With Apple slowly equipping its products with mini LED displays, it didn’t really come as a surprise when we heard the rumors that the upcoming 27-inch iMac Pro could feature a mini LED display. However, it seems that we should probably temper our expectations on that front.
This is because according to a new report from DigiTimes, the publication claims that while the 27-inch iMac Pro is still set for a launch in 2022, the computer might not use mini LED display technology after all. Instead, the company is expected to continue using LCD technology which was what was used in previous iMac computers.
This seems to contradict earlier rumors by analyst Ross Young of Display Supply Chain Consultants, which means right now it’s really anyone’s guess as to what kind of display tech the iMac Pro could use. That being said, it is somewhat understandable if Apple opted not to use mini LED for the iMac due to its size, which could be rather costly.
However, at the same time, given the “Pro” moniker and the fact that Apple already equipped the iPad Pro and new MacBook Pros with mini LEDs, it would be kind of a missed opportunity. Either way, the computer should still be quite a beast in terms of performance if it ends up using the M1 Max/Pro chipsets, so if display tech isn’t as important as overall performance, maybe it won’t be such a bad thing.