Apple gives rare insight into product pipeline, says no plans for 27-inch iMac with Apple Silicon
In a rare insight into its product development plans, Apple has revealed to The Verge that it isn’t working on a replacement to the Intel-based 27-inch iMac, which was discontinued following the launch of the new, smaller 24-inch iMac with M1 in 2021.
Speaking to The Verge, an Apple spokesperson shared that currently, the iPhone maker has no plans to release a 27-inch iMac with Apple Silicon, with the company encouraging 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.
Whilst Apple says there is no 27-inch iMac in development, that doesn’t rule out the possibility of an even bigger iMac launching in the future.
Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman claimed earlier this year that a new super-sized 32-inch iMac was in early development, saying at the time that he doesn’t anticipate “such a computer launching before the end of 2024, if not a little later, as development still remains early.”
Apple updated the 24-inch iMac last month, revealing the new M3 iMac, which is up to 2x faster than the prior generation with M1, featuring the same design and spectrum of seven colours that launched with the original 2021 model.