Apple has No Plans for 27-Inch Apple Silicon iMac Return

In a recent turn of events, Apple has solidified its commitment to the 24-inch iMac, confirming that it has no plans to resurrect the 27-inch iMac with Apple Silicon.

The company, known for its groundbreaking innovations, showcased the upgraded 24-inch iMac at the ‘Scary Fast’ event in October, introducing the latest M3 chipset to its iMac lineup.

This move marks the end of an era for the Intel-based 27-inch iMac, which was initially introduced in 2021 with the M1-powered 24-inch model following suit. The Cupertino-based tech giant discontinued the larger iMac variant just a year later.

According to reports from The Verge, Apple has officially communicated its decision to remain focused on the 24-inch iMac, dismissing any plans for a 27-inch counterpart with Apple Silicon.

Interestingly, Apple has advised customers eager for a larger iMac experience to consider the Apple Studio Display, a 27-inch 5K Retina panel, to be paired with either a Mac Studio or a Mac Mini. However, this alternative does not provide an all-in-one solution like the traditional iMac.

While the 27-inch iMac may not be making a comeback, Apple enthusiasts can anticipate a potential expansion in the iMac lineup.

Reports from Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman suggest that Apple is working on the most extensive iMac ever, slated for release in late 2024 or 2025. The rumored iMac Pro is expected to boast a substantial 32-inch display and will likely be powered by advanced Apple Silicon, catering to the demands of professional users.

Ming-Chi Kuo, a reputable Apple analyst, corroborates these claims, adding that the 32-inch iMac Pro will feature a mini-LED display.

apple has no plans for 27-inch apple silicon imac return

The now-discontinued 27-inch iMac, equipped with 10th-generation Intel Core processors and AMD graphics, offered users a powerful computing experience with SSD storage across the lineup.

In contrast, the current 24-inch iMac, propelled by Apple’s base M3 chip, maintains the sleek design introduced in the M1-powered 2021 model.

Launched at the end of October during Apple’s showcase event for Mac computers, the refreshed 24-inch iMac M3 model comes with an 8-core CPU and up to a 10-core GPU.

The pricing for the 24-inch iMac starts at Rs. 1,34,900 for the base model with an 8-core CPU, 8-core GPU, 8GB of memory, and a 256GB SSD storage. The higher-end variant, featuring a 10-core GPU, is priced starting at Rs. 1,54,900.

In addition to these developments in the iMac lineup, Apple enthusiasts can look forward to the company’s plans for the iPad.

Reports suggest that Apple is gearing up to launch new iPad models around March 2024, with potential refreshes for the iPad Air, entry-level iPad, and iPad mini.

There are also speculations about a new iPad Pro making its debut at a later date, continuing Apple’s commitment to pushing the boundaries of technology.

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