What to expect from iMac in 2022

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What to expect from iMac in 2022
The return of the iMac Pro could be right around the corner.
Graphic: Killian Bell/Cult of Mac

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.

New 27-inch iMac could get new colors but miss out on mini-LED upgrade

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The new M1 iMacs come in a range of vivid colors.
It could be as colorful as the 24-inch model.
Photo: Apple

Apple’s upcoming 27-inch iMac refresh could miss out on the mini-LED upgrade that this year graced iPad Pro and MacBook Pro. A new report, citing industry sources, claims the all-in-one computer will stick with more-familiar LCD panels instead.

The same sources also say the new 27-inch iMac will be available in a range of color options, just like the 24-inch model introduced in May.

New Echo 5 Thunderbolt 4 hub expands Mac and iPad Pro connectivity

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The new Echo 5 Thunderbolt 4 hub provides 85W of charging power.
The new Echo 5 Thunderbolt 4 hub provides 85W of charging power.
Photo: Sonnet Technologies

Sonnet Technologies rolled out its new Echo 5 Thunderbolt 4 Hub on Tuesday to enable Mac and iPad Pro users — or anyone with a Thunderbolt 3 or 4 port on their machine — to expand their connectivity to peripherals like displays, input devices and storage. And it offers a robust 85W of charging power.

When you get a computer or tablet and it has fewer ports than you’d like, hubs like this one can come in handy.

Apple has big plans for 2022, including iPad Pro and MacBook Air overhauls

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Apple in 2022
It could be another great year.
Image: Apple/Cult of Mac

Apple reportedly plans ambitious upgrades for a number of its hottest products in 2022, including major revamps for iPad Pro and MacBook Air — as well as an Apple silicon boost for the Mac Pro. Mac mini is also expected to see a refresh.

What’s more, the next-generation Apple Watch will come in a “ruggedized version aimed at extreme sports athletes.”

The best Cyber Monday deals on Apple’s hottest devices

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Apple Cyber Monday deals
Enjoy the discounts before they disappear.
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Black Friday is over for another year, but Cyber Monday has just begun, which means there’s still time to enjoy big discounts on Apple devices.

AirPods, Apple Watch, iPad and more are currently available at tasty discounts from third-party retailers like Amazon and Best Buy. And to make shopping a little easier, we rounded up all the best deals on Apple’s hottest gear.

Next year’s iMac Pro sounds like a screamer! [The CultCast]

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An iMac Pro with 2x the processing power of the M1 Max? Is Apple crazy?!?
An iMac Pro with 2x the processing power of the M1 Max? Is Apple crazy?!?
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This week on Cult of Mac’s podcast: If you thought the M1 Max MacBook Pros were powerhouses, wait till you hear about the iMac Pro that might be coming down the pike. Apple reportedly wants to double up the world-beating chip to amp up the performance even more. Prepare to be amazed!

Also on The CultCast:

  • Black Friday deals on Apple gear and The Cult of Mac, 2nd Edition coffee table book.
  • AirPods are not for late-night snacking!
  • And new products we love in “Under Review.”

Listen to this week’s episode of The CultCast in the Podcasts app or your favorite podcast app. (Be sure to subscribe and leave us a review if you like it!) Or watch the video livestream, embedded below.

M1 Max MacBook Pro slays a monster PC, and iMac Pro will be even better! [The CultCast]

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If the M1 Max MacBook Pro slays monster PCs, what will the next iMac Pro be capable of? [The CultCast]
If an M1 Max in a laptop can destroy a specced-out PC, what will the next iMac Pro be capable of?
Image: Killian Bell/Cult of Mac

This week on Cult of Mac’s podcast: Just how well does an M1 Max-powered MacBook Pro perform against a monster PC built out of top-tier components? The results might blow your mind. Again. And what does that say about the rumored iMac Pro we’ll see next year?

Also on The CultCast:

  • Possible specs for next year’s iMac “Pro.”
  • Crash detection coming for drivers with iPhones/Apple Watches?
  • Our latest favorite TV shows and movies in an all-new What We’re Into!

Listen to this week’s episode of The CultCast in the Podcasts app or your favorite podcast app. (Be sure to subscribe and leave us a review if you like it!) Or watch the video livestream, embedded below.

iMac Pro could make a comeback in 2022 with Apple’s newest M1 chips

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Phil Schiller: Nope, Apple still isn’t planning to make a touchscreen Mac
Dead but not buried.
Photo: Apple

The high-end iMac Pro is expected to return next year with Apple’s newest M1 Pro and M1 Max chipsets. One tipster also claims the powerful all-in-one will feature a 27-inch mini-LED display — and possibly even Face ID.

The machine won’t be cheap, with prices expected to start “at or over” $2,000. But that would make it considerably more affordable than the last iMac Pro.

Apple quietly ditches the 21.5-inch iMac with Intel chip

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21.5-inch iMac 2020
It was the company's most affordable all-in-one.
Photo: Apple

Apple has quietly discontinued its most affordable iMac model. The 21.5-inch device with Intel chip remained available to order following the introduction of the 24-inch M1 iMac in April, but it has now been removed from the Apple Store.

The lower cost all-in-one, which usually starts $1,099, is still available from third-party retailers while stocks last. And if you act fast, you can get yours at a sizable discount right now.

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All blues: Sweet iMac finds itself in a cool-toned Satechi situation [Setups]

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A lovely blue iMac depends upon a raft of Satechi accessories.
A lovely blue iMac depends upon a raft of Satechi accessories.
Photo: techsteveo@reddit.com

Jazz great Miles Davis probably never imagined one of his classic song titles, “All Blues,” would end up in a headline about an M1 iMac-based computer setup. And it’s not every day you see a completely color-coordinated workstation that’s not just “Kind of Blue” (to drop another title), but drenched in blue hues.

These are strange times.