iMac Pro 2022: Is Apple’s desktop still launching this year?
Reports suggest that Apple is working on a new 27-inch iMac Pro 2022 that will come in both M1 Pro and M1 Max configurations.
Initial reports indicated that the updated iMac Pro could launch this year, although Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has since suggested we won’t see it launch until 2023.
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.
The iMac Pro 2022 was initially expected to launch this year, although that has now been put in doubt.
Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo (via Twitter) has contradicted claims that the desktop computer could be revealed this year, suggesting that the iMac Pro will launch alongside the MacBook Pro in 2023 instead.
We’re not ruling out a reveal this year (potentially even during today’s WWDC 2022 showcase) but a 2023 launch seems far more likely at this point.
We do not have any ideas on the pricing yet, though we can look at the previous iMac Pro devices 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.
Mark Gurman claims (via his Power On newsletter) that an ‘iMac Pro with M1 Pro and M1 Max options’ could launch this year with a 27-inch screen.
Considering that the iMac Pro is designed for professionals rather than the average PC user, it makes sense that Apple would want to beef up 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.
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 ecosystem (as seen on the current iPad Pro and MacBook Pro ranges) it wouldn’t be a big surprise 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.
It is important to remember that all of the details we have on the next iMac Pro, such as the new chipset and bigger display, are rumours and have not been confirmed by Apple itself.
Keep checking in with Trusted Reviews as we’ll be updating this hub whenever new information about the upcoming desktop comes out.