The HomePod may be delayed, but still, expect the release of iMac Pro before year – end.

For some time we have been hearing a rumor that the Cupertino company could incorporate an ARM chipset in iMac computers.

We still can not confirm it but, according to the latest leaks, it seems that the next iMac Pro could be the first with an ARM chipset, which would act as a coprocessor.

Currently, Apple integrates a custom ARM chip called T1 in its latest models of MacBook Pro with Touch ID and Touch Bar. 

 

Will we see an iMac with the A10 Fusion chip?

This news has been revealed by Steve Troughton-Smith and Johnathan Levin. They have discovered information within the BridgeOS 2.0 software that suggests that the iMac Pro could include an A10 Fusion chipset as a coprocessor. It is the same chipset used in the iPhone 7/7 Plus.

Looks like the iMac Pro’s ARM coprocessor is arm64 🤔 Seems to handle the macOS boot & security process, as expected; iMac Pro lets Apple experiment with tighter control without the rest of the userbase freaking out.

Subsequently, the developer Guilherme Rambo has revealed a possible use of the A10 Fusion:  allowing the iMac Pro to enable “Hey Siri”, a feature that is missing in macOS.

Troughton-Smith adds that the inclusion of A10 Fusion will allow Apple to have more control over macOS . This benefits both users and developers.

Apple had announced that the iMac Pro would make an appearance at WWDC earlier this year, but the announcement did not mention the A10 Fusion chip. The new iMac could support up to 18 cores of Intel Xeon processors but, as we say, the A10 is not mentioned.

Apple may keep the A10 as a surprise feature and, if so, we will know in the presentation of the iMac Pro, which, according to rumors,  is scheduled for the end of 2017 .

Will Apple bet for its A10 in the iMac Pro this year? What changes would they make to the system?