Apple plans to launch a 27-inch iMac early next year, according to renowned display analyst Ross Young. The rumor has been confirmed by unknown sources that are known MacRumors as.
Young said the upcoming 27-inch iMac will have an XDR panel with a mini-LED backlight. He tweeted that Apple planned to launch the computer in early 2022.
24Hz – 120Hz variable refresh and MiniLEDs also on the new Apple monitor …
– Ross Young (@DSCCRoss) October 20, 2021
Young also mentioned that the panel will be capable of an adaptive refresh rate between 24 Hz and 120 Hz and would likely sport Apple’s ProMotion branding. Young didn’t say what the screen resolution would be. However, we believe it will either match or exceed the 5K resolution of the current-generation 27-inch iMac.
Young’s confidence in the claim that Apple will use a mini LED panel appears to be based on the fact that Apple launched several products using this technology this year. The 12.9-inch iPad Pro and 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro all have mini-LED displays.
Young originally claimed that the rumor referred to a standalone Apple display rather than the iMac. However, a stand-alone monitor could be in preparation. With 25 years of industry experience, Young has a credible track record of predicting Apple’s display-related capabilities. He accurately predicted that the iPad mini would have an 8.3-inch display and that the new MacBook Pros would be equipped with ProMotion technology.