Apple says it’s not planning a 27-inch iMac

   If you've been waiting for a new 27-inch iMac to upgrade your desktop setup, Apple has clarified that it won't release one. Instead, the company considers the 24-inch M3 iMac a compromise between the 2019 Intel iMac's 21.5- and 27-inch displays. The M3 model's 4.5K resolution quite literally splits the difference between the old 4K and 5K models, sharing these characteristics with the M1 iMac released in 2020. The new model is similar to its predecessor beyond the chip upgrade.

Apple's denial could potentially close the door on an M3-series iMac Pro. There is some daylight between its current desktop offerings, with the new iMac only shipping with the standard M3 chip, while the Mac Studio comes in M2 Max and M2 Ultra varieties. Presumably, the next model will sport the M3 Max and M3 Ultra, leaving room for a potential M3 Pro iMac Pro (although it remains to be seen how the all-in-one handles the Max).

Some expected a larger, more powerful model to arrive alongside the 24-inch at last week's Scary Fast event, but the product failed to materialize. It appears that this trend will continue.