The most optimistic rumors related to the iMac Pro with miniLED screen and ARM processor pointed to this spring, however, it seems that, once again, the launch of this new iMac would be delayed until the summer, at the earliest, according to analyst Ross Young of Display Supply Chain Consultants.
Ross Young, bases his rumors in the supply chain, just like Ming-Chi Kuo and has proven to have a high hit rate in recent years. In fact, he was the only analyst who pointed out that the new MacBook Pro range would incorporate miniLED screens with Promotion.
According to him in a tweet, he has no hope that the Cupertino-based company will launch the new iMac Pro this spring, and at the earliest, would arrive this summer. It also confirms that it will have miniLED technology but with fewer areas than those currently used by both the iPad Pro and the MacBook Pro.
At the end of last year, we indicated that a new iMac Pro with a MiniLED display would arrive in 2022. We thought it would arrive in the spring, but now we have heard that it could be in the summer. Of course, it could be further delayed until the fall. One of Apple's supply challenges with this product is getting more MiniLEDs.
As for the screen, we heard that it might not have as many MiniLED zones and MiniLEDs as what can be found on the iPad Pro and MacBook Pros. We also wonder if it will be IGZO or not. I wouldn't think so as power consumption is less of a concern and there wouldn't be much benefit in reducing a monitor's refresh rate to 24Hz like IGZO can do.
The higher capability of IGZO vs. a-Si might also help achieve the desired resolution with higher brightness, but brightness shouldn't be an issue with MiniLEDs. So you would expect an a-Si panel, we'll see if we're right.
This report comes after Bloomberg's Mark Gurman reported over the weekend that Apple is likely to bring back the iMac Pro brand. The machine is rumored to feature chips similar to the M1 Pro and M1 Max processors used in the MacBook Pro and will feature a similar design to the current 1-inch iMac M24.
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