More on the 27-Inch iMac Being Discontinued

Andrew Cunningham, reporting for Ars Technica:

But the future of the big-screened iMac is currently in doubt. Following the announcement of the screen-less Mac Studio desktop today, the 27-inch Intel iMac disappeared from Apple’s online store. The 24-inch iMac is currently the only iMac referenced in the navigation bar, and all existing direct links to its 27-inch counterpart now redirect to the Mac page. Even more mystifying, Apple hardware SVP John Ternus said that there was only “one more” Mac that had yet to make the transition to Apple Silicon — and the system he named was the Mac Pro, not the larger iMac. [...]

Update: Apple confirmed to Ars that the 27-inch iMac has reached end of life.

Apple is going to be Apple, and I don’t think they want to just come out and say that the new Studio Display — combined with a modular approach to which Mac fits your budget and performance needs — replaces the all-in-one 27-inch iMac. But I think clearly it does. The Ternus line in the keynote about “one more” Mac is as big a tell as any.

Thursday, 10 March 2022