New iMac Pro no longer expected at Apple’s rumored spring event, instead forecasted to launch in summer
Apple’s new iMac Pro may not arrive in spring as previously rumored, according to display analyst Ross Young who on Monday reported that supply challenges could push the machine’s launch back until August or September.
Young’s report follows after Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman claimed on Sunday that Apple’s upcoming iMac Pro reboot will likely be powered by the M1 Pro and M1 Max chips. Today’s report reads: “At the end of last year, we indicated a new MiniLED iMac Pro was coming in 2022. We thought it was coming in the spring, but we now hear it may be summer. Of course, it could be delayed further into the fall. One of the supply challenges Apple has with this product is obtaining more MiniLEDs.”
Apple’s rumored new iMac Pro is expected to replace the current 27-inch iMac, swapping it with a more powerful machine that will likely feature 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, new color options, and more.
With Bloomberg reporting that Apple’s upcoming spring event will likely see the launch of at least one new Mac model, it now looks like the rumored redesigned Mac mini, which is also expected to be powered by the Apple M1 Pro and M1 Max chips, will be shown-off alongside an updated iPad Air and iPhone SE, both with 5G support.
We expect panel shipments from June, but the product may not launch till August or September.
— Ross Young (@DSCCRoss) January 31, 2022
The new 2022 Mac mini is expected to get a full redesign, with leaker Jon Prosser suggesting last year that the new machine would feature a “plexiglass-like” top and aluminium enclosure, showing concepts that were said to have been produced on leaked schematics that offered a look at the new machine.