There hasn’t yet been a 27-inch iMac with Apple Silicon and there won’t be any, Apple says very officially. Coinciding with the publication of the test of the new iMac 24″ M3, Apple wanted to clarify to several media outlets, including: the edge And TechCrunch It does not intend to launch a 27-inch model, a successor to the one we know, equipped with the Apple Mx chip. It’s an old hand for Apple that has been retiring since the launch of the first 27-inch in October 2009. It retired coinciding with the release of the Mac Studio and Studio Display in March 2022.
These kind of details about an upcoming device (or lack thereof) are pretty rare, but it shows that Apple is hoping that those still eyeing alternatives to the 27-inch Intel iMac and 27-inch iMac Pro will rise to the occasion and equip themselves with an Apple device. Current Silicon Mac.
Here’s part of the answer: Apple urges those waiting for such a model to prefer a Mac Studio with a Studio Display or a Mac mini with any external 5K display. Still according to Apple, 24-inch iMac with 4.5K display, fits perfectly between Intel’s previous two monoblock models, the 21.5-inch and 27-inch. However, the choice of processor remains completely unique to the 24″ model. We had the M1 at launch, and we have the M3 today (with two M3 configurations with 8 or 10 GPU cores). In the Intel generations, we can choose between Core i5 or i7 depending on needs and budget. So there is no iMac 24″ M3 Pro on the list.
The 24-inch format isn’t annoying and can be sufficient when there’s no space, but a larger screen is always more appreciated on this type of all-in-one. Which leads to another hypothesis: Apple certainly isn’t planning to put a 27-inch panel in the iMac, but it’s not closing the door on a larger iMac, with an as-yet unspecified diameter.
A month ago, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicted dual iMacs for 2025, one 24-inch and one 32-inch. Mark Gorman in Bloomberg He also talked about this same large diameter in the test. But what’s the investment on the client side if Apple wants to use the best displays available to it? We’ll still be wary, this version from Apple is unusual enough to indicate that it wants to hammer the final nail into the coffin of iMac XL formats.
Apple has stopped marketing the 27-inch Intel iMac, which has no direct replacement
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