Apple denies plans for 27-inch iMac equipped with M-series chip
Several days ago, Apple unveiled a 24-inch iMac equipped with the M3 chip, sparking widespread anticipation for a larger model to complete their product lineup. Over the past two years, Apple has discontinued the 27-inch iMac and iMac Pro that featured Intel x86 processors without releasing any successors.
Recently, Apple’s PR representative Starlayne Meza, in an interview with The Verge, refuted plans for a 27-inch iMac with the M-series chip, suggesting that users requiring a larger screen should consider the Mac Studio or Mac mini, paired with the Studio Display, rather than an all-in-one solution.
This statement from Apple strongly suggests that the rumored new 27-inch iMac Pro with an in-house chip may not materialize, leaving the 24-inch iMac as the sole all-in-one offering in Apple’s product line for the foreseeable future. Some speculate that Apple may have revised its strategy for the iMac and iMac Pro lines, possibly in response to declining sales within the Mac lineup.
It remains unclear how long Apple’s current product strategy will prevail, and they may yet introduce new models with the same or larger screen sizes in the years to come. Recent leaks of Apple’s OLED product roadmap indicate multiple OLED iMacs in the future, with screens up to 42 inches. Before then, Apple may release new products featuring mini-LED displays, such as a 32-inch iMac rumored to launch in 2025.