Apple’s readying a brand new iMac that would launch as early because the second half of this yr, in line with a report from Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman. Whereas the brand new iMac will reportedly characteristic 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 course of.
The brand new iMac isn’t anticipated to enter mass manufacturing till at the very least three months, Gurman notes, however may nonetheless begin transport within the latter half of this yr in the identical colorways as its predecessor, together with blue, silver, pink, and orange. Gurman says the brand new iMac is at “a complicated stage of improvement” and that Apple’s at present “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 number 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 mannequin being the primary to return 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 point of launch the brand new 15-inch MacBook Air, an upgraded 13-inch MacBook Air, and a Mac Professional geared up with an M2 Extremely chip. Gurman speculates that it’d make sense for Apple to incorporate an M3 chip within the 13-inch MacBook Air as properly, provided that the corporate simply launched an M2-equipped one final yr, whereas reserving the M2 chip for the bigger 15-inch mannequin.