Podcast: New 27-inch iMac with M1 Pro chip rumors, plus M1 MacBook memory leak bugs

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Rumors and leaks suggest that Apple’s 27-inch iMac is next in line for an upgrade to the M1 Pro as the company continues its two-year transition to Apple’s silicon. Earlier this year, Apple updated its 24-inch iMac with an M1 chip. The recently released Pro-level MacBooks received new M1 Pro and M1 Max chips, and this new iMac is expected to receive the same treatment. The new iMac, which Apple is reported to launch in early 2022, may include features found in new MacBooks, such as mini-LED displays and ProMotion displays. And speaking of MacBooks … Users of the newer MacBooks M1 Pro / M1 Max have reported memory leak issues, and some applications use a lot of RAM. Macworld Executive Editor Michael Simon and Computerworld Executive Editor Ken Mingis join Juliet to discuss their experiences with memory loss in their MacBooks, as well as how Apple could fix the problem. They also discuss the potential new iMac, including what features it might have that set it apart as a Pro-level device.

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