The rumor: In addition to a slew of new M2 chips, Apple is already planning a new iMac with M3 inside, according to Mark Gurman (86.4% accurate, via Power On).
- “If you’re waiting for a new iMac, I’m hearing an M3 version of that desktop is already in the works—though I imagine it won’t launch until the end of next year at the earliest. Also, for those asking, I still think an iMac Pro is coming. It just won’t be anytime soon,” Gurman says
- Aside from a new chip, it is unlikely we’ll see any major design changes on the next 24-inch iMac…considering that Apple just redesigned the product in April 2021
Sam’s take: No specs yet for the M3 chip, but as the M2 is rumored to be a minor step up from M1, I would bet it’ll be the same story for M3. Also interesting to note is Gurman’s continued mention of a forthcoming iMac Pro (which other sources have said will not be happening). With him tripling down on this I will be absolutely shocked if it doesn’t ever release. Plus, it would fix the huge gap in Apple’s desktop lineup right now with no 27-inch iMac available.