Long-rumored Apple Silicon iMac Pro still in the works, but not coming soon

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Apple is rumored to be working on a large-screen iMac Pro revival — using the Apple Silicon M3 chip.

Apple is continuing to work on what could end up being a revival, with development of a larger-screened iMac reportedly still underway — and using the Apple Silicon M3 chip.

After years of offering two iMac sizes and downsizing to just one 24-inch iMac, rumors have circulated about Apple making a big-screen counterpart. On Sunday, the rumors were revived, though with the added twist of including the next Apple Silicon chip generation.

In Sunday's "Power On" newsletter for Bloomberg, Mark Gurman answers a question about an iMac with a large display. In his response, Gurman believes Apple is still working on "a larger-screened iMac aimed at the professional market."

He goes on to say that the specific iMac will "use a variation of the M3 chip, likely an M3 Pro and M3 Max," which would match the chips used in the 14-inch MacBook Pro and 16-inch MacBook Pro.

As for the reasoning behind its creation, Gurman doesn't think "the combination of a Mac Studio or Mac mini plus an Apple Studio Display cuts it for many pro users who want more screen real estate."

This is not the first time that Gurman has brought up a return of the retired iMac Pro. In April, he insisted a new model was coming but that it "won't be anytime soon."

Given the mention of the M3 chip family, and that Apple has only just started releasing devices using M2, it looks like much longer than a year until the supposed iMac Pro surfaces.