Apple is still working on an iMac with a larger display and more powerful chip for the professional market Bloombergis Mark Gurman.


In the latest issue of his Power On newsletter, Gurman suggested that Apple is working on at least two “iMac” models that are likely to use the “M3” series of chips. Gurman says Apple will likely release an updated 24-inch iMac with the standard M3 chip in 2023 and continues work on a high-end iMac model:

I also still believe that Apple is working on a larger-screen iMac aimed at the professional market. I would imagine this will use a variation of the M3 chip, probably an M3 Pro and M3 Max. That would match the chips inside the MacBook Pro. I don’t think the combination of a Mac Studio or Mac mini and an Apple Studio display will suit many professional users who want more screen real estate.

In March 2021 Apple discontinued the iMac Pro and in March 2022 the 27-inch Intel-based version of the “iMac”, leaving the 24-inch “iMac” with the M1 chip as the only remaining “iMac” model . For now, Apple has effectively replaced the 27-inch iMac with the Mac Studio and studio display to match, and some sources claim there’s no high-end iMac in development, but Gurman is among the experts to claim that there is a more powerful, larger “iMac” is still on the way.

A 24-inch iMac with the M2 chip was missing from Gurman’s forecast of upcoming M2 Macs on Apple’s product roadmap, which will include new Mac mini models with “M2” and “M2” Pro chips and new 14- Inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models with includes ‌M2‌ Pro and ‌M2‌ Max chips and a new Mac Pro tower with ‌M2‌ Ultra and ‌M2‌ Extreme‌ chips. Gurman reckons an updated 24-inch iMac will be among the first M3-series Macs, including an updated 13-inch MacBook Air, an all-new 15-inch MacBook Air, and possibly a new 12-inch Notebook that “still in early development.”

Gurman previously said that the launch of the new high-end “iMac” “won’t happen anytime soon,” and its use of “M3”-series chips would suggest that that might not happen until 2023 at the earliest. The “M3” family of chips is expected to be based on TSMC’s 3nm technology, as opposed to the “M1” and “M2” which are manufactured using a 5nm process. The more advanced manufacturing process is said to bring significant increases in performance and efficiency.

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