The MacRumors Show: Apple's Two New Rumored iMac Models

On this week's episode of The MacRumors Show, we discuss the new 24- and 32-inch iMac models that Apple is rumored to launch starting this year.

Later this year, Apple is expected to refresh the 24-inch iMac. The update is set to focus on the M3 chip, with no other major changes rumored, likely owing to the complete redesign that the current machine received upon its introduction in April 2021. This means that the ‌iMac‌ is set to be the only Mac product line to skip the M2 generation of chips entirely.

The 24-inch ‌iMac‌ could be among the first Macs to get the M3 chip, which should offer major performance and efficiency improvements over the M1 and M2 chips due to Apple's transition from TSMC's 5nm processes to a 3nm node. A refreshed selection of color options is also not out of the question.

An ‌iMac‌ with a 32-inch display – the same size as the Pro Display XDR – is also in development, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. It is expected to feature the M3 Pro and M3 Max chips, and appears to be positioned as a successor to the ‌iMac‌ Pro or the high-end 27-inch ‌iMac‌. This new high-end desktop ‌iMac‌ is not expected to launch until late 2024 or sometime in 2025.

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Top Rated Comments

zoom25 Avatar
11 weeks ago
27" is already too big for many desks. You need serious depth/distance to make 32" work.

I honestly hope they offer 27" which is already on the big end for most desks. I specifically had to buy a desk with enough depth for my 27" iMac. Otherwise your eyes and head get toast within a day.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
PowerButton Avatar
11 weeks ago
? I’d rather have a 27” iMac with an extra 27”display.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Pinkyyy ?? Avatar
11 weeks ago
Glad to see that the iMac is back ! ?️ ✨

Looking forward to the new 32-inch model ❤️
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
gpat Avatar
11 weeks ago
They just had to take the old 27" chassis and put the M1 / Pro / Max inside it.
27" is the sweet spot for a desktop.
24" is diminutive. 32" will be too large for a lot of workspaces.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bizzwriter Avatar
11 weeks ago
32-inch iMac? Take my money!
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
zedsdead Avatar
11 weeks ago
I would buy a 32" iMac Pro in a second...although I shutter to think of the price.

What I think is more needed is a larger, consumer M-based iMac. I have several family members that would upgrade form their 27" intel iMacs if that occurred.

Pros can handle separate displays/Mac Studios etc...and might prefer it.

I also think Apple released the Studio Display instead of the iMac because so many people are also attaching to MacBooks.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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