Apple is reportedly in the early development stage of a larger iMac with a screen size that would measure at least 30 inches diagonally, according to Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman in his latest Power On newsletter.
In the latest edition of his newsletter, Gurman outlines his expectations for new products that Apple is working on and is set to release within the next 12 months or so. In addition to a new round of Mac devices to feature the yet-to-be-announced M3 chip and its derivatives, Gurman alleges that Apple is “conducting early work” on a new iMac size with a screen larger than 30 inches.
The bigger iMac size is “further out” than other refreshed Macs which are currently being finalized, warns Gurman. In the meantime, a new 24-inch iMac with the M3 chip is set to be announced sometime later this year, although that timeline could slip to early 2024. Since Apple just began development on the larger iMac, that all-in-one machine is not expected to be released anytime soon, and could perhaps hit the market no earlier than two years from now in 2025.
New iMac Pro?
Details surrounding the new iMac size are still minimal, and it remains to be seen whether the machine would be branded as simply iMac or carry the iMac Pro moniker. Apple released the iMac Pro in 2017 as a stopgap solution while readying its 2019 Mac Pro. The all-in-one aimed at professionals featured the same screen and design as the now-discontinued Intel-based 27-inch iMac, but with beefier specs and upgraded thermal design to better handle intensive workloads. The iMac Pro was discontinued in March of 2021 after the successful release of the modular Mac Pro, while also being effectively replaced by the Mac Studio and Studio Display.