iMac Pro was buried twice. Those people who think that a professional iMac is forgotten and abandoned are wrong. The last time it was updated was just three months ago. In the mini-LED epic, which was to begin this October, his role was one of the main. The epic has been postponed, its concept had to be changed – but its first phase, right now, begins.
And in one of the leaks this spring it was reported that M1 chips for Macs (designed specifically), in their first generation, will be three: light, medium and special power. The information contradicted the ideas of an enlightened public about how Apple will switch to Apple Silicon, it was criticized and forgotten, but it comes true. Does this mean the iMac Pro with its 32-inch 6K mini-LED display and special power M1 chip can be introduced at WWDC 2021?
iMac Pro really needs this update
By late autumn 2021, the transition to Apple Silicon will be brilliantly completed. In November/December, the first Mac Pro and iMac Pro with M1 (or M2?) chips will be delivered to customers. And they will be announced at WWDC 2021. This is a guesswork, not a forecast. It may not be the case at all.
With a large (32-inch?) iMac, you can realize much crazier ambitions than with a cheap and lower-grade small (24-inch) iMac. And why not announce this big and stunning new design on the example of a professional all-in-one iMac Pro of the second generation? A professional computer must provide easy and elegant access to its interior. In some applications, the computer configuration has to be changed several times a day.
It’s not the first year we’ve been working on it, but with the new iMac Pro it would be appropriate. And an integrated stand with a wide range of settings that can be set up effortlessly (with one hand or even with your fingers), holding the display (computer) until the next human touch.
Then this rack will get the usual 32-inch iMacs, and mass production will radically reduce its cost. Design is one thing.
Huge mini-LED display with 6K resolution (6016×3384), with parameters that amaze the imagination. Bright, contrasting and responsive, it won’t burn out even if you work around the clock for several years. Apparently, the same as in the next version of Apple Pro Display mini-LED-XDR. The screen is two.
And in itself a computer of special power, with an M-chip, with a graphics processor at the level of the best analogues, or even superior to them, is three. Three-in-one. For $4,999 in basic configuration, surpassing the most powerful and by an order of magnitude more expensive analogues in performance and computational power in times. Such an iMac Pro would be doomed to an atypical success for professional computers, and its cheaper variant without a “Pro” in the name would be a role model and an object of severe dehydration envy. But Apple will get over it somehow.
If you put it in iMac Pro M1, it will be a “cannon”.
New iMac Pro Screen
In the coming days (probably already on Monday), somewhere in South Korea, at one of the plants owned by LG, should start mass production of mini-LED panels with a diagonal of 12.9 inches. Accessories for these panels (billions of tiny LEDs, chips, control displays, and much more) are manufactured in mainland China, Taiwan and South Korea. There are 14.1-inch panels in line, and probably 16-inch panels (for MacBook Pro).
So far, such a screen is only in Pro Display XDR, and it is not yet mini-LED.
By March, there will be a decent stock of ready-made mini-LED panels, M-Chip middle class (for MacBook Pro), Apple A14X (for iPad Pro), and these products – so in March, almost certainly, they will be presented. The second stage will require changes in the production process, its development and debugging will take months, but at the World Developer Conference, WWDC, it would be absolutely appropriate to devote time to the presentation of a large mini-LED display in iMac. iMac Pro, for example.