Suppliers reportedly start shipping parts for Apple’s upcoming 27-inch iMac with mini LED

Apple’s Intel-based 27-inch iMac could soon be supplanted by an Apple silicon-powered model featuring a bright display with mini LED backlighting and other perks.

An image showing a profile of Apple's 24-inch iMac (model year 2021)
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  • The 27-inch iMac could soon be refreshed with new technology
  • Suppliers are now shipping individual parts in limited quantities
  • The upcoming iMac should rock Apple’s own chips and a mini-LED screen

Parts are shipping for Apple’s new iMac with mini LED

According to a new report from Taiwanese trade publication DigiTimes, hidden behind a paywall, deliveries of the individual components have now commenced to Apple’s partners tasked with the final assembly of the upcoming all-in-one desktop.

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The shipments are said to be in limited quantities. No further details are available, but the report is likely referring to suppliers shipping individual components to larger manufacturers for final assembly as the new 27-inch iMac moves towards production.

Aside from a mini-LED screen and the second generation Apple silicon, the new 27-inch iMac is said to take advantage of Apple’s dynamic refresh rate technology dubbed ProMotion for smooth 120Hz scrolling.

Apple used to sell two distinct iMac models, one with a 21.5-inch display and the more powerful model with a massive 27-inch display and better internals. It’s redesigned the dream desktop with the April 24, 2021 release of the 24-inch iMac powered by the M1 chip. The flagship 27-inch model, however, didn’t get any updates back then.

Recently, analysts and reputable sources have stepped forward, claiming a tentatively named “iMac Pro” was scheduled to launch sometime in the spring of 2022, anywhere between the end of March and the end of June.