The 27-inch iMac 5K was announced as a significant update to the 2014 iMac lineup. The iMac has always been an important product of Apple and continues to be popular with consumers due to its “all-in-one” design and prosumer capabilities. Instead of releasing a redesign with M-series processors, Apple stopped using the 27-inch iMac in March 2022.
According to the rumors, the new 27-inch iMac hasn’t been updated with a silicon processor, but that may change soon.
Rumors indicate the new iMac comes with a high-end processor. Meanwhile, Apple has released a 27-inch 5K Studio Display. It is a display panel similar to the 5K iMac but is designed to look like a cross between the 24-inch iMac and the Pro Display XDR.
After Apple announced in 2021 the new 24-inch iMac with a new design, people expected the company to do the same with the 27-inch iMac model modification. While the new 27-inch iMac has only a few updates, nothing about the external design has changed since its 2014 release.
Despite the pixel density screen and the images and chipsets being very powerful, the cooling has not changed, either – borrowed air vents run under the screen. All holes and power cables are connected to the back, and the stand has a hole to allow cable handling. Unfortunately, this design restricts easy access to ports, making temporary communications difficult to manage or hide.
According to the rumors the M2 chip will be introduced along with the new MacBook Air, Apple could use the M1 Pro, M1 Max, or now the M1 Ultra on this device.
The company can offer up to 128GB of RAM and up to 8TB of SSD. This Mac can add up to 10GB of ethernet ports and deliver at least the same ports as the new MacBook Pro: HDMI, SD slot, Lightning, and USB-C. In December 2021,Mark Gurman of Bloomberg, in his Power Power newsletter, announced that Apple was in the process of launching 2022 to launch the “sophisticated iMac with Apple Silicon.” Earlier, Gurman reported that the company had to postpone the iMac as it needed to focus on the release of the 24-inch M1 iMac.
3. When will the 27-inch iMac replacement be announced?
According to Mark Gurman and DSCC, a new 27-inch iMac could be announced in spring. He says that apple is
“gearing up for another round of Mac releases around May or June.”
On the other hand, many other sources say that Apple won’t launch a new 27-inch iMac replacement.
4. Upgrade Path
Users can upgrade RAM up to 128GB and use cheaper third-party solutions. Internal storage is centered on the thinking board and cannot be removed or upgraded by the user. Storage is available in 512GB, 1TB, 2TB, 4TB, and 8TB configurations, and the 4TB and 8TB versions connect additional storage via cable and extension. Extension mounting is not available for low storage options.
Even if users shut down storage and are sold to new storage, the system will refuse, as the logic board and storage are paired in the installation.
5. How much will the 27-inch iMac cost?
The last 27-inch iMac started at $ 1,799. According to the rumors, if Apple increases the price of the new 27-inch iMac, it is safe to assume it will start, at least, $ 2,000.