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Updated 24-inch iMac expected in 2024, 32-inch iMac in 2025

24-inch iMac

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Apple's next update to the 24-inch iMac will occur in 2024, a famed analyst forecasts, as well as offering the prospect of a 32-inch model one year later.

Apple's 24-inch iMac is long overdue for an update, with it languishing on M1 chips when practically everything else in the Apple Silicon range has moved on to M2. In an update to predictions from TF Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, there may be a while longer to wait for an upgrade.

Posting to X on Tuesday, Kuo references a predictive tweet from March 2022 that claimed 2023 would be the year of the iMac Pro. In the latest posting referencing that tweet, Kuo instead offers a "New iMac prediction update."

In his prediction, he now says a 24-inch iMac refresh will occur in 2024. The tweet flies in the face of numerous rumors that a shipment in late 2023 was on the cards, but after the October event rumors resulted in the launch of just a new Apple Pencil, a 2024 release now seems more likely.

Kuo's comment correlates with Mark Gurman's October 15 claim that new MacBook Pro and MacBook Air lines running on M3 are at important stages of mass production, but won't surface until early 2024.

Kuo's posting also discusses the occasionally rumored large-screened iMac, with Kuo proposing a "higher-end 32-inch mini LED display iMac in 2025."

The 32-inch size has been mentioned before in reports, forecasts, and leaks, but 2025 is a little later than expected. For example, in July, Mark Gurman wrote that the model probably wouldn't surface until the end of 2024.