A few weeks back we got our first look at Mark Gurman’s new “Power On” newsletter featuring some neat tidbits of new Apple tech we could be seeing in the future; this week, we’re hearing about a bigger and more powerful iMac that could be on the way.
According to Gurmmy, a larger redesigned, Apple silicon-powered iMac to replace the current 27-inch Intel model is still “en route.”
In his latest installment of the newsletter, Gurmmy says the fact that Apple recently increased the screen size for the smaller iMac from 21.5 to 24 inches suggests to him that the 27-inch model could see an equivalent size increase.
“I absolutely still believe that a larger, redesigned iMac to replace the Intel 27-inch models is en route. Apple increasing the screen size of the smaller model from 21.5 inches to 24 inches seems to indicate that the 27-inch model could see a size increase as well. I don’t think, however, that Apple will launch the larger model with the same M1chip that’s in the smaller model. It likely will be an M1X, the beefier version of the current M1, or an M2X.“– Gurmmy
This makes total sense considering Apple has been working on a larger iMac with their own Apple Silicon processor for quite some time. The development of that bigger and more powerful iMac was reportedly paused, however, to let Apple focus on releasing the redesigned 24-inch model, which we got in April.
Currently, the largest iMac Apple offers is the 27-inch one launched in August 2020. The latest newsletter from Gurmmy would suggest the latter may be reaching the end of their production cycle.
Let’s hope this larger version of the 27-inch iMac comes with a better overall design than the god-awful thickitty thick white bezels we got with the larger redesigned version of the 21.5-inch iMac.