Report: Apple has no plans to release a new 27-inch iMac

2019 iMac
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What you need to know

  • A new report claims that Apple has no plans to release a new 27-inch iMac.
  • The report also calls into question the return of the iMac Pro.
  • It appears that the Mac Studio and Mac Pro will be Apple's sole "Pro" desktop Macs.

After Apple announced the new Mac Studio, many were wondering if Apple will ever bring an update to the 27-inch iMac or a return of the iMac Pro. A new report makes all of that seem less likely.

According to a report from 9to5Mac, Apple has no plans to release a "larger-screen iMac in the near future." If true, this means that those wishing for a new 27-inch iMac powered by Apple silicon will be disappointed.

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.

The report goes on to say that no iMac will receive Apple's higher-end chips. This could not only mean that the regular iMac will go without such chips, but also calls into question any return of an iMac Pro.

This not only applies to a larger screen model, but also versions with Pro, Max, or Ultra chips. Based on information seen by 9to5Mac, Apple is working on a new 24-inch iMac expected to be introduced sometime in 2023, but similar to the MacBook Air and the 13-inch MacBook Pro, it is unlikely to feature Apple's high-end processors.

If the report holds true, it would mean that the Mac Studio and Mac Pro are Apple's new pro-level desktop machines with the Mac mini and 24-inch iMac as the company's consumer-level machines.

Joe Wituschek

Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.