In an exclusive report, 9to5Mac claims that Apple does not plan to launch a new 27-inch iMac Pro model with Apple Silicon “in the near future”. For some time, rumor mills have claimed that Apple is going to release a larger iMac Pro model with a next-generation M1 Max Duo chip this year.
At the March 8 “Peek Performance” event, the tech company introduced a new M1 Ultra chip, Mac Studio, and Studio Display and teased that it will announce the Mac Pro with Apple Silicon soon. But after the event, Apple quietly discontinued the 27-inch iMac powered by Intel processor without any plan to upgrade the model any time soon.
Apple might replace 27-inch iMac with new 27-inch Studio Display
Earlier, the TF Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicted that Apple will launch the new Mac mini and a 27-inch external display this year and the new iMac Pro and Mac Pro in 2023 but the new report refutes that.
The same source which leaked that Apple is working on a new external display and the desktop Mac model (described as a hybrid between Mac mini and Mac Pro) prior to their official launch on March 8, has also informed the publisher that consumers should not expect a new 27-inch iMac Pro in the near future. But will launch the next-generation 24-inch iMac in 2023.
“[…] When it comes to the iMac, the company currently has no plans to release new high-end versions of its all-in-one desktop for now.
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.”
With an exciting lineup of new desktop computers and external displays, it is likely that the tech giant does not want to introduce an all-in-one larger iMac Pro for some time.
Display analyst, Ross Young claimed that Apple will release a new 27-inch “Studio Display Pro” as early as June this year. And other reports claim that a new Mac mini with M2 and M2 Pro chips and the same design language as the 2020 Mac mini is expected later this year or next year. It is possible that Apple pushed the new larger display with a faster Mac mini desktop as the perfect combo.