Apple has seemingly thwarted any hopes of a 27-inch iMac with Apple silicon. The company has issued a new statement to The Verge where it confirmed it has no plans to re-release the larger all-in-one Mac with its in-house processors.
Instead, Apple is encouraging prospective customers to opt for the Studio Display coupled with the Mac Studio or Mac mini. The 27-inch Intel-equipped iMac was discontinued in early 2022 following the release of the Mac Studio alongside the Studio Display. Apple also says that the current 24-inch iMac sits perfectly in the middle between the older 21.5-inch and 27-inch sizes for those who still prefer an all-in-one setup.
It’s important to note that Apple’s statement does not rule out an even bigger iMac with a display larger than 27 inches. Recent reports indicate that the company continues to work on an “iMac Pro” that would come with a 32-inch display and is likely to be equipped with higher-end Pro and Max Apple silicon chips. The would-be iMac Pro is expected to be released by late 2024 or early 2025.
Apple last week updated the 24-inch iMac with the newly-announced M3 chip, which the company says is twice as fast as the M1-equipped predecessor. The new iMac is set to be available for customers tomorrow.