Hold Your Breath for The Next iMac, Predicted to Launch In 2024 Apple's 24-inch iMac hit the market in April 2021, packing an M1 chip and an ultra-thin body in a rainbow of colors. But the tech world is already speculating about the next iMac release.

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The currently available 24-inch iMac, offered in seven colors, is the sole option in Apple’s lineup, following the discontinuation of the 27-inch iMac and iMac Pro models, both of which sported Intel chips.

In the recent edition of his Power On newsletter, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman suggested that Apple will bypass the M2 chip for its next iMac update. Instead, the tech giant plans to wait for the yet-to-be-announced M3 chip. Predicted to have similar CPU and GPU core counts as its predecessor, the M3 chip is anticipated to leverage TSMC’s 3nm process for substantial improvements in performance and power efficiency. This would be a leap forward from the current 5nm process used in existing Apple silicon chips for Macs.

The timeline for the next iMac is set for early 2024 according to Gurman, maintaining a design similar to the present model, which starts at $1,299. This indicates an approximately three-year gap between hardware updates for the iMac.

Alongside the iMac, Apple’s 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Air, 13-inch MacBook Pro, and Mac mini are also expected to receive M3 chip updates in the future.

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