Redesigned iMac Pro and new AirPods Pro coming this year, says Gurman
Bloomberg reporter Mark Gurman is out with his weekly “Power On” newsletter, this week reporting that Apple’s next new iMac will likely be branded as an “iMac Pro,” powered by the M1 Pro and M1 Max chips, with the iPhone maker reportedly launching the new machine ahead of a “big update” to the AirPods Pro later this year.
After last week forecasting that 2022 will see Apple unveil “the widest array of new hardware products in its history,” Gurman suggests that Apple’s next new iMac will be a new “iMac Pro” running on the latest M1 Pro and M1 Max custom silicon chips, likely featuring the same design as the 2021 24-inch iMac that saw a complete visual overhaul including a 50 percent reduction in volume compared to the previous generation, slimmer bezzles, no front-facing Apple logo, seven color options, and more.
The new 2022 iMac is expected to carry the “iMac Pro” branding after Apple killed the previous-generation iMac Pro last year. This year’s new machine is said to replace the current 27-inch model, putting an end to the Intel chips in the iMac lineup.
Gurman says at least one new Mac is slated to launch at Apple’s rumored spring special event in either March or April, where it is expected a new iPhone SE with 5G will be announced alongside an updated iPad Air.
In the weekly newsletter, Gurman also reiterates that new AirPods Pro are expected to arrive at some point this year, with the next-generation earbuds slated to see a “big update” that could see a new form factor, a ‘significantly upgraded’ chip, and more.