Apple ditched the 27-inch iMac when it launched the Mac Studio and 5K Studio Display, but reports earlier this year suggested a replacement was on the way. According to 9to5Machowever, Apple currently has no plans to release an all-in-one iMac larger than 24 inches in the near future.
If true, that means we won’t see a 27-inch model powered by an M1 processor anytime soon – the recently discontinued iMac still uses Intel chips. Apple would not have planned a larger iMac equipped with an M1 Pro, Max or Ultra either. We probably won’t see any with the M2-powered MacBooks that Apple is expected to launch later this year, either. 9to5Mac says he got the info from the same source that informed the pro-level Mac Studio and Studio Display release before they were unveiled.
At the moment, the only iMacs you can get directly from the Apple Store website are the 24-inch model with M1 processor released last year. The post says the tech giant is developing a new 24-inch all-in-one computer which is expected to be introduced sometime in 2023. However, like the 13-inch MacBook Air and MacBook Pro, it will likely remain one of the company’s products. (relatively) affordable options and won’t come with its high-end chips.