Gurman: iMac with M3 chip already in the works, could launch late next year

While Apple has just finished introducing all the M1 chip variants and we’re expecting the first batch of M2 computers, it looks like the Cupertino company is already working on its third generation of silicon for the Mac and iPad. The iMac M3 is coming; this is what we know.

In the latest edition of Switched on Newsletter, BloombergMark Gurman’s Mark Gurman says an M3 version of the iMac is already in the works. While it’s unclear what kind of advancements or technology this chip will use, it’s interesting to learn that Apple is already targeting its entry-level processor for another iMac.

For now, Gurman believes that Apple is working on several 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 new 14-inch MacBook Pro and 16-inch MacBook Pro;
  • A dual chip M2 Ultra for Mac Pro.

The M2 chip could land in June, as the journalist said that Apple could be planning to launch some new Macs in the coming months. Also, this is what Gurman wrote about the iMac M3:

Since then, I’ve heard that the M2 chips aren’t the only ones being tested at Apple. And if you’re holding out for a new iMac, I hear an M3 version of that desktop is already in the works, though I imagine it won’t be released until late next year at the earliest. Also, for those asking, I still think an iMac Pro is coming. It just won’t be anytime soon.

9to5Mac was also able to confirm with independent sources that Apple is working on all those M2 Macs, though it’s interesting to note that the next iMac could possibly feature the M3 chip later next year, skipping the M2 processor.

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

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

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