According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, Apple is reportedly in the early stages of testing larger iMac models, including one with a display size of approximately 32 inches. Gurman’s recent Power On newsletter mentions that these iMacs are still in development and are not expected to be launched until late 2024 or possibly in 2025.
This development follows Gurman’s previous reports indicating that Apple was working on a larger iMac with a display size surpassing 30 inches. The latest update specifies that the display size of the larger iMac will be around 32 inches, similar to Apple’s high-end Pro Display XDR monitor. The Pro Display XDR, released in December 2019, offers a 6K resolution for Retina-quality visuals and starts at a price point of $4,999.
In recent years, Apple phased out the Intel-based 27-inch iMac and iMac Pro models without introducing a larger-screen iMac powered by Apple silicon as a replacement. Instead, Apple currently offers the 27-inch Studio Display, which can be connected to the Mac Studio or another Mac with Apple silicon. However, this setup does not provide an all-in-one solution like the iMac.
At present, Apple’s lineup includes the 24-inch iMac, the only all-in-one computer offered by the company. The current model, featuring the M1 chip, was released in April 2021. Gurman predicts that an updated version with a faster M3 chip will be launched by early next year. Notably, Apple’s current lineup of silicon chips is manufactured based on TSMC’s 5nm process, but the upcoming M3 chip is expected to leverage a more advanced 3nm process, delivering substantial improvements in performance and power efficiency.