The next-generation iMac is currently in the works and could feature the M1 Pro and M1 Max chips.
Apple recently launched its M1 Pro and M1 Max chips promising better overall performance compared to the M1 chips launched earlier. And now, news has emerged that these new chips could power an all-new iMac Pro.
As per a report by Mac Rumours, this next-generation iMac is currently in the works and will feature the same M1 Pro and M1 Max chips that Apple unveiled earlier last month. Interestingly, Apple will use the Pro branding for the new iMac to help it stand out from the 24-inch iMac that was released earlier this year. However, the major difference between the two will be that the new iMac Pro will use the M1 Pro and Max chips.
For now, there's no confirmed information available about this iMac. However, reports suggest this new iMac Pro could feature mini-LED technology and ProMotion for the display. These are expected to be picked up straight from the new MacBook Pro. Apart from this, the base model of the iMac Pro is expected to feature 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage which will further be open for an upgrade to higher configurations.
Other than this, there will be no major changes in the design department, as the new iMac Pro could feature the same design as the 24-inch iMac. At the heart of this new iMac Pro will be the M1 pro or the M1 Max. These among other things will offer faster graphics than the M1.
As per Apple, the M1 Pro offers up to 2x faster graphics than M1, while M1 Max offers 4x faster graphics than M1. These, in theory, should help the new iMac Pro establish itself as one of the premier choices for powering graphics-intensive games and applications. The new iMac Pro is also expected to get a good selection of ports including HDMI, USB-C, an SD card, and an Ethernet port.