Apple has no plans for a larger-screened iMac, says a new report from 9to5Mac. The report, citing unspecified sources with knowledge of Apple’s product pipeline, says that Apple has no plans for a bigger iMac “in the near future.”
Following the launch of Apple’s Mac Studio and Studio Display earlier this week, Apple discontinued the Intel-based 27-inch iMac, which raised questions about the future iMac lineup. Apple told Ars Technica that the 27-inch iMac “has reached end of life,” meaning the company has no intention of releasing a new 27-inch model to go along with the 24-inch iMac.
There have been rumors of a larger-screened iMac Pro that could be in development, but at least some of those rumors appear to have gotten mixed up with the Studio Display. Display analyst Ross Young earlier this week said that while he had previously said that an iMac Pro would launch during 2022, possibly as early as summer, he no longer believes that to be the case. Young says his sources weren’t aware of the separation between the iMac, Mac Studio, and Studio Display, which caused confusion as to Apple’s actual plans.
9to5Mac says that Apple “currently has no plans to release new high-end versions of its all-in-one desktop for now,” though there is a 24-inch M2 version of the iMac that’s set to come out in 2023.