The next 24-inch iMac will have an M3 chip, Apple is reportedly skipping the M2 generation of chips entirely
While rumors previously suggested that we’d see a new Apple M3 chip as early as this year with improved performance for the MacBook Air line, its launch appears to have been pushed back to next year. At the same time, we will supposedly see the next 24-inch iMac with that very chip, because the company seems to have decided to skip the M2 generation of chips when it comes to this device.
As Apple prepares to launch a new chip, its 24-inch iMac still only runs on the M1 chip, and the new model will jump straight to the M3 line, claims journalist Mark Gurman.
Apart from Gurman, industry analyst Ming-Chi Kuo also wrote about the new iMac model, also claiming that we will see it in 2024, but he, on the other hand, did not mention which processor the next model will use.
If this information turns out to be correct, the M3 will be a more than welcome addition to the new model as it will then be a standalone desktop computer, not a MacBook.
The new M3 chip is manufactured by TSMC on a 3 nm manufacturing process that is designed to deliver improved computing and graphics performance. In addition, this processor should consume less power, which is a valuable element for the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models. These models should also come out next year with M3, M3 Pro and M3 Max chips.
The exact launch dates of all the mentioned newspapers are still unknown, but it is possible that the new Mac computers will come out between spring and summer, concludes Wccftech.