What’s going on with the iMac? Apple has been neglecting its popular all-in-one calculator for a while. The machine was last updated in May 2021. Now there is fresh information on how the tidy desktop system could continue – and they suggest that iMac fans may have to be patient.
iMac M1 gathers dust
The iMac M1 with a 24-inch screen, which has been available in its new, colorful look for over a year, could therefore remain Apple’s sole all-in-one representative for quite a while. The company has now removed Intel iMacs, which were recently available with the old core chip and 27 inches, and they can only be found at individual retailers.
According to the usually well-informed Bloomberg journalist Mark Gurman, Apple won’t get back to releasing new iMacs until 2023. After all, several variants are planned again. A successor to the iMac M1 with 24 inches, which would then come with an “M3” chip that has not yet been presented, and for the first time also a kind of “iMac Pro” with a larger screen.
All-in-One PCs have a future at Apple
“I still believe Apple is working on a larger-display iMac aimed at the professional market,” Gurman writes. This will probably come with a variant of the “M3”, such as an “M3 Pro” or “M3 Max”. These chips were then based on those that Apple is planning for its 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro machines for next year. A combination of Mac Studio or Mac mini (which is also waiting for an update) and Apple Studio Display is not sufficient for many pro users who need more screen real estate.
Apple had already phased out the last (Intel) iMac Pro in the spring of last year and then a year later the last remaining 27-inch Intel iMac. Since then, the 24-inch model has dominated the scene. Although the model is popular and well rated, it doesn’t actually offer enough workspace for photo editing, video, etc. Apparently, Apple does not intend to equip the iMac with the M2 chip and instead has to wait around two years for a new version. However, M2 variants are to be expected for the 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro.
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