The next generation iMac, which is currently in the works, could possibly be called the iMac Pro.
According to Mac RumorsThe device will feature the same M1 Pro and M1 Max chips that Apple introduced with its MacBook Pro models, and could possibly be “an additional configuration”.
Apple is said to be using the Pro nomenclature to differentiate the upcoming iMac from the 24-inch iMac released earlier this year.
Since it will use the M1 Pro and Max chips, Apple considers it a Pro device and is calling it the iMac Pro internally.
According to sources, the iMac will feature a 27-inch Mini-LED display with ProMotion technology, although some prior rumors have indicated that the next-generation iMac will have a larger display.
Unlike the 24-inch iMac, the iMac Pro will have darker bezels, and the size of the bezel can be slimmed down.
Design-wise, it may look similar to the 24-inch iMac and Pro Display XDR, and Apple has apparently tested Face ID for the machine, but it’s not a definitive feature.
The base model iMac will feature 16GB of memory and 512GB of storage, and all models will be equipped with an HDMI port, an SD card slot, and multiple USB-C/Thunderbolt ports, similar to the MacBook Pro. Apple is also said to include an Ethernet port on the power adapter.
According to sources, the starting price of the iMac will be $2,000 or more (approximately Rs 1.5 lakh), and it will be launched in the first half of 2022. The upcoming iMac Pro will replace the current Intel-based 27-inch iMac. model.
We haven’t heard much about Apple’s larger iMac, but sources have confirmed that such a machine is in the works. Apple reportedly halted work on the larger iMac to work on the 24-inch model, but now that the 24-inch iMac is out, development can resume.
According to rumours, Apple is working on a new 27-inch iMac with Mini-LED display and Promotion Display technology.