Apple has officially confirmed that it will not be launching a new 27-inch iMac model featuring an M-series chip.
In a statement to The Verge, Apple’s PR representative, Starlayne Meza, confirmed that the California-based giant has no plans to relaunch the 27-inch iMac model that was discontinued in March 2022.
Instead, the company’s focus remains fixed on the only all-in-one 24-inch iMac computer that was released in April 2021 and recently updated with the new and powerful M3 processor.
However, Meza encourages current and prospective customers looking to get the Mac experience on a larger or high-end screen to explore alternative options from the Mac desktop line-up, such as purchasing the 27-inch Studio Display monitor and pairing it with a Mac Studio or Mac mini desktop.
“Apple will not be making an Apple Silicon version of the 27-inch iMac to replace the Intel-equipped model that it discontinued in 2022. The company is instead focusing the iMac line around the 24-inch model that was first released in early 2021 and just updated with the new M3 processor this fall,” reads The Verge report.
“The company encourages those who have been holding out hope for a larger iMac to consider the Studio Display and Mac Studio or Mac Mini, which pair a 27-inch 5K screen with a separate computer, compared to the all-in-one design of the iMac.”
While Apple has ruled out the possibility of a new 27-inch iMac, there have been reports of a 32-inch iMac being under development, as per Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman. According to him, the Cupertino giant is reportedly developing an iMac Pro with a 32-inch display that is expected to be available not until late 2024 or maybe even some time in 2025.
Corroborating Gurman’s report, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo also expects a 32-inch iMac featuring a mini-LED display to be launched in 2025.