Gurman: iMac with M3 chip already on the way may be released later next year

While Apple has just finished introducing all the M1 chip variants and we’re waiting for the first batch of M2 computers, it looks like the Cupertino company is already working on its third generation of silicon for Macs – and iPads. The M3 iMac is coming, here’s what we know.

In the latest edition of Switch on newsletter, Bloombergs Mark Gurman says an M3 version of the iMac is already on the way. While it’s not clear what kind of advancement or technology this chip will use, it’s interesting to know that Apple is already aiming its entry-level processor at another iMac.

So far, Gurman believes Apple is working on multiple computers with the M2 processor:

  • An M2 chip for a new MacBook Air, entry-level MacBook Pro and Mac mini;
  • M2 Pro and M2 max chips for a new 14-inch MacBook Pro and 16-inch MacBook Pro;
  • A dual M2 Ultra chip for Mac Pro.

The M2 chip could land as early as June, when the journalist said Apple could plan to release some new Macs over the next few months. Additionally, here’s what Gurman wrote about the M3 iMac:

Since then, I’ve heard that the M2 chips are not the only ones being tested in Apple. And if you’re waiting for a new iMac, I can hear that an M3 version of that desktop is already on the way – though I imagine it won’t be launched until the end of next year at the earliest. Also for those who ask, I still think an iMac Pro is coming. It just will not be for the time being.

9to5Mac was also able to confirm with independent sources that Apple is working in all of these M2 Macs, though it’s interesting to note that the next iMac might just have the M3 chip later next year, thus skipping the M2 processor over.

Right now, the only available iMac is the 24-inch model. Since the company has no plans to introduce a larger iMac, it looks like this could be the version that should get the M3 processor in the future.

What do you think of Apple’s schedule for their new Macs? Which one are you waiting for the company to publish? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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