The news: Following their “Peek Performance” event, Apple has gotten rid of the 27-inch iMac on their website.
- The iMac 27-inch was last updated in August of 2020
- Unlike the smaller 24-inch iMac, the 27-inch never got updated with Apple Silicon
- Rumors point towards a 27-inch redesigned iMac being branded “iMac Pro,” which is said to ship with M1 Pro and M1 Max chips, and possibly a higher end offering such as M1 Ultra
Ian’s Take: At first, I was very confused because a redesigned 27-inch iMac was widely expected, but it now makes sense. The upcoming 27-inch iMac will be branded as a “Pro” product, replacing the iMac Pro from 2017: Apple will no make a larger consumer-level iMac in the future. In the meantime, those looking for a larger iMac could pick up an M1 Mac mini and newly unveiled Studio Display for a similar price to the discontinued 27-inch iMac.