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Apple has no plans to release a larger-screened iMac, according to a new report from 9to5Mac. Citing unspecified sources with knowledge of Apple's product pipeline, the site says that Apple will not be introducing a bigger iMac "in the near future."

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With the launch of the Mac Studio, Apple discontinued the Intel-based 27-inch iMac, creating some confusion about the future of the iMac line. Apple confirmed to Ars Technica that the 27-inch iMac "has reached end of life," indicating the company has no intention of releasing a refreshed 27-inch model to go along with the 24-inch iMac.

Despite the discontinuation of the 27-inch iMac, there have been rumors of a larger-screened iMac Pro that could be in development, but at least some of those rumors may have been mixed up with the Studio Display. Display analyst Ross Young this week said that what his sources thought might be an iMac Pro was actually a "Studio Display Pro" that's coming later in the year, perhaps alongside the Mac Pro.

Young no longer believes that an iMac Pro is coming this summer, and 9to5Mac's information seems to agree with that take. The site 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.

Other sources continue to suggest that we might see an iMac Pro at some point. Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said last Sunday that an iMac Pro would come out in 2023, and Bloomberg's Mark Gurman claims that Apple is still developing an iMac Pro.

It is not clear how an iMac Pro would fit into the Mac lineup now that the more powerful Mac Studio exists, and it's looking more and more like we might not be seeing a new larger-screened iMac in 2022. For now, Apple suggests that customers who want a powerful desktop machine invest in the Mac Studio, which is priced stating at $1,999, while those who want an all-in-one machine can opt for the 24-inch iMac.

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alexe

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I still think a larger iMac will come eventually, but there are growing indications that it isn't going to be soon.

If it happens, I think it won't be 27 inches, because the difference between 24 and 27 inches is a bit ridiculous. It would have to be 30+ inches.
 
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I can believe that maybe its not possible for them to fit in a cooling solution that's satisfactory in a thin iMac enclosure for the M1 Max or M1 Ultra. Especially as these chips will only get more and more powerful as the years go by.

That being said, they NEED to have an M1 Pro desktop solution. Whether that be in the Mac mini or 24" iMac. Because right now you have "consumer" devices and industry-grade "pro" devices with a $1000+ price gap. You could just say "get the Mac Studio" but there's a lot of industries where that power is probably overkill and its hard to justify paying extra for power you wont use. M1 Pro is definitely the sweet spot.
 

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Guess apple thinks Studio covers all those bases.

I agree with them.
Apple never said they weren't making an iMac Pro, nor did they say they wouldn't make a larger non-Pro iMac. They simply confirmed the 27" iMac is no more, after they removed it from their store. The 21.5" iMac is also no more. Gurman and Kuo believe a larger iMac is still in the works, and that machine knowing Apple will probably be priced and sold as an iMac Pro. An Ars Technica writer yesterday speculated what if iMac Pro and Mac Pro were the same machine. Interesting idea, but I have my doubts. iMac Pro should be chunkier than iMac though. Go big or go home.
 
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Does Apple publish their unit sale numbers per product? I'd be curious to take a look at those with the release of the Studio Display. I use my MBP with Display (now incoming Studio Display*).
 
iMac is Steve Jobs's baby. His legacy will live on forever through an iMac. For now, Apple wants people to focus on purchasing the Mac Studio. It also comes down to how good Mac Studio will do. Sales wise!

Next year it will be a different story. Apple will release a new lineup of an iMac. Preferably 30" iMac. 🖥

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Mac Fly (film)

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I find it hard to believe that Apple’s end goal for the iMac product line is just one single product. A 27 inch iMac powered by an M1 Max would sell.
Could be just a marketing thing. Screen size may be a little larger than 27", or the larger iMac may be sold only as "iMac Pro" from now on—that would be a very Apple move.
 
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alexe

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they kinda ruined it with the 24inch design thinness obsession over function. studio is good, let the box fan make it fly up!

What do you mean, thinness obsession?

The 24-inch iMac was not some form-over-function design, it simply didn't need to be any thicker thanks to the M1. You do realize that even an M1 Max can run at full performance over extended periods of time in an enclosure as small as the 14-inch MacBook Pro?
 

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This is curious for two reasons. First, Apple's store still lists "iMac 24"". If that was the only size iMac they are putting in their lineup, what is the point of identifying it by its size? Second, the Mac Studio doesn't serve the same market as the 27" iMac did, given the significant price difference between purchasing the Studio with Display versus just the iMac, plus the fact that many iMac users are looking for an all-in-one solution. Personally, I prefer to have my computer behind the screen and not another component with more wires on my desk. I have been waiting on a 27"-30" iMac since the M1 was introduced.

At this point there are so many stories out confirming this decision that it would seem to be true, but it is a real disappointment and a head scratcher.
 

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It's a shame, a happy user of 27 inch imac. But I have to say, even if all-in-one computer is a very elegant solution, life cycle of displays is usually quite longer then that of computers. Mac Studio + a good big display for 1k sounds like a good future combination (no way I'm spending extra to have an apple display).
 

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It's a shame, a happy user of 27 inch imac. But I have to say, even if all-in-one computer is a very elegant solution, life cycle of displays is usually quite longer then that of computers. Mac Studio + a good big display for 1k sounds like a good future combination (no way I'm spending extra to have an apple display).
Precisely!
 

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Tell us something new.
Sources told 9to5Mac that Apple currently has no plans to release a larger-screen iMac in the near future. The information comes from the same sources that revealed to us the plans for Mac Studio and Studio Display in advance.
Like everything we get from Apple, there is no comments against anything coming when its involves Macs.
 
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they kinda ruined it with the 24inch design thinness obsession over function. studio is good, let the box fan make it fly up!
The monitor Apple Studio display is selling is kinda expensive tho. Apple is trying to apply PC's era strategy where you can buy the windows system separately.
 
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