2022 could be the year Apple takes iMac to the next level. Various leaks point to an iMac Pro with a blazing-fast processor and a beautiful screen.
But it’s not supposed to be any larger than the biggest current iMac, though the overall design is expected to change.
2022 marks return of the iMac Pro
This will allegedly be replaced with a 2022 iMac Pro featuring a new M1 Max Duo chip with up to 20 cores for processing and up to 64 cores for graphics. This would make the future all-in-one desktop even faster than the new MacBook Pro with the speedy M1 Max processor.
And the built-in display will reportedly be a mini-LED screen, bringing higher contrast, blacker blacks and improved brightness. Plus, the ProMotion display will offer a 120Hz refresh rate. But, as noted, it’s expected to stay at 27 inches, not get any larger. That’s a bit surprising, considering the screen in the 2021 iMac is 24 inches, up from 21 inches.
Other features from the current model are also expected to reach the Pro, like a super-flat design and magnetic charging cable.
The 27-inch iMac Pro will launch in spring 2022, according to unconfirmed reports. And it’ll come in a range of color options like its smaller sibling. Pricing is unknown at this time.
What about the 24-inch iMac?
So far, there have been no leaks giving advance details on Apple’s plans for the current 24-inch iMac.
But at some point this smaller version of the macOS desktop is likely to get an upgrade to the upcoming M2 processor. And a mini-LED screen, too. Whether these enhancements will happen in late 2022 or 2023 is anyone’s guess.