Apple is said to be preparing to launch a new iMac later this year, bringing a major spec bump to the company’s all-in-one desktop computers for the first time since 2021, when the company launched the first models powered by Apple processors.

According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, the new iMac is “at an advanced stage of development,” but it won’t go into mass production until June at the earliest, which means it will most likely ship in the second half of 2023.

iMac (2021)

Gurman says the new iMac has the same 24 inch display as the 2021 models and comes in the same color options including silver, pink, yellow, orange, purple, green, and blue.

The biggest change is that the new models are expected to bring a processor upgrade: the 2021 iMac features an Apple M1 octa-core processor with up to 8-core graphics, up to 16GB of unified memory, and up to 2TB of storage.

Gurman says it’s likely that the 2023 model will be one of the first Macs to ship with an Apple M3 series processor, although that’s not a certainty – it’s also possible that the computers could have M2 series chips. I wouldn’t be surprised if Apple also offered the opportunity for customers to equip the all-in-one PCs with more than 16GB of memory since its newer chips support more memory than the original M1 processor.

iMac (2021)

That said, folks who really want a more powerful system may want to opt for Apple’s upcoming Mac Pro, which Gurman says is expected to launch this spring or summer. It will be the first Mac Pro featuring an Apple M series processor, and it’s expected to have an M2 Ultra chip with up to 24 CPU cores, up to 76 graphics cores, and support for up to 192 GB or memory (or possibly more).

A new MacBook Air with a 15 inch display and an updated 13 inch MacBook Air are also both said to be on the way, although Gurman can only guess whether these laptops will feature M2 or M3 series chips.

You can find more details (and rumors and speculation) about Apple’s roadmap for the coming months and years in the latest edition of Gurman’s Power On newsletter for Bloomberg.

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  1. The 3nm M3 chip with a 40-core CPU will definitely deliver more visible power vs M2 generation. I think with the M3 chips Apple will enter the gaming space, and the newer generation Macs will have much better gaming benchmark scores and the overall FPS rates and performance vs prior gen M2 and M1 chips. M3 Macs will close gaming performance gaps vs Windows OS based platforms and RTX series gaming graphics cards. The current M2 has already made substantial progress in this regard, so M3 with 3nm chip infrastructure will again raise the bar very high.

    There will be other performance improvements too that the M3 will offer if you are going to perform GPU-demanding tasks such as 3D graphic rendering or modeling, video and audio production, etc. Here too the next-gen M3 3nm process will offer up to 15% higher performance and 30% lower power draw versus N5. By comparison, N5P is a 7% improvement with 15% less power draw vs prior gen.

  2. I hate Apple’s obsession with ultra thin everything. I bet this will only have 2 USB-C ports, one of which will be used for charging and the other will need a hub or dongles to connect a second screen or any other peripherals.

    1. The iMac has a fully integrated charging cable which also includes network port. There is no issue with second screen, just use one of the usb-c ports.

  3. I can’t wait for the new 3nm Ryzen and Intel i3 cpus to come out slightly after the m3. New laptops are going to be faster than my desktop. Thanks TSMC.

  4. This has me thinking, what we are looking at here is basically a mounted tablet. So why not have the ability to take the m3 off its mount and carry it around like its a tablet? You are probably already paying enough for that extra feature. Then Apple could retire their entire redundant iPad line… oh wait, nvm.

    1. You must not use or even want to use Apple devices in any other way that papa Apple says, them’s the rules.

      Like, people get angry at me when I question why the new iPad pro with M2 chips can not, or should I say, do not run a desktop environment even though it has the same hardware as in the Macbook Air. Why would I want to buy two different form factors when the tablet can do both with a keyboard attachment.

      Oh right, they just give you the gimped multitasking feature so that you’ll buy both.