Apple may launch a 2023 24-inch iMac by the end of this year
Within Apple’s current Mac product line, the 24-inch iMac has not received an update for almost two years since its complete overhaul in 2021. During this period, Apple introduced the M2 chip series, so it would be expected that the 24-inch iMac would also be updated with the newer chip. However, recent reports suggest that Apple will not be using the M2 chip for the 24-inch iMac, but will instead upgrade it directly to the M3 chip.
According to Apple product leaker Mark Gurman‘s latest prediction report, Apple will release a new version of the 24-inch iMac at the end of this year, which will mainly feature an upgrade to the M3 chip using the 3nm manufacturing process. Other hardware is expected to remain the same as the current version, with only cosmetic changes such as color options, including blue, silver, pink, and orange.
The 24-inch iMac is currently the only iMac product available for purchase from Apple. In the past, Apple had three iMac product offerings, including the 21.5-inch, 27-inch, and iMac Pro models. However, today, Apple’s all-in-one computer product line is much simpler, with the 24-inch iMac targeting mainly home and light office use. It seems that the iMac Pro, a favorite among creators, has disappeared from the product line, possibly to avoid negatively impacting sales of the Studio Display monitor and Mac Studio.
Many users are still waiting for news about a larger size iMac, as the 24-inch screen is too small for many users in today’s environment. Users hope that Apple will release a successor to the 27-inch iMac, but it is still too early to tell. However, it is possible that Apple will have a wave of updates for its Mac lineup by the end of this year, including new models that users have been waiting for.