It has been claimed that Apple is working on a new generation iMac model called iMac Pro and will be released in 2022. According to Dylandkt, the device will be powered by the M1 Pro and M1 Max chips announced with the MacBook Pro models.
Apple is said to use the “Pro” name to distinguish its upcoming iMac from the 24-inch iMac that launched earlier this year. Dylandkt states that since the M1 Pro and Max will use the chipset series, Apple sees it as a “Pro” device and internally calls it the iMac Pro.
Although the leaker claimed that the iMac will have a 27-inch mini LED display with ProMotion technology, some previous rumors were that the next-gen iMac will have a larger display. Unlike the 24-inch iMac, it is also rumored that the iMac Pro will have dark bezels and the frame size may be reduced. Design-wise, the 24-inch iMac may resemble the Pro Display XDR, and Apple has apparently also tested Face ID for the machine. On the other hand, this is not a confirmed feature.
The base model iMac will have 16GB of memory and 512GB of storage, and all models will feature a MacBook Pro-like HDMI port, an SD card slot, and several USB-C/Thunderbolt ports. It is also said to have an Ethernet port on the power adapter.
Dylandkt says the iMac will have a starting price of $2,000 or more and will launch in the first half of 2022. The upcoming iMac Pro will replace existing Intel-based 27-inch iMac models.