Apple Silicon iMac Pro with mini LED display could launch in June, analyst says

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A new iMac Pro with mini LED backlighting and an Apple Silicon chip could arrive by June 2022 instead of later in the summer, according to a display analyst.

In response to a question about recent regulatory filings, Ross Young of Display Supply Chain Consultants wrote that the mini LED iMac Pro "could launch in June."

Young previously predicted a spring launch for the refreshed iMac but pushed that forecast to a summer release. At the time, Young said that panel shipments would begin in June but a debut might not come until August or September.

The analyst's comments Monday suggest that he has received new information that changed his predictions again. A June launch could mean that the new iMac Pro might see an unveiling at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference.

In addition to the timeline, Young reiterated rumors that the iMac Pro would feature mini LED backlighting, contrary to what some observers are claiming. Young said his firm is hearing reports that the device could sport 1,000 zones and more than 4,000 mini LEDs.

Alongside the switch to mini LED displays, the new iMac Pro will likely sport some type of M1 or "M2" chip and a new design that will bring it in-line with the current 24-inch iMac. The use of the "iMac Pro" moniker also hints at a consolidation of the 27-inch iMac and the iMac Pro lineup.