Apple has exploited the keyword “Peek Performance” to bury discreetly The 27-inch iMac is popular with professionals and people who need power. In the age of Intel processors, this computer offered one of the best advantages for those who wanted a Mac that worked under the hood without blowing their budget. The alternatives were more expensive: either you had to invest in a well-equipped Mac mini and buy the rest of the accessories (keyboard, mouse, screen, speakers), or you could use a very powerful MacBook Pro. Prices can significantly exceed iMac prices as long as storage or RAM requirements are large.
The 27-inch iMac also had an impressive 5K (5120 x 2880) panel, which debuted in 2014 and comes in handy for displaying a large workspace while keeping the size down. This super silent bike is sold with all the necessary accessories (keyboards/mouse), integrating speaker and webcam, but also allowing free access to RAM. Thanks to Boot Camp, it was possible to install Windows and use it as a more than enough computer to play a little game or use programs that are not available on macOS.
Apple Silicon: Where did the 27-inch iMac go?
On the desktop side, the disappearance of the 27-inch iMac leaves a hole in Apple’s catalog. Either we will drop below €2,000 with the M1 chip (iMac 24″, Mac mini), or we will go directly from €4,000 to a Mac studio with an external 5K screen. Between the two, many people dream of a 27-inch “Pro” iMac to find a powerful enough all-in-one bike.
We imagine that Apple has an alternative in the works. Some rumors evoke the iMac Pro with a miniLED panel, others a simple XL version of the 24-inch iMac with a little more casing. To leave, the bells ring Different : In summer according to Ross Young, next year for Ming-Chi Kuo. In the meantime, Apple doesn’t seem to be in a rush to launch this new model and has even confirmed that the 27-inch iMac has reached its “end of life” in Ars-Technica. In terms of value for money, going back seems difficult: the Studio Display is €1,749, or €250 less than the entry-level 27-inch iMac recently removed from the catalog.
And you, do you think that Apple should introduce the Apple Silicon iMac 27?