New 27-Inch iMac Reportedly Moves Towards Production [Updated]

Apple's suppliers have kicked off shipments for a new 27-inch iMac with a mini-LED display, according to a paywalled preview of a DigiTimes report.

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The shipments are said to be in limited quantities. No further details are available, but the report is likely referring to suppliers shipping individual components to larger manufacturers for final assembly as the new 27-inch iMac moves towards production.

Apple is widely rumored to be planning a new 27-inch iMac with a mini-LED display for release in the first half of 2022. According to display industry analyst Ross Young, who has proven to be a reliable source of display-related rumors, the new 27-inch iMac will support ProMotion, enabling a variable refresh rate up to 120Hz for smoother content.

Twitter leaker @dylandkt, another source who has proven reliable, claimed that the new 27-inch iMac will feature a similar design as the 24-inch iMac that launched earlier this year, but with a darker color scheme. He also said the computer will be powered by the same M1 Pro and M1 Max chips as used in the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro.

As of now, the 27-inch iMac is one of the last Intel-based Macs that Apple still sells, alongside the high-end Mac mini and the Mac Pro tower.

Update: This article was based on a preview of a paywalled DigiTimes report about shipments of Apple's new 27-inch iMac. DigiTimes has since posted a correction stating that it incorrectly claimed the device would come with a mini-LED display. It instead expects the computer to have an LCD display.

Update 2: Young still believes the new 27-inch iMac will be equipped with a mini-LED display.

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Top Rated Comments

mozumder Avatar
34 months ago
The Pro model probably needs to be 32"
Score: 24 Votes (Like | Disagree)
CWallace Avatar
34 months ago

Given that 5K@120Hz is not possible yet, do you think these rumors of 27 inch iMac with ProMotion mean Apple will go down in resolution?
5K @ 120Hz is possible with Display Stream Compression over TB4.

That being said, since the display would be internal, Apple might be able to use a DisplayPort 2.0 or HDMI 2.1 channel to provide uncompressed 5K @ 120Hz. Or they could just send it over the TB controller using DSC. Or they might create a custom Timing Controller to stitch two uncompressed 5K @ 60Hz channels together for 120Hz as they did with the original iMac 5K to bind two 5K @ 30Hz channels together to get 5K @ 60Hz.
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dlewis23 Avatar
34 months ago
Really excited for the new iMac. Will be purchasing on day 1.
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Warped9 Avatar
34 months ago
I don’t understand why MR can’t come up with a credible speculative render for their rumours when I can work one up in half an hour.

('https://imgur.com/s1AH61q')
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
34 months ago
Bring it on. No more delays in the year 2022 Apple. Hopefully, Apple will also introduce external displays as well.

I personally know alot of people who are ready to upgrade right away.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
CWallace Avatar
34 months ago

The Pro model probably needs to be 32"
Apple did make a 27" iMac Pro before. They can do so again.

I'd also rather it start closer to $2499 with a 27" 5K panel than $3499 or $4499 with a 32" 6K panel.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)