In response to recent speculation and reports, Apple has officially quashed rumors of an upcoming 27-inch iMac. The tech giant made a statement today, urging those awaiting a new 27-inch desktop to consider alternatives such as the recently released 24-inch M3 iMac or the powerful Mac Studio.
Apple positions the 24-inch M3 iMac as a strategic compromise between the 2019 Intel iMac’s 21.5- and 27-inch displays. Sporting a 4.5K resolution, the M3 model bridges the gap between the previous 4K and 5K iMac models, sharing similarities with the M1 iMac introduced in 2020. While the new model features a chip upgrade, it largely maintains the design and characteristics of its predecessor.
This official denial from Apple might also extinguish hopes for an M3-series iMac Pro. Currently, the iMac lineup ships with the standard M3 chip, while the Mac Studio offers M2 Max and M2 Ultra variants. Speculation arises about the potential release of an M3 Max and M3 Ultra for the next model, potentially leaving room for an M3 Pro iMac Pro.
Expectations were high for a larger and more powerful iMac model to be unveiled alongside the 24-inch version during Apple’s recent “Scary Fast” event. However, the anticipated product failed to materialize, indicating a shift in Apple’s desktop strategy.
The 24-inch M3 iMac is set to go on sale tomorrow, November 7. For a comprehensive understanding of how these new offerings compare, reviews of the M3 iMac and the Mac Studio with M2 Ultra are available. Additionally, a review of the M3 Max 16-inch MacBook Pro caters to users seeking a laptop with versatile capabilities. Tech enthusiasts can find a detailed breakdown of the M3 chips for an in-depth exploration of Apple’s latest hardware innovations. As Apple maintains its focus on the 24-inch M3 iMac, users will be eager to see how the company continues to evolve its desktop lineup in the ever-changing landscape of computing technology.