over $2,000, its ports will include HDMI, SD card, and USB-C (likely with Thunderbolt 4), it will ship with an Ethernet port on charging brick as default and it will replace the aging 27-inch Intel iMac in Apple’s lineup.
In addition, 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. Face ID has been tested for the iMac Pro but it is not confirmed. Unclear what it means for a notch on the machine.
Apple is planning to launch a third-generation iPhone SE with 5G connectivity, a new iPad Air powered by the A15 Bionic chip, and a new Mac powered by Apple Silicon this spring. A Mac mini powered by the M1 Pro and M1 Max chips is also expected to be on the roster for this year’s releases.