Apple eyeing 2022 release date for the upcoming 'iMac Pro'?

    • Apple is reportedly working on the next-generation iMacs and the moniker that is likely to be slapped on them is "iMac Pro".
    By HT TECH
    | Updated on Nov 01 2021, 12:11 AM IST
    The new Apple Macbook Pro laptop computer is debuted during the Unleashed virtual product launch in Hastings-On-Hudson, New York, U.S., on Monday, Oct. 18 2021.
    The new Apple Macbook Pro laptop computer is debuted during the Unleashed virtual product launch in Hastings-On-Hudson, New York, U.S., on Monday, Oct. 18 2021. (Bloomberg)
    The new Apple Macbook Pro laptop computer is debuted during the Unleashed virtual product launch in Hastings-On-Hudson, New York, U.S., on Monday, Oct. 18 2021.
    The new Apple Macbook Pro laptop computer is debuted during the Unleashed virtual product launch in Hastings-On-Hudson, New York, U.S., on Monday, Oct. 18 2021. (Bloomberg)

    For all those fans who just can't have enough of the Apple products, here is something that will make them happy. Apple is reportedly working on the next-generation iMacs and the moniker that is likely to be slapped on them is "iMac Pro". In fact, MacRumors has it that the new ‘iMac Pro'  will pack the same M1 Pro and M1 Max processors that have been recently put on MacBook Pro models. However, "an added configuration" may well feature on it too.

    The reason behind the move to use this name is simple - differentiation of the product from something that may be there on, more or less, the same lines. Differentiation is necessary to ensure the customer is able to put the gadget in perspective and recall the same in detail. Here the differentiation is with the 24-inch iMac, which was rolled out earlier in 2021.

    Apple iMac features will reportedly include a 27-inch mini-LED display with ProMotion technology, though some prior rumours have indicated that the next-generation iMac will have a larger display, ANI reported.

    Further differences in features is expected and one of the major ones is that, unlike the 24-inch iMac, the "iMac Pro" will have dark bezels, and bezel size could be slimmed down.

    Design-wise, it could look similar to the 24-inch iMac and the Pro Display XDR, and Apple has apparently tested Face ID for the machine, but this is not a confirmed feature.

    The base model iMac will feature 16GB memory and 512GB of storage, and all models will be equipped with an HDMI port, an SD card slot, and several USB-C/Thunderbolt ports, similar to the MacBook Pro. Apple is also said to be including an Ethernet port on the power adapter, ANI report indicated.

    The iMac will not be coming cheap at all. It never has. It will have a starting price that is likely to be over USD 2,000. The launch itself will be in the first half of 2022. The upcoming "iMac Pro" will replace the current Intel-based 27-inch iMac models.

    We haven't heard much about Apple's much larger iMac, but sources have confirmed that such a machine is in the works. 

    Figuring from there, there may be further action happening as far as that gadget is concerned. Now that the work on the 24-inch model is done, the much larger iMac will come in focus and its further development may well be sped up, according to sources. And what may that be? A new 27-inch iMac with a mini-LED display and ProMotion display technology, if sources are to be believed.

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    First Published Date: 31 Oct, 11:57 PM IST
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