A recent report that Apple is developing an iMac with a screen larger than 30 inches generated a lot of buzz, but a new leak indicates that development of the all-in-one desktop is still in the early stages. It supposedly won‘t reach customers for over a year.
And the launch of a smaller iMac with an M3 Apple processor has reportedly been pushed back.
32-inch iMac is on the way
The iMac is Apple’s desktop PC with a built-in screen. This long-running product line was significantly revamped in 2021 with a slim design and M1 processor. Currently, the only version has a 24-inch screen, but there have been numerous calls for a larger variant.
Apple is apparently listening — word came in June that Cupertino is developing an iMac with a display that measures more than 30 inches.
But don’t hold your breath. On Sunday, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman warned in his weekly newsletter that the 32-inch macOS all-on-one is still in the early stages of development. He says the launch will come in late 2024 at the earliest.
M3-powered iMac slips a bit
The current 24-inch version still runs the Apple M1 from 2020 but a processor upgrade is on the way. However, that’s not coming as soon as had been earlier thought, according to Bloomberg.
Previously Gurman predicted that an iMac with Apple’s new M3 processor would be out before the end of 2023. Now, he says the device won‘t launch until early 2024.
The M3 is the next generation of Apple silicon, and is expected to bring a significant performance boost.