Earlier this year, Apple announced their brand new 24-inch iMac with the M1 chipset. However, conspicuously missing was the 27-inch model. For those who have been holding out for the 27-inch refresh, you might be pleased to learn that it is expected to arrive in 2022 and it could be one hell of an upgrade.
According to DSCC CEO Ross Young, it seems that the upcoming 27-inch iMac could be a massive upgrade over its predecessor. Young claims that the computer will be launching in the first quarter of 2022, which makes sense as Apple usually announces new Macs in the early part of the year.
OK, tweeted too early. The 27" MiniLED screen is going in an iMac in Q1'22, not an external monitor. May see a monitor later. Still 24Hz – 120Hz variable refresh…Sorry for the confusion!
— Ross Young (@DSCCRoss) October 20, 2021
He also claims that the iMac will be using a mini LED display, a first for Apple’s iMac lineup, but it will also be the second Mac to utilize the display tech (the first being the recently announced MacBook Pros). These displays are also rumored to be ProMotion displays with a variable refresh rate of 24Hz to 120Hz.
Young does not mention what other upgrades we can expect, but since the 27-inch iMacs are seen as the more powerful of the two available models, it is possible that they could come equipped with the M1 Pro or M1 Max chipsets. As for the design, given that Apple introduced a brand new design with the 24-inch model, we expect that a similar treatment will be given to the 27-inch version.
Take it with a grain of salt, but if you’ve been holding out for the 27-inch iMac, then hopefully we’ll have more details next year.