Why Does Apple Not Make An 30-inch IMac?

Posted: Nov 3 2015, 3:10pm CST | by , in News | Apple


Why Does Apple Not Make an 30-inch iMac?

Apple stopped thinking big when it comes to displays years ago. Why is there still no 30-inch iMac today?

I just found out from my tax consultant that my iMac is worth nothing anymore from a tax perspective. This means I should think about purchasing a new one. My iMac is from 2011. In the past 4 years the iMac got thinner, increased resolution and faster, but not bigger. Why is the iMac still stuck at a 27-inch screen size? A quick look at 4K Monitors shows that sizes of 30, 32, 34 and higher are common and priced under $1,000. It can't be cost that holds back Apple to introduce a larger size iMac.

Apple offered years ago a 30-inch Apple Cinema Display, but it was discontinued. Apple apparently thinks, screens larger than 27-inch are not good for us. I believe it is time to offer a larger iMac. Everyone I know who works daily with an iMac in their job opts for the 27-inch. I consider myself an early adopter and extreme power user. The people I see every day in my shared office space only use a handful of apps.

I have 6 desktops in constant use filled with over a dozen apps. A larger screen with more resolution would allow me to have a better overview. I don't feel looking at my 27-inch iMac right now that my eyes and brain would be overwhelmed with a larger screen. Heck. Most Windows guys these days buy a 30-inch or larger screen.

Apple introduced for Fall already a new 21.5-inch iMac with 4K Retina display. It is unlikely that Apple will unveil anything new still this year. Will Apple finally make a larger iMac in 2016? I hope my story gets them thinking. If you also want a 30-inch iMac, vote yes in the poll below. Let's show Apple that we want a 30-inch iMac, or even a bigger one? That option is also below in the poll.

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/2" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi Lugmayr () is the founding chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
Luigi can be contacted directly at ml@i4u.com.




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