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iMac Pro 2022: Is Apple’s desktop still launching this year?

Multiple rumours suggest an iMac Pro 2022 is in the works, potentially featuring upgraded processors such as the M1 Pro and M1 Max chipsets.

But while the new iMac Pro was initially tipped for a 2022 launch, new reports suggest iMac will release in 2023 instead.

Keep reading to find out everything we know about the iMac Pro, and make sure you bookmark this page as we will be updating each time more news comes out.

Release date

Originally, many believed that the iMac Pro would launch in spring 2022, which lined up with the iMac 2021 that launched back in April.

But Apple analyst Kuo Ming-Chi (via Twitter) has contradicted claims that the desktop could be revealed this year, believing the iMac Pro will launch alongside the MacBook Pro next year instead.

With so many different rumours and opinions on the launch, it’s difficult to tell when the iMac Pro will be revealed. It seems that if it does launch this year, it’s more likely to arrive in late summer or autumn. Although a 2023 launch is more likely at this point.

Price

We do not have any ideas on the pricing yet, though we can look at the previous iMac Pro as a rough guide.

The previous iMac Pro had a starting price of $4999 when it launched back in 2017, but it has since been discontinued and is no longer available to buy on the Apple store.

Elsewhere, the cheapest standard 27-inch iMac is available from £1799. We expect the iMac Pro 2022 to be considerably more expensive since it will be packing more powerful components.

Specs

Mark Gurman claims, via his Power On newsletter that we can expect a larger ‘iMac Pro with M1 Pro and M1 Max options’ this year.

Considering that the iMac Pro is designed for professionals rather than the average PC user, it makes sense that Apple would want to beef out the specs, though it’s not clear whether the desktop would have the same 32-core GPU configuration as the MacBook Pro.

We also wouldn’t rule out the inclusion of the new M1 Ultra processor, which Apple recently unveiled for the Mac Studio.

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The iMac Pro 2022 could also feature a Mini-LED display, which was suggested by Ross Young (via Display Supply Chain). Young mentions that Apple will launch a 27-inch iMac Pro with a 120Hz ProMotion, Mini LED display.

Seeing as Mini-LED technology already exists within the Apple world, as seen on the current iPad Pro and MacBook Pro ranges, it wouldn’t be surprising to see it added to high-end desktops.

ProMotion has also been included in newer Apple products, such as the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max, enabling the display to refresh at a quicker speed, so watching media and scrolling through tabs feels much smoother.

It is important to remember that all of the details that we have on next iMac Pro, such as the new chipset and bigger display, are rumours and have not been confirmed by Apple itself.

With that in mind, the iMac Pro may look a little different to what’s been speculated. However, keep checking in with Trusted Reviews as we’ll be updating this hub whenever new information about the upcoming desktop comes out.

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