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Just a few months ago, Apple revealed its new 2021 iMac with a crazy-thin design and the super-fast M1 chip that quickly made this Mac one of the most powerful desktops in the world.
And even though it’s only been less than two months since Apple released the new M1 iMac, there are already rumors that Apple has a bigger and more powerful iMac up its sleeve. Or at least, that’s what Mark Gurman, Apple leaker and journalist from Bloomberg, is saying.
Gurman shared in his latest newsletter that, based on the fact that Apple increased the screen size for this year’s iMac compared to the previous model—from 21.5 to 24 inches—he believes that the 27-inch iMac might receive the same treatment.
He thinks a redesigned 27-inch iMac is coming, and it’ll be even more powerful than the current iMac.
I absolutely still believe that a larger, redesigned iMac to replace the Intel 27-inch models is en route. Apple increasing the screen size of the smaller model from 21.5 inches to 24 inches seems to indicate that the 27-inch model could see a size increase as well. I don’t think, however, that Apple will launch the larger model with the same M1 chip that’s in the smaller model. It likely will be an M1X, the beefier version of the current M1, or an M2X.
Based on what Gurman says, we should expect a new iMac with a display that’s even bigger than the current 27-inch Intel iMac. Not only that, but instead of having the current M1 chip, Gurman believes Apple might add the rumored M1X or even an M2X chip to this new Mac.
This isn’t the first time we’ve heard of a larger iMac model. There have been rumors that Apple was working on a larger iMac with an Apple Silicon chip for a while, but there were reports that Apple had to stop development in order to focus on the already released 2021 iMac.
It’s possible that now Apple went back to working on this new model, and we can only wait to see if the rumors are true. It’ll be interesting to see how Apple deals with a larger display since the current iMac had some issues at launch because users noticed it was crooked.