Apple is reportedly looking into developing larger iMacs, including a model with a display size of around 32 inches. According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, these iMacs are still in the early stages of development and aren’t expected to hit the market until late 2024 or possibly 2025.
So far, Gurman had only put a larger iMac with a display size of more than 30 inches in the room. Now he has at least made it clear that the display will be around 32 inches in size, similar to the high-end Apple Pro Display XDR model. Released in December 2019, the Pro Display offers Retina-quality content with a 6K resolution and starts at $4,999 / €5,499.
Apple had gradually discontinued all 27-inch iMacs and iMac Pros with Intel chipsets over the past few years. But we didn’t see a successor yet with a larger display and an Apple processor as a replacement. Instead, you can combine a 27-inch studio display with a Mac Studio or any other Mac with an Apple chipset. However, this setup is not an all-in-one solution like the iMac.
The 24-inch iMac with the M1 chip is currently Apple’s only all-in-one computer. Gurman already predicted that an updated model with a faster M3 chip would be released early next year. The existing Apple processors are based on the 5nm process from TSMC. The M3 chip is expected to use a 3nm process, offering significant improvements in performance and power efficiency.
So far, however, a larger iMac is still in the future. Gurman assumes that it could take Apple at least another year or two before it comes to market.