There is a 27-inch iMac Pro on the way, if the rumor mill is to be believed. And there was a lot of speculation that the upcoming desktop computer would arrive along with the spring event Apple’s going to host later this year. But, now a new report suggests something else entirely.
Display analyst Ross Young has taken to Twitter to voice a change of plans on Apple’s part. The analyst states that early expectations were indeed that Apple would launch the new 27-inch iMac Pro in the spring. However, Young now says they expect the powerful desktop computer to arrive sometime in the summer. The analyst goes on to say that the upcoming computer will still have a mini-LED display, which is one of the most common rumors at this point.
Here’s the tweet from Young:
As we reported in today's DSCC Weekly, we no longer expect the Apple iMac Pro to launch in the spring. Looks more like summer. Still with a MiniLED backlight, but fewer MiniLEDs/zones than in iPad/MacBook Pro's.
— Ross Young (@DSCCRoss) January 31, 2022
In a follow up tweet, Young says that they expect panel shipments to start in June. However, the analyst says it’s possible Apple doesn’t launch the product until August or September. It does make wonder if Apple will host an event specifically for this desktop computer. Or will it show up at the September event alongside the brand new iPhone lineup?
The 27-inch iMac Pro is also expected to feature M1 Pro and M1 Max processor choices. That mini-LED display is said to feature the 120Hz ProMotion refresh rate as well.
It sounds like we’ll have to wait a bit longer before Apple makes the new 27-inch iMac Pro officially official. When that happens, are you planning to upgrade your desktop setup?