Following the announcement of the new Mac products – Mac Studio and Studio Display, Apple has discontinued the large Intel-based 27-inch iMac with no additional details on what to expect in the future. Now, in a new report, fans of the large iMac are not going to be happy.
In a new report by 9to5Mac, Apple has no plans to launch a new large iMac “in the near future”, noting that this comes from the same source as the one that reported on the Mac Studio and Studio Display –which proved to be correct –.
The report also notes that the Cupertino-based giant is not planning to launch any large iMac product that houses Pro, Max, or Ultra chips too.
Not only that, the company is planning to debut a new 24-inch iMac for 2023, although it won’t feature the newest silicon chips (kind of like a successor to the current 24-inch model with M1):
“Based on information seen by 9to5Mac, Apple is working on a new 24-inch iMac expected to be introduced sometime in 2023, but similar to the MacBook Air and the 13-inch MacBook Pro, it is unlikely to feature Apple’s high-end processors.”
Immediately after Apple’s “Peek Performance” event on March 8, the 27-inch desktop – one of the last Mac products to run Intel chips – was officially discontinued. This was mainly due to the launch of the new Mac products to replace it.
Finally, the report notes that Apple might change its mind as time progresses. However, the sources are saying that the company is now focusing on publicizing and selling the Mac Studio alongside the Studio Display (for the time being).
A previous report that was published earlier this year notes that Apple is planning to debut a new and revived iMac Pro with Apple Silicon, Mini-LED could launch in June, with an announcement in WWDC.