Will Apple Come Out With a New Larger iMac?

Is Apple planning to come out with a new larger iMac? Or is the Mac Studio the replacement? If you were looking to buy a 27-inch iMac, what are your options now?


Comments: 15 Responses to “Will Apple Come Out With a New Larger iMac?”

    Craig Mole
    1 year ago

    For my eyes I need a large monitor and hope desperately that they come back with an integrated monitor/Mac such as the 27" iMac w/o having to buy 2 pieces of hardware.

    1 year ago

    Craig: I know what you mean. Look into a 32-inch 4K display. Cheaper, and bigger.

    Jack Jennings
    1 year ago

    I have been waiting for an M1 27" iMac to replace my 2014 model and was excited by rumors of a 31" iMac. It appears that the best option now is a Mac Mini and a good 32" display that will have image quality equal to the 27" Retina display. I hope Gary will review those that are presently available and make some recommendations.

    Gordon Tyler
    1 year ago

    It’s hard to upgrade your main computer and get a smaller screen, but the 24” iMac is certainly nice. The problem with an external display is the lack of good speakers and a web cam. Once you add those things, it it just not as nice as the iMac. Apple is offering a compromise with the Mac Studio, but it’s also a big price jump. Do you think WWDC will bring any more options for us?

    Patricia Slice
    1 year ago

    I was patiently (well, maybe not so patient) for a M1(whatever) 27" iMac. When I watched the latest Apple Event, I heard one of the presenters say that the heat from the M1 chip, any bigger, in a 27" iMac would be untenable. Thus, when the Mac Studio was explained, I ordered the M1Max with 64Gb, 2Tb storage to replace my 2017 iMac 5K with 64Gb and 3Tb. Have to wait til June, but it's ordered and I am looking forward to it arriving. I do a lot of Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop, my iMac hiccups.

    1 year ago

    Jack: I don't really do reviews. To do those properly, you have to spend a lot of time and money. For instance I may have to buy the top 5 models ($$$) and then spend a week or two with each, taking careful notes and running tests. I'll stick with how-to videos. What I do though, is if I actually use a product (for real, not reviewing it) and I like it, I put it on this page of recommendations. And you can find the screens I currently use listed there: https://macmost.com/recommendations

    Tony Murray
    1 year ago

    You have given us another extremely good send sensible synopsis. Thank you very much.

    1 year ago

    Gordon: Not having a built-in webcam is bad ... and good. I'm using a real camera with an adapter and I get 4K. When I get the Studio Display I probably won't be using the weaker webcam in it. Same with speakers. I doubt the Studio Display will match my current external speakers which have a subwoofer almost as big as a Mac Pro. That said, it is nice to have all of those things in one package for most people. I'm not sure what WWDC will bring in terms of new hardware. The rumors are all over the place.

    Steve
    1 year ago

    What do you think of using a MacBook Air with a big screen, either Apple's Studio Display or a less expensive display?

    1 year ago

    Steve: Not sure what you are asking. What about it?

    pamela bouchard
    1 year ago

    I am one of the people who was waiting for a new 27 inch mac. In your video, you mentioned the mini with a 32 inch display - the displays for around $400. You said you could even pay a little more and get one a little better. Can you give us any suggestions of those slightly better displays that we can go and research?

    Thank you, Pamela

    1 year ago

    pamela: I link to the one I use here: https://macmost.com/recommendations

    pamela
    1 year ago

    In your YouTube video when you were talking about different screens that could be used with the Mac mini, you described some that you are using now and you said if you wanted to pay a little more you could get a better one. Can you give us some ideas of what those better screens might be so we could research them please?

    pamela
    1 year ago

    sorry for asking the same question twice. When I checked back I didn't see my question so I thought I posted it incorrectly.

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