Apple plans larger iMacs with 32-inch screens: A look at the upcoming models
Apple Plans to Release Larger iMacs
Apple is experimenting with larger iMacs, including a model with a screen size of approximately 32 inches, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. In his latest newsletter, "Power On," Gurman explains that these iMacs are still in the early development phase and are not expected to be released until late 2024 or possibly even 2025.
Gurman had previously indicated that Apple was working on a larger iMac with a screen size of over 30 inches. Now he has specified that the screen will be approximately the same size as Apple's high-end Pro Display XDR monitor, which was released in December 2019 and offers a 6K resolution for Retina-quality content. The Pro Display XDR is available starting at $4,999.
Apple has discontinued the 27-inch iMac and the iMac Pro with Intel processors in recent years and has not yet released a larger iMac with an Apple Silicon chip as a replacement. Instead, Apple offers the 27-inch Studio Display, which can be connected to the Mac Studio or another Mac with Apple Silicon. However, this is not an all-in-one solution like the iMac.
Currently, the 24-inch iMac is the only all-in-one computer that Apple offers. The current model, equipped with the M1 chip, was released in April 2021, and Gurman expects an updated model with a faster M3 chip to be released early next year. All current Apple Silicon chips are manufactured using TSMC's 5nm process. The M3 chip is expected to transition to a 3nm process, which will bring significant performance and energy efficiency improvements.
In summary, Apple is reportedly working on larger iMacs, including a model with a screen size of approximately 32 inches. However, these iMacs are still in development and are expected to be released in late 2024 or 2025. Currently, Apple only offers the 24-inch iMac as an all-in-one computer. An updated model with a faster M3 chip is expected to be released early next year. More information can be found here.