After releasing the new MacBook Pros in the last quarter of 2021, Apple is reportedly preparing to launch a new iMac, a model with a 27-inch display that could be called iMac Pro. For the moment, the Cupertino company has not spoken about this computer (it never does). But many rumors are already circulating on the web.
An iMac with a mini-LED display and 120Hz refresh rate?
For example, this week Ross Young, a source of leaks who is regularly reported by the media, shared a screenshot from the Digitimes site indicating that Apple suppliers have started shipping components for this new iMac. “Digitimes reconfirms my iMac Pro MiniLED 27 ″ leak and says parts production has started…”, also comments this expert.
Digitimes reconfirms my 27 “iMac Pro MiniLED leak and says parts production has started… pic.twitter.com/anpVKtQyIH
– Ross Young (@DSCCRoss) December 21, 2021
Normally, the iMac Pro should position itself as the successor to the last 27-inch iMac. The release of this model will allow Apple to continue its transition from Intel chips to Apple Silicon chips since the iMac Pro will certainly use an M1, M1 Pro or M1 Max chip.
Another important novelty: as mentioned above, this computer should have a mini-LED screen instead of LCD technology. This will improve the quality of the display and on the other hand, according to some sources, it is possible that, like the latest MacBook Pros, the iMac Pro has also benefited from a refresh rate of 120 Hz and the ProMotion functionality. This feature allows you to display smoother animations.
Design-wise, the iMac Pro is expected to be quite similar to the 24-inch iMac that Apple released in the first half of 2021.
iPad Pro, iPhone SE: Apple should fill up with new features in the first half of the year
While waiting for the iPhone 14, which will not be released until the end of 2022, Apple should stock up on new features in the first half of the year. Normally, in addition to this new iMac Pro, the company should launch its new iPad Pro. Lately, alleged images have appeared on the web. And these show a tablet that looks like a giant iPhone 13.
But the most anticipated product is the iPhone SE 3. Indeed, next year, Apple would release a new affordable smartphone. The formula should be the same: the new iPhone SE will certainly be a compact model with a modest technical sheet, but which will have the same processor as the iPhone 13, to guarantee excellent performance.
The main novelty of the iPhone SE 3 would be 5G. By offering an affordable but 5G smartphone, Apple would be able to compete with Samsung and Chinese brands in the mid-range smartphone market.
Moreover, according to a study, this yet affordable 5G iPhone could even help Apple to steal a significant number of customers from manufacturers of Android devices.
But of course, for now, this information should still be taken with caution.