We haven’t seen a new iMac since Apple released its 24-inch ultra-thin iMac in April 2021 with the M1 chip and available in seven colors, including green, yellow, orange, pink, purple, blue, and silver. This is currently the only iMac in Apple’s Mac lineup. So, when can we expect to see a new iMac, and which chip will power it?
In his Power On newsletter last week, Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman repeated his previous claim that Apple has no plans for an iMac powered by an M2 chip. He says instead, the company will wait to update the computer using the as-yet-unannounced M3 chip.
Gurman says he expects the M3 chip to have similar CPU and GPU core counts as the M2 chip, but expects Apple to use TSMC’s 3nm process for the chip, which should provide significant performance and power efficiency improvements.
Gurman expects to see the next iMac launch by early 2024 and expects the new model to have a design that is similar to the current model, which starts at $1,299.