Apple iMac Pro 27-inch with Mini-LED display to appear in early 2022

Display analyst Ross Young says the latest iMac Pro will hit the market in the first half of 2022. It is rumored to be released in the spring, so between March 20 and June 21. We expect a ProMotion display with 120Hz refresh rate.

The previous iMac Pro appeared in 2017, but was discontinued this year. This makes it likely that the next iMac will be an updated version.

Reportedly, the new iMac Pro will have a Mini-LED display, as we know from the new MacBook Pro and iPad Pro. In addition, we expect that the computer will be controlled by an M1 Pro or M1 Max chipset.

According to previous rumors, the entry-level model of the new iMac will have 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage. The starting price is likely to be around $2,000, but this is just an estimate. The final price may be higher as the Mini LED panels are more expensive to produce than comparable OLED displays.

Something similar to the current 24-inch iMac seems a logical design choice to us. But then possible without the different colors. In terms of functionality, we expect an HDMI port, an SD card slot and USB C connectors.

Analysis: Is This The End Of LCD Displays?

Young reported in another article that “the acquisition of Mini-LED technology will gain a lot of momentum in 2021. As Samsung and some Chinese brands launch LCD TVs with Mini-LED.” It looks like this trend will continue into 2022.

We don’t expect the well-known IPS LCD screens to suddenly disappear, but a slow switch to OLED and Mini-LED may be made.

It’s not a bad idea that in five years’ time most new laptops will use updated display technology, provided the costs come down. In fact, there are already some affordable options on the market, such as the Asus Zenbook 13 and the Dell XPS 15.

However, it will be some time before this takeover happens. Apple has yet to introduce Mini-LED technology in all of its products. However, the question is not whether OLED and Mini-LED will replace LCD screens, but when.