Apple is working on an updated version of the iMac with a large screen, which can return the device to the old name "iMac Pro" to distinguish it from the 24-inch "iMac", which Apple released in 2021. The larger iMac is expected to have an updated design, M1 Pro / Max chips and a mini-LED display. We can see the device in the first half of 2022.
The future iMac will be similar in design to the 24-inch iMac and Pro Display XDR. The device will have a black frame, and if it really looks like the Pro Display XDR, the frame size will be much thinner.
iMac Pro 2022 display
Like the 2021 MacBook Pro, the next-generation iMac will feature a mini-LED display for brighter colors, deeper blacks and enhanced HDR, and ProMotion display technology that provides refresh rates up to 120 Hz.
The 120Hz refresh rate will provide a smoother gameplay and scrolling of various applications such as Safari, as well as improve the overall animation throughout macOS.
Apple may use Face ID for iMac Pro, but this is not a confirmed feature, and it is unclear whether Face ID will be released in the release version of this machine.
The iMac is expected to offer a port configuration similar to the MacBook Pro, including USB-C / Thunderbolt ports, an SD card slot and an HDMI port.
Apple can also include an Ethernet port built into the power adapter, as for the 24-inch iMac.
M1 Pro / Max chips
The iMac Pro will have the same M1 Pro and M1 Max chips that were introduced in the MacBook Pro, and may also provide one additional higher-end configuration for the machine.
M1 Pro and M1 Max have the same 10-core processor (although there is an 8-core version of M1 Pro). M1 Pro has up to 16 graphics cores, and M1 Max has up to 32 graphics cores.
It is reported that Apple will name this device iMac Pro, which will correspond to its other digital counterparts from another series - MacBook Pro and iPad Pro.
The name "iMac Pro" distinguishes the 27-inch iMac from the 24-inch model and suggests that it uses the same "Pro" chips as the MacBook Pro.
Price iMac Pro 2022
The base iMac Pro will have 16 GB of memory and 512 GB of SSD, buyers will be able to buy it from $ 2,000.
The upcoming iMac Pro will be launched sometime in 2022, possibly in the first half of the year at WWDC or even sooner. It will replace the current 27-inch Intel-based iMac, one of the latest Mac models to still use Intel processors.