Apple not releasing the new 27-inch iMacs with M-series silicon.
Apple has confirmed that it will not be releasing a new 27-inch iMac, putting an end to the hopes and speculations of those eagerly awaiting an upgraded version of the popular desktop computer. The 27-inch iMac was once considered Apple’s flagship desktop, known for its large screen and popularity among users and media companies. However, Apple has shifted its focus to other product offerings and upgraded them with its own silicon.
Instead of a new 27-inch iMac, Apple is directing customers to its Studio Display paired with either a Mac Studio or a Mac Mini. This combination offers a 27-inch 5K display along with a powerful pro-level computer, providing buyers with a similar experience to what the 27-inch iMac would have offered.
While the current 24-inch iMac with the M3 chip is objectively superior in terms of measured performance, the older Intel-based model offered more flexibility for different needs. Users could equip an Intel iMac with high-end chips and discrete GPUs, as well as enjoy a wider variety of ports and an SD card reader slot. Many had hoped that a new 27-inch iMac would include ‘Pro’ and ‘Max’ versions of Apple’s chips, along with extra ports, but Apple has decided against it.
Apple’s new iMac model boasts a large screen and a 4.5K Retina display, which falls between the 4K and 5K displays of the previous Intel-based Macs. However, fans of the 27-inch iMac valued its customization options, which are not fully replicated in the Studio Display and Mac Mini.
Although the Studio Display and Mac Mini are impressive machines with high-powered chip options, they lack the all-in-one design that attracted people to the 27-inch iMac. This news marks the end of an era for the beloved desktop co