When Apple unveiled the 24-inch iMac, there was a lot of excitement. This continued to grow after the current iMac Pro was removed from Apple’s lineup and has been discontinued. However, those hoping for a high-end iMac Pro may have to wait for a little bit longer.
Initial rumors pointed to the iMac Pro being released later this year. Apple is already expected to unveil a new series of MacBook Pros complete with a long-overdue redesign and the unannounced M1X chipset. However, this new rumor from @Dylandkt claims that the “high end iMac” won’t be released until 2022.
Just as an explanation for those who are wondering, the high end iMac is not expected to release in Q4 alongside the other M1X Mac’s. Apple simply does not want their devices to compete for attention and delay’s in product releases have led to this timetable.
There are a few reasons as to why this could be the case, but this rumor claims that it’s because Apple doesn’t want its own devices competing with each other. On one hand, this makes sense given that the new MacBook Pro will bring the first major redesign since 2016. However, with only 27-inch Intel iMacs currently available, Apple could be alienating some of its customer base.
By in large, the 2021 iMac has been well-received as a fantastic all-in-one with an incredibly thin design. Paired with the power of the M1, it’s easy to see why folks are clamoring for a more powerful version. The M1X processor is rumored to bring support for up to 64GB of RAM, while offering even better GPU performance compared to the M1.
In terms of design, this new 27-inch iMac is likely to include many of the changes introduced with the 2021 iMac. This means a much-slimmer design, thinner bezels, and a stand that is inspired by the Pro Display XDR. This Fall is gearing up to be rather intriguing with a slew of new devices set to be announced. From the MacBook Pro to a redesigned MacBook Air and Mac mini, along with the iPhone 13, Apple is going to have its hands full.
Andrew is a freelance writer based on the East Coast of the US.
He has written for a variety of sites over the years, including iMore, Android Central, Phandroid, and a few others. Now, he spends his days working for an HVAC company, while moonlighting as a freelance writer at night.