Since practically the launch of the first iMac in 1998, Apple has always maintained a hallmark of presenting iMac with a very compact, minimalist design and a considerable screen ratio, but since 2021, Apple has launched the Mac Studio and the Studio display, Why hasn’t Apple released a 27-inch or 32-inch iMac? In this post we are going to see it.
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There is three reasons The main reasons why Apple has decided not to launch the company’s iconic 27-inch or 32-inch iMac, the reasons for which we will analyze below:
Studio Display, the solution for everyone
The Mac mini has always had the problem of having to use peripherals, such as Magic Mouse, Magic trackpad and even an external monitor, being essential devices for its operation. In this sense, Apple had in its product catalog the lg 4k monitora monitor from a third-party company that gave both MacBooks and Mac minis the ability to have an external Apple-approved device to connect to.
The problem is when you have a 24-inch or 27-inch iMac and you need an external monitor. You may think that with such a large panel size you don’t need another, but in an increasingly professionalized world, many professionals need an additional monitor to optimize their creativity and design processes.
Related to that, have an iMac and an external monitor completely breaks Apple’s product designSo what is the best solution? ddevelop an inexpensive external monitor that replaces the current iMac and that you can connect to a Mac Studio, Mac mini or MacBook without problems and most importantly: you keep the essence of apple design on all devices.
Cost and heat savings
Manufacturing a 32-inch or 27-inch iMac may cause the device to acquire a very high cost for most users, generating a big difference between the 24-inch iMac and the larger-screen iMac, generating an unattractive product for users in this segment, especially when the Apple Silicon M1 or M2 has enough power to the vast majority of users.
No one has any doubt about the power and efficiency of Apple’s Apple Silicons. However, the M1 Pro Max and Ultra chips are very powerful pieces of equipment, and Apple will probably improve its more advanced versions of Silicon over time. The consequence of its performance is the possible generation of more heat, to which you also have to add the heat that emits the screen. All this can cause an increase in temperature that can end up affecting both internal and external components.
We have the clear example with the iMac 24 inch, a very minimalist and fine design, but that, when you submit it to high workload, gets hot. Therefore, the most advanced versions will be more prone to generate this heat and Apple cannot afford to generate a design that in future generations does not meet the performance levels demanded by the user. Mac Studio solves all those problems.
In conclusion, looking for a new iMac design, dissipating heat and saving costs are some of the reasons which is why Apple hasn’t released a bigger iMac. Only time will tell if Apple reverses its own footsteps and releases a device that, to my mind, was the iMac it was hoping for in 2022, a hope I’m still holding out for in the future.