With an exceptionally formidable assortment of Macs transitioned to Apple Silicon, Apple is tinkering with a larger, rather supersized iMac. According to popular belief, a 32-inch iMac is enroute to early development but cannot be expected to clock in at the store shelves soon.
Previously presumed that the largest-ever size for the all-in-one iMac might sport a screen size of 30 inches, the 32-inch iMac is speculated to be at least a year or two far from launching. As per Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, the release date of the 32-inch iMac is earmarked for late 2024 or early 2025.
This development of the new 32-inch iMac yields a couple of years post Apple’s plans of introducing a larger-sized version of 2020’s 24-inch M1 iMac.
Apple’s 32-inch iMac: All We Know About Apple’s Roadmap
Apart from the refurbished models, the only iMac available in the market is the 24-inch size, owing to Apple’s decision to retire the Intel-based 27-inch iMac over the last few years. And the decision could be taken rightfully so, owing to not being updated for a long time and becoming outdated.
And after the constant hiccups associated with the iMac resuming, Apple’s 32-inch iMac seems to be the perfect banger comeback for a larger Mac powered with Apple silicon.
Presently, the 24-inch iMac is equipped with the M1 chip but is scheduled to be refreshed with a yet-to-be-announced M3 chip by early 2024. While all Apple silicon chips are designed with TSMC’s 5nm process, the M3 chip is a significantly efficient performer, assuming it moves to a 3nm process.
It will be intriguing to observe which chip powers Apple’s 32-inch iMac. From the experience that the 15-inch M2 MacBook Air was fitted with an M3 chip, the iMac Pro could be launched with the same, or maybe even get a newer chip because the 32-inch iMac’s timeline is ambiguous.
Apple’s high-end monitor, the Pro Display XDR dons a 32-inch screen size as well. Assuming that Apple always upgrades its devices, the 32-inch iMac’s display resolution may resemble the specifications of the Pro Display XDR, as it unleashes the best Retina-quality display for its size. This implies that the supersized iMac will not bend beyond a 6K resolution screen, attributing to the 5K resolution that the 27-inch iMac sports.
Furthermore, the 2019 Pro Display XDR was priced at $4,999. This can place a price bracket for Apple’s 32-inch iMac as well.