Apple rumored to release 27-inch iMac with mini-LED display in early 2022

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Apple is preparing to launch a 27-inch iMac with mini-LED and ProMotion technology in the early part of 2022, according to analyst Ross Young.

Young in a tweet on Tuesday said an upcoming 27-inch standalone display (later clarified to be the screen component of a future iMac) is predicted to launch in the first quarter of 2022 with advanced technologies first seen on Apple's Pro Display XDR.

The analyst and CEO of Display Supply Chain Consultants in a statement to MacRumors said that the desktop will boast mini-LED technology. So far, all Apple products with mini-LED screens — from the Pro Display XDR to the 12.9-inch iPad Pro and new 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro models — have received XDR branding, suggesting that the new iMac will follow suit.

The rumored iMac model is also predicted to feature ProMotion, enabling dynamic screen refresh rates from 24Hz to 120Hz. Apple's iPhone 13 Pro and the recently released MacBook Pro models are the latest hardware from Cupertino to boast the variable refresh rate technology.

Young has a commendable track record when it comes to predicting Apple's display-related moves. In July, he accurately pegged the sixth-generation iPad mini's screen size. Before that, Young predicted the inclusion of ProMotion on iPhone 13 nearly a full year before its debut.

Apple's 27-inch iMac is one of the last Mac models to be powered by Intel processors. The company is at the tail end of a two-year initiative to transition its entire computer line to in-house designed Apple Silicon, an effort that most recently culminated in the launch of new 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pros powered by M1 Pro and M1 Max chips.

This story has been updated to reflect a correction from Young, who previously stated that the above information applied to a 27-inch standalone display.