Apple is reportedly not working on a new, larger-screen iMac after all

Apple unveiled some new hardware earlier this week at its “Peek Performance” event. And while there were rumors that we’d see the new “M2” processor at the event, along with maybe a new MacBook Pro and/or new MacBook Air, that turned out not to be the case. So, of course, we turn to the future, where rumors are still swirling that future hardware could arrive with those specs.

That includes the oft-rumored iMac Pro refresh. This particular piece of equipment has been rumored for quite some time, all with the suggestion that it would be powered by Apple’s M1 Pro and/or M1 Max processor(s). And then Apple announced the M1 Ultra, which, sure, that could be tucked inside an iMac Pro, too. But, maybe that doesn’t happen after all.

According to a new report fromĀ 9to5Mac, Apple is apparently not working on a replacement for the now discontinued iMac Pro. The company silently discontinued the Intel-powered iMac Pro earlier this week, which obviously led to rumors the company is working on a replacement. Indeed, earlier today analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said the iMac Pro would launch in 2023, not sometime this year.

But, that may not be the case:

Sources told 9to5Mac that Apple currently has no plans to release a larger-screen iMac in the near future. The information comes from the same sources that revealed to us the plans for Mac Studio and Studio Display in advance.

Apple is said to be working on another 24-inch iMac, though, which would feature the rumored M2 processor. However, based on this report, it does not sound like Apple has any plans (right now) to work on a larger iMac with more powerful processors under the hood.

Still, the report does note that Apple’s plans could change in the future. This simply stands for right now (which is not official in itself). So, while the company is reportedly not working on a new M-series iMac Pro, that may change in the future.

What do you think? Are you bummed with this news?