According to the CEO of Display Supply Chain Consultants, Ross Young claims that a new larger iMac with a 120Hz ProMotion display is coming in the first quarter of 2022. This news came with a bit of confusion. Young initially, tweeted that Apple will launch a 27-inch external display for the iMac early next year, but soon after corrected his information.
A larger iMac with next-generation Apple Silicon and 120Hz ProMotion technology might launch in April 2022
After introducing the the120Hz refresh rate in iPhone 13 Pro models, Apple expanded the ProMotion display technology to newly launched 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models with powerful M1 Pro and M1 Max chips. Now, Young reports that the next-generation iMac will also feature the advanced 120Hz ProMotion display.
The ProMotion technology, adaptive refresh rate up to 120Hz, automatically adjusts the display’s refresh as per the motion of users’ on-screen content. It makes tasks responsive, fluid and saves battery life.
Young’s claim of a new larger iMac is corroborated by leaker Dylandkt who said that the Cupertino tech giant was expected to launch the next-generation iMac with advanced M1 chip(s) this year but that delayed the computer to boost sales of the new MacBook Pro models.
OK, tweeted too early. The 27" MiniLED screen is going in an iMac in Q1'22, not an external monitor. May see a monitor later. Still 24Hz – 120Hz variable refresh…Sorry for the confusion!
— Ross Young (@DSCCRoss) October 20, 2021
Furthermore, it is also speculated that the new 27-inch iMac model will be powered by either M1X or M2 chip. Apple surprised everyone by shipping the new MacBook Pro with two new powerful chips which deliver faster CPU and GPU performance than the already fast M1 chip. The M1 Pro and M1 Max chips are designed for professional customers with up to 10 core CPU, up to 32 core GPU, up to 64GB of unified memory, ProRes support, and much more. The new chips deliver up to 70% faster CPU performance than the M1 chip and the GPU performance of the M1 Pro is 2x faster than M1, while the M1 Max chip is 4x faster than M1. It is likely that we might see another Apple Silicon combo the larger 27-inch iMac.
As Apple launched the 24-inch M1 iMac on April 21, 2020, the company release the new all-in-one computer in the same time frame.
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