Apple is apparently investigating the production of larger iMacs, including one with a 32-inch display. These iMacs are still in the early phases of development, according to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, and are not likely to be available until late 2024 or possibly 2025.
Gurman previously mentioned Apple’s ambitions for a bigger iMac with a display greater than 30 inches. He now says the screen will be roughly 32 inches in size, akin to Apple’s high-end Pro Display XDR monitor. The Pro Display XDR, which was released in December 2019 and starts at $4,999, offers Retina-quality content with a 6K resolution.
In recent years, Apple has abandoned the Intel-based 27-inch iMac and iMac Pro, but has yet to introduce a larger-screen iMac with an Apple Silicon CPU as a successor. Instead, Apple currently sells the 27-inch Studio Display, which can be linked to the Mac Studio or any other Mac that supports Apple Silicon. This configuration, however, is not an all-in-one solution like the iMac.
The 24-inch iMac, powered by the M1 CPU, is Apple’s sole all-in-one computer at the moment. According to Gurman, an improved model with a speedier M3 chip will be released early next year. The existing Apple Silicon chips are built on TSMC’s 5nm technology, but the M3 chip is projected to use a 3nm process for significant performance increase and power efficiency.
While a larger iMac is in Apple’s future plans, Gurman believes its release is still “further out,” implying that it could be at least one to two years away.