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Snippet: Apple Confirms No Plans for 27-inch iMac with Apple Silicon ☇

Shared on November 6, 2023

Dan Seifert for The Verge:

Apple will not be making an Apple Silicon version of the 27-inch iMac to replace the Intel-equipped model that it discontinued in 2022. The company is instead focusing the iMac line around the 24-inch model that was first released in early 2021 and just updated with the new M3 processor this fall.

Apple PR representative Starlayne Meza confirmed the company’s plans to The Verge. The company encourages those who have been holding out hope for a larger iMac to consider the Studio Display and Mac Studio or Mac Mini, which pair a 27-inch 5K screen with a separate computer, compared to the all-in-one design of the iMac.

The 27-inch iMac was a great computer for much of its run, but I also wonder if Apple should keep selling any iMac. Between the popularity of laptops and Apple selling a “good, better, best” lineup of modular desktops, the iMac is sort of the odd computer out—about the only thing it brings to the table is being a good-looking computer that cuts down on cable-clutter. Dropping it from the lineup and offering a 24-inch Studio Display could be a more compelling option.

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