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Which Apple Silicon iMac are you most interested in?

  • 24" iMac

    Votes: 27 27.3%
  • 30" iMac

    Votes: 30 30.3%
  • 32" iMac

    Votes: 47 47.5%
  • Doesn't matter, I'm buying on day one

    Votes: 7 7.1%
  • Other size

    Votes: 5 5.1%

  • Total voters
    99

satchmo

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Aug 6, 2008
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Rumours suggest an entry 24" model to appear first followed by a larger 30-32" model later.

Note that the 24" may not even happen until mid-2021. So those who want something larger, will you hold out for the larger size even if that means late 2021?

I'll start it off with a vote for a 24" iMac.
 
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Mr. Awesome

macrumors 65816
Feb 24, 2016
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Idaho, USA
I think the smaller size could be awesome. The 21.5” iMac suffered from not being upgraded as often, and an Apple Silicon upgrade could make a 24” iMac my favorite iMac.
 
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retta283

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Jun 8, 2018
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Victoria, British Columbia
I feel like 24" would be big enough but it's probably going to be 16:9 which I don't like so I'd probably have to get the bigger model. If they released 24" and 30" models that are 16:10, both will be great choices.
 
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CWallace

macrumors G4
Aug 17, 2007
10,516
8,059
Seattle, WA
I would prefer 27 inches at 5120x2880 like my current 5K iMac. Larger is okay, but it needs to be Retina (I sit pretty close to my screen).
 

Cookie18

macrumors 6502a
Sep 11, 2014
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France
I’m very unsure about whether to just get a 24” and then see what the bigger one is. I feel like I want the bigger one to replace my 4K one but I also don’t want to wait. Also if it’s above 30” it might be too big.
 

ascender

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Dec 8, 2005
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We’ve had 27” iMacs for as long as they’ve made them, but we’ve put a new standing desk in during lockdown and its the first time the screen is just too big, so I’d happily get a 24” version.
 

nick9191

macrumors 68040
Feb 17, 2008
3,365
189
Britain
24" for me. Also I assume based on the screen size that it would be a welcome return to a 16:10 aspect ratio?
 

Harvey Zoltan

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May 14, 2018
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Brisbane
I was hoping for the 24" to be released by the end of the year but I guess that would make a very crowded product release cycle. May just be the first Apple Silicon laptop with the other upgrades coming in 2021. Very interested to see how it works out.
 

the8thark

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Apr 18, 2011
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1,699
I currently have a 21.5 iMac. I feel if the bezels are shrunk down, then a 24 would be perfect for me as both would be the same overal physical size. The 24 Dell monitor I have is only 1-2cm smaller and that includes in the iMac chin as well.

So for me a retina 24 would be my first choice for screen size (assuming a shrinking of the bezels)
Apple still sell a 21.5 though. Do we have any rumours of Apple ditching 21.5 in favour of 24?
 

Yebubbleman

macrumors 601
May 20, 2010
4,708
1,488
Los Angeles, CA
I'm not in the market for a Mac desktop (if I was, it'd likely be for a Mac mini). My Mac platform needs are so small that my next Mac purchase will be a 2020 13" 4-port 13" MacBook Pro (as x86 virtualization and Boot Camp are both important for me for the time being) with my eventual first Apple Silicon Mac purchase (some 2-3 years down the road) being whatever the closest Apple Silicon Mac replacement to that Mac.

However, I do consult for home users. My mother will be needing to get that Apple Silicon 24" iMac as soon as it comes out (as she's still on a low-end Mid 2011 Mac mini) and my stepfather will be needing whatever Apple Silicon iMac that replaces the Intel 27" iMac that just came out (given that he's on a higher-end 2011 Mac mini where the dGPU keeps dying on him). So, for those reasons, I'm kind of wanting both iMacs to come out as soon as possible.

That said, I'm empathetic to any 27" iMac user that will need to buy one of these last Intel models out of need to still be on x86. Hopefully those that still need one will be able to get one before they're all gone.
 

the8thark

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Apr 18, 2011
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That said, I'm empathetic to any 27" iMac user that will need to buy one of these last Intel models out of need to still be on x86. Hopefully those that still need one will be able to get one before they're all gone.
If all you need is native x86, then one of the cheaper iMacs or even a Mac Mini should suffice.
However if you need sufficient CPU/GPU grunt for your x86 only app then maybe a wintel PC is a better option.
 

Yebubbleman

macrumors 601
May 20, 2010
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Los Angeles, CA
If all you need is native x86, then one of the cheaper iMacs or even a Mac Mini should suffice.
However if you need sufficient CPU/GPU grunt for your x86 only app then maybe a wintel PC is a better option.

Right, hence my getting a 4-port 13" MacBook Pro. ;)

I don't need more grunt for that. But there are definitely going to be those who do need grunt for their x86 apps, and for those people, it's a good thing they have the option of buying the 2020 Intel 27" iMac now. Same for those that need it on the go (i.e. 16" MacBook Pro customers).
 

doobybiggs

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Mar 5, 2012
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I really wish they would give you the option of using your own VESA mount, that would be a game changer on the bigger ones! I'd prefer not to have to house a 32" on my desk.
 
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Moonjumper

macrumors 68030
Jun 20, 2009
2,704
2,772
Lincoln, UK
Many iMacs have had screen sizes that matched Apple Cinema displays. I'd love to see a retina equivalent of the largest one. 30" 16:10 5120x3200
 

Hexley

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Jun 10, 2009
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Rumours suggest an entry 24" model to appear first followed by a larger 30-32" model later.

Note that the 24" may not even happen until mid-2021. So those who want something larger, will you hold out for the larger size even if that means late 2021?

I'll start it off with a vote for a 24" iMac.
I agree with you. Redesign will occur in 2022.

I voted for 32" but I want an AS iMac with a 27" or larger screen
 

azentropy

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Jul 19, 2002
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Looking for a 24" to replace my parents 2011 21.5" for sure.

I have a 2019 loaded 27", so don't plan on replacing that anytime soon. However I will say that I found 32" Monitors to be too big for my liking. I feel like I'm at the front row of a movie theatre or watching a 65" TV from like 5 feet away. While some people really like that, I feel I'm moving my head and eyes around too much which gives me headaches. So I end up pushing the monitor way back anyway which then makes me have to change the resolution so I can see it as I'm at that age. :)
 
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Hexley

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Looking for a 24" to replace my parents 2011 21.5" for sure.

I have a 2019 loaded 27", so don't plan on replacing that anytime soon. However I will say that I found 32" Monitors to be too big for my liking. I feel like I'm at the front row of a movie theatre or watching a 65" TV from like 5 feet away. While some people really like that, I feel I'm moving my head and eyes around too much which gives me headaches. So I end up pushing the monitor way back anyway which then makes me have to change the resolution so I can see it as I'm at that age. :)
I'd give that 2019 iMac 27" to your folks and get yourself a redesigned iMac 27" or larger dispaly.

I sold my Dell U3818DW as I was moving my head more often than my eyes.
 
I thought the high end iMacs will still be intel next year, read this on 9-5 mac; would be interesting to see a high end iMac with AS, especially since AS has exceeded every expectation i had.

I purchased a fully loaded 10c0re i9, top gpu and am really happy. I’m not bothered by the redesign but am hoping to get 4-5 years from this machine. I could take it to work and get an AS iMac when its out. My main issue with 2020 iMac was the single thunderbolt bus, and only 2 ports. I use dual monitor and use a caldigit tb dock. Would of been nice to have 4 to ports and 2 to bus!
 

azentropy

macrumors 68040
Jul 19, 2002
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I'd give that 2019 iMac 27" to your folks and get yourself a redesigned iMac 27" or larger dispaly.

I sold my Dell U3818DW as I was moving my head more often than my eyes.
Will see what they are priced at, but I currently do a lot of VM work on it (mostly x86 Linux, but some Windows) which I wouldn’t be able to do on AS (at least yet). That might change next year though. Also it is extremely overkill for them (i9, 40GB RAM etc).
 
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