In accordance with a brand new rumor, Apple explored the potential of a 27-inch iMac in 2021 and its configuration instructed that it might have been a alternative for the discontinued iMac Professional.
A rumor with particulars that instructed Apple created three 27-inch iMac prototypes originated on a MacRumors discussion board in March of this yr and was highlighted in a current story. MacRumors notes that the discussion board member, Amethyst, accurately recognized a number of particulars of Apple’s Mac Studio earlier than some other sources.
In accordance with the person, Apple first created a 27-inch iMac that used the identical chassis because the Intel iMac Professional however had been up to date to run on Apple’s M1 chip. A second model is claimed to have been made in August of 2021, utilizing the up to date design of the 24-inch iMac however scaled up for the bigger display screen. By November, Apple supposedly created a dream machine prototype with an XDR show and an M1 Max processor. This might have been an thrilling Mac, accumulating collectively Apple’s finest display screen and laptop know-how in an all-in-one answer.
Apparently, this is able to have had a a lot higher efficiency than the 24-inch iMac that was launched in April of that yr and at the least match the highest efficiency of the 2021 MacBook Professional that arrived in October of 2021.
Loads of followers anticipated Apple to launch a 27-inch iMac Professional at its 2021 fall occasion which was titled ‘Unleashed.’ Even leakers with spectacular observe data like Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman predicted a 27-inch or bigger iMac with a extra highly effective processor than the M1. This might have crammed a niche in Apple’s lineup, a extra highly effective Apple Silicon Mac for the desktop. Alas, we needed to wait till March of 2022 to get the super-fast Mac Studio with its M1 Extremely chip.
Whereas a product that wasn’t launched may not be of curiosity when you’re purchasing for an iMac proper now, it may present clues for a future model that’s but to be launched.
Provide chain troubles have been hitting arduous in 2021 and that alone may have altered Apple’s plans. These delays are nonetheless having an impact and if a brand new iMac Professional is ever launched plainly it may not be seen till 2023. At the moment, it may include an possibility for an M3 Professional and M3 Max processor.
There was some dissent concerning the Studio Show arriving with a normal panel as an alternative of an XDR show. Hopefully, Apple will launch extra giant XDR shows which are inexpensive than the $5,000 Professional Show XDR. A 27-inch iMac Professional with M3 Max and XDR show can be wonderful, however for now, it’s all up within the air.