Apple’s readying a brand new iMac that might launch as early because the second half of this 12 months, in line with a report from Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman. Whereas the brand new iMac will reportedly function the identical 24-inch show dimension because the earlier mannequin, it’s anticipated to return with a extra highly effective M3 chip made with a 3nm process.
The brand new iMac isn’t anticipated to enter mass manufacturing till not less than three months, Gurman notes, however may nonetheless begin delivery within the latter half of this 12 months in the identical colorways as its predecessor, together with blue, silver, pink, and orange. Gurman says the brand new iMac is at “a sophisticated stage of improvement” and that Apple’s presently “conducting manufacturing assessments of the machine.” This tracks with earlier rumors from Gurman, which additionally hinted at a 2023 iMac launch.
Different particulars disclosed by Gurman point out that a few of the iMac’s inner elements would possibly get “relocated and redesigned,” and that the manufacturing course of for mounting the iMac’s stand to the show is “completely different.” The iMac is overdue for an improve. Apple hasn’t refreshed its lineup in two years, with the 2021 model being the first to come with the corporate’s in-house silicon, together with a bigger show dimension and an array of recent colours.
Along with a brand new iMac, Gurman says Apple’s additionally on the brink of launch the new 15-inch MacBook Air, an upgraded 13-inch MacBook Air, and a Mac Professional outfitted with an M2 Extremely chip. Gurman speculates that it would make sense for Apple to incorporate an M3 chip within the 13-inch MacBook Air as effectively, provided that the corporate simply released an M2-equipped one last year, whereas reserving the M2 chip for the bigger 15-inch mannequin.